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.
Just in case you’ve somehow didn’t hear about this fantastic event at the Queen st. Bay store, the British are coming! This is going to be an exciting lineup of British contemporary designers where they will hold discussion panels and trunk shows all day tomorrow. Here`s the schedule: The Room, 176 Yonge Street, 3rd floor Complimentary Valet Parking at Richmond Street entrance Guests: Charlotte Olympia – 11:00 AM A panel discussion with our visiting designers, hosted by author and journalist Bronwyn Cosgrave – 12:00 PM Giles Deacon – 1:00 PM Erdem – 2:00 PM Nicholas Kirkwood – 3:00 PM Jonathan Saunders – 4:00 PM Don`t missout on this great event, see you all there! sa
I love this beautiful handbag. I was downtown today at The Bay on Queen Street where they have relaunched “The Room” – a couture boutique within the store. It was my first visit since the relaunch and I was interested to see what labels and designers that they had selected to showcase. I know that The Room is an attempt for The Bay to get back into the premier fashion scene but personally, I wasn’t blown away by the space or the merchandise. I did, however, find this amazing Be & D handbag. I’d seen it in magazines and on websites but never in person. It retails for $1495 USD so it will be more in CAD. Sigh. So in love. I am hoping that somehow it will just arrive on my doorsteps if I wish hard enough. E