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Fashion Week’s dramatic peak

- October 22nd, 2010

Anyone daring enough to attend all eight runway shows and viewings at Toronto Fashion Week on Thursday would have walked away feeling emotionally exhausted.

The theme of the day was drama: with theatrical clothing ranging from spiked leather collars, to dresses made of trash (really), to modern masterpieces void of all humanity.

It was one of those rollercoaster evenings that one arrives home from not knowing whether to laugh or cry, but feeling quite certain they need a good night’s sleep to recover.

A standout pale peach silk dress by Sarah Stevenson. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

A standout pale peach silk dress by Sarah Stevenson. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

The day started off with a viewing of Sarah Stevenson’s luxurious, handcrafted line, which was French in aesthetic (Edith Piaf songs played throughout) and captured a wry primness, with loosely fitting silk shirt dresses that boasted a hint of sexiness in a floral lace print.

The designer hoped to take onlookers to a tea party (some models even held tea cups), and the clothes would have certainly fit in at a cosmopolitan café. They were so delicately made, though, that they would likely work best on the body of a laissez-faire socialite – who prefers to be admired by gentleman callers, rather than venturing out into the uncouth world.

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