From August 15th to August 23rd – Toronto Mens Fashion Week debuted the Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Mattamy Centre in downtown Toronto. Some returning favourites included designers such as: Hendrixroe, Caffery Van Horne, and Finezza to name a few. These talented designers explored the opportunities to showcase their brand in unique ways that allowed the audience to get an authentic experience of what each brand means and represents. Zane Barlas shined through this way by bringing his roots of Saudi Arabia into his modern men’s fashion line. This is Barlas’ second consecutive season presenting at TOM* and his runway made sure that he should definitely be back for a third.
The showstopper this year was the collaboration with “BEATLES 50 T.O.” TOMFW teamed up with the City of Toronto to bring forward 50 different looks from a variety of designers. Each of these looks represented a style that the Beatles brought to life. Coincidentally, this was held on the anniversary of the last Beatles performance in Toronto, in the same theatre, the Mattamy Centre, which happened 50 years ago to the day. Below are some of our favourite looks from the BEATLEMANIA show.
As the week of fashion came to close, TOM* Executive Director and Founder, Jeff Rustia Gold, made an impacting statement at the very end, leaving many excited. TOMFW will now produce a Toronto Women’s Fashion week. This comes after the news of the cancellation of Toronto Fashion Week. If there was any speculation that Toronto was not a fashion forward city – TOMFW definitely made it’s mark to show the future of fashion that the city has to offer.