Toronto Fashion Trends To Watch Out For In 2016

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Updated: 18 December 2016
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Youtube sewing guru and fashion genius WithWendy went behind-the-scenes at Toronto Fashion Week to scope out out the trends to watch out for in 2016. From shine, velvet, and vinyl to fluffy accents, WithWendy takes us through this year’s trends in the fashion world, from runway to street style.

SHINE: Velvet and Vinyl

Shiny fabrics were found in both day and night wear, and not just in the form of small accents and details. Full outfits were completely glossed up, mixing textures even when both were high shine. Mikhael Kale mixed velvet and vinyl as a repeating theme in his collection, Christopher Paunil sent multiple dresses down the runway with metallic shine, and Bustle brought a glossy look to the classic moto jacket.

#MIKHAELKALE x #NEENYO #FallWinter2016 #FW16 #TFW #NXXNYO #OMOVO w/ @shelby_furbz RP@alysoncafiero

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Naturally, considering our Canadian climate, fur made multiple appearances in many Fall and Winter collections. It’s hard to call fur a ‘trend’ for this reason, but this year, it contributed to a few noteworthy fluffy appearances that didn’t serve much insulating purpose. Fluffy accents are coming to stores near you, as seen in Hilary Macmillan‘s sunglasses, LAMARQUE‘s bag, and the tulle peplum waist from David Dixon.

✨4 is better than 1!✨Velvet Velvet Velvet & our faux fur sunnies

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Embroidered goodness. To be revealed on Tuesday's runway at Toronto Fashion Week! #tfw

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CUTOUTS: Showing Some Skin

Multiple cutouts draw attention to sculpted shoulders, but occasionally, they also serve as guides to draw the eyes down an entire outfit. Instead of using stripes, prints, and textures to direct attention, designers use cutouts. Cutouts also don’t have to be revealing bare skin, as seen with Christopher Paunil’s translucent cutouts. There’s also great designs using cutouts, like David Dixon’s wrap-around or Narces‘ magical shoulder piece.

Toronto Fashion Week, while showing off this year’s trends on the runway, also brought light to current trends in street style: from stark white and flared pants to brightly colored accents and clean sneakers. For more fashion tips, DIY sewing videos and more, check out WithWendy, our go-to girl for all things fashion.

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