The latest collection from several notable Canadian menswear designers were shown last week during Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (aka TOM*). This week bills itself as the most influential men’s fashion show in Canada but one should note that it is also the only male-focused fashion week in Canada. Some shows were packed while others had many empty seats. So what was shown on the runways for Spring Summer 2016 and will you be wearing them? We headed over to the shows to bring you back the rundown on the best collections we saw. Here’s our top 6 (in no particular order).
KOLLAR Clothing This menswear brand has been around for several seasons but this is the first time it showed during TOM. Available to purchase all over the world, this is one of our go-to brands for Canadian based streetwear.
Joao Paulo Guedes This Brazillian-born-Canadian-based designer has been turning heads with his clever use of prints for the past several years. If you aren’t scared of print, this is the guy you need to be wearing. His swimsuits will also have heads turning on the beach.
Caffery Vanhorne If you are looking for great suiting with a sartorial edge that isn’t boring then you should know about this brand.
Xian wants us to be in black for spring 2017 and we are more than okay with that. Stand out pieces included luxe sweatshirts and bomber jackets.
HendrixRoe took inspiration from the early days of rock n’ roll for spring 2017. These pieces are edgy and sexy with a retro feel – these are the type of duds Jimi Hendrix would have worn. We love the fringed leather jacket.
Whitney Linen is known within womenswear circles for making great linen pieces and the brand has now turned its focus to include pieces for men. Look for great easy to wear linen pieces for next year with interesting details. Of note, we loved the side button detailing on many of the shirts; a great update on a classic.