WMCFW Day 4 Rudsak
By Ainsley Kerr (YYZEvents Fashion Writer)
TORONTO, ON – After feeling like less than divine perfection on the fourth day (a mixture of last nights champagne, aching feet and sleep deprivation) we scurried off to Hair on the Avenue who transformed us into a woman who looked like she had a facial the day before combined with 9 hours sleep.
For my outfit I had laid aside an Andrew Majtenyi dress, with a Caroline Furs stole and my Guiseppe Zanotti ankle booties.
First up we had Farley Chatto’s return to the catwalk in a collection that was exclusively fur! As an advocate for Canadian fur I applaud Farley Chatto for choosing such a brave material for his return to the runway. I did not expect anything less when I was blown away by his creativity in his pieces. He even managed to make a mink coat for a man that oozed in sex appeal. My standout piece had to be a gorgeous fox coat with a wide metallic belt that cinched it the coat in the middle.
As if to appease the fur free crowd in the audience. Farley’s show was followed up by, Soia & Kyo an almost exclsively fur free outerwear line. Soia & Kyo is a Montreal based family run line that has just recently celebrated its 10th birthday This line is known for the effortless elegance and that certain “je ne sais quoi” that can only stem from its French influence. My must have from the collection is their wool baseball caps.
The closing show for the night was Rudsak. This show was much anticipated as not only is Rudsak one of the most inimitable of Canadian outerwear lines, this collection also happened to celebrating their 20th anniversary. The show hit the nail on rock star chic with the runway filled with lace; leather and Russian fox fur hats.