1. Running into other Canadians at fashion week is always nice, but bumping into the Beckerman sisters is extra day-brightening. They’re also a special treat for the street style photographers—nobody does it as exuberantly as Cailli and Sam.
2. I fell in love with this look by Wes Gordon, a fantastic young designer who’s been making waves with his gorgeous dresses. His pants won me over, though—the top it was paired with was intricately beaded and sparkled in the light.
3. I visited Chanel to re-see the couture collection that was shown in January in Paris. It was stunning to see up close. The intricate work is mindblowing. And those sneakers? So very, very cool. But my favourite was Karl’s fanny pack.
4. J.Crew presented a collection inspired by 1920s Berlin cabarets. (Womenswear designer Tom Mora told me the Liza Minnelli movie Cabaret is a favourite.) The clothes were luxe and rich with colour. And, as we’ve come to expect from the label, ultra cool. The runway collection will be available for the first time in Canada at the newly opened Bloor Street store in Toronto.
5. I loved the details at Tory Burch. The dangly chain ear cuffs made me want to get another piercing, while this embroidered fur muff will make for an eccentric accessory next fall.
6. The Marc by Marc Jacobs refresh came with two talented Brits (Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, the label’s new co-designers), an abbreviated new name (called MBMJ now, thankfully they’ve dispensed with the ironic “MB by Marc by Marc by Marc Jacobs by Marc by…” mouthful), and a kick-ass super future Raving-Nascar-loving-equestrian-goes-Japanime attitude. From platform sneakers to origami bows to the Miyake like pleated layers, it was the most directional Marc show in ages. The fact that Jacobs himself sat front row while Bartley and Hillier took their bows only showed his faith in their dream-team pairing.