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Toronto Fashion Trends

What a season! The World Mastercard Fashion Week here in Toronto Canada has wrapped up and the trends are crystal clear for Spring 2013. I know it’s snowing and raining all over the northern hemisphere but a great way to cope with this frosty weather is to invest in the Spring 2013 trends now, then crank up the heat in your suite, close your eyes and pretend it’s hot Hot HOT outside.  Also… putting on Caribbean tunes and dancing in front of a mirror helps to get you over the messy weather. But first: What to wear?

Bright Whites

I’ve never seen such prime examples of this trend than those displayed on the Canadian catwalk. When designers like Joseph Mimran of Joe Fresh, Golnaz Ashtiani of ASHTIANI, and Mike Derderian and Gianni Falcone of PAVONI, all use white as one of the prime colors in their collections you can bet it’ll be on the streets come March 2013.  Not confident in all white? A Black and white blend has also been seen across runways all over the world from New York to Paris.

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Popping Prints

Subtle floral prints may be trending for Resort 2013, but if you’re anything like me bigger is better and Spring 2013 is all about featured prints.  The difference can be seen in the way a print is repeated or placed on a dress or coat. If it’s one solid print that’s similar to a painting or fresco (like the ones Evan Biddell used in his Spring 2013 collection), you’re on track for stardom! However, if it’s a repetitive spackling of dullness, then abort that print mission! “Houston… We have a fashion disaster!”

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Mesh it up

Tired of being hot? Don’t be conceited, I meant sweaty.  Then this next trend will be your besty. A mesh fabric or tightly woven netting was all over the runways from big brands like Dolce and Gabbana to the up and comers like DeMOYO by Paidemoyo Chideya. Structured suiting and dresses that look almost alien are the best for this trend, but then again a simple maxi dress with mesh inserts can do the trick nicely.  Remember… Keep Calm, Airy on!

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I’ve just delivered you a dynamite combination for a killer wardrobe.  Wear these trends, and you’re sure to grab the attention of street style photographers or that special someone.  And if all else fails, go for stripes of any variety.  They’ll be bombarding every diffusion line and retail store you can imagine, which is also why I didn’t include them in the trend report. Yes stripes are a mega-trend, but if you want to stand out in the crowd, then stick to the original three.