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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

This Week in Fashion: Vintage Crawl, Art of Fashion Design Competition, Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

Vintage Crawl TorontoThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.


Plaid Magazine's former Editorial Director Odessa Paloma Parker and Fitzroy's in-house designer Sarah Donofrio have teamed up to launch Grey Lagoons - a fashion line heavily influenced by the 60's and 70's. The debut collection is a chock full of bold colours and mixed prints, and it's available from now until October 20 at a pop-up inside Love of Mine (781 Queen St W).

M for Mendocino is launching "M hearts Poppy Delevingne for Vero Moda" this October - a capsule collection inspired by the British model's unique personal style. M locations across the GTA will be the only Canadian retailers carrying the edgy pieces, including a marled motorcycle jacket and a baroque print skirt.


Tomorrow night, Vintage Crawl Toronto is back and ready to paint the town red. After a very successful turnout last season, the very same retailers will be a part of the city-wide vintage shopping party, in addition to a flock of new participants including Black Flower Vintage, Thank You, and Print. Pick up a map at any of the listed boutiques to know exactly where to go for drinks, snacks, and sweet, discounted finds.

For yet another year, Art of Fashion is hosting their Annual Design Competition at 99 Sudbury Street; this year marks the 17th round celebrating emerging Canadian talent. Ten designers each produced a collection playing on the theme of "Past Behaviours," which will be judged on Friday (September 27) by a panel of fashion insiders. They'll be announcing the winners for Most Promising Designer of 2013 as well as the People's Choice Award &mdashp and the rest of the night (from 8 pm until 1 am) will be dazzled with cocktails, oysters, boutique vendors, and a performance by The Bellwoods. Tickets ($25) are available online.

The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show is just around the corner! This Saturday (September 28) from 10 am until 5 pm, head down to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front St W) to peruse one-of-a-kind clothing, shoes, and accessories from a whole slew of independent fashion retailers. Then, parade around in your statement find and wow everyone around you! Admission is $10.

If you've got shirts with missing buttons or pants ripping at the seams, bring them to St. Lawrence Market (92 Front St E) on Saturday (September 28) for the Toronto Clothing Repairathon. Running from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm, all your damaged clothing woes can disappear (free of charge!) with the help of the Repairathon's volunteers.


Foxy Originals, a local jewellery brand and online boutique, is setting up shop in the Church of the Redeemer (162 Bloor St W) to host a two-day pop-up sale. Stop by this Friday (September 27) from 2 pm until 7:30 pm or Saturday (September 28) from 10:30 am until 5:30 pm for a chance to see their girly accessories in the flesh... and cop them at up to 80% off!

Photo from our review of Black Flower Vintage.

by Bianca Venerayan via blogTO

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