Toronto Receives The British Invasion With Open Arms

On October 14th and 15th, The Bay held a two-day welcoming party to a group of talented British contemporary fashion designers Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Giles Deacon, Mark Fast, Erdem Moralioglu, Jonathan Saunders, Marios Schwab, and Nicholas Kirkwood. The first day of the “God Save the Queen” event started with an invite only gala held at The Room, which was transformed into a fashion gallery showcasing each designers work. The attendees at the event included socialites, fashion industry’s who’s who and media.

Interestingly, two of the “British” designers are in fact, Canadian, but they are based out of London. Designers Erdem Moralioglu and Mark Fast are two of the best examples of Canadian talent and I am glad that they are so well-known globally for their designs.

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Here are some of my favorite pieces from the gala.

Adding to the British air and mood of the evening was the Beefeater Gin bar, inspired by Savoy Hotel.

The level of craftsmanship and innovation was incredible; the pieces shown by these relatively young designers show a new direction in fashion and they were definitely very “British” in style. Compared to younger designers coming out of New York or Paris, their look is completely unique and fresh. I was very surprised to see that The Bay has chosen such designers.

The Bay is rapidly becoming one of the most happening places in the retail industry in the Canadian market, carrying luxury goods from well-known brands and building a bigger market. I am also happy to see that The Bay is being a leader by selecting such creative designers to offer their works in their store.

Also ,The Bay has started to throw the best fashion bashes in Toronto. This gala was amazingly planned and put-together – major props to their event planners and organizers!

Stay tuned for Part 2 – Eunji covered the designer panel and trunk shows!



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