For 2015 Oscar awards season’s biggest night, this year nominees left nothing to chance. Best Actress contenders Marion Cotillard, Rosamund Pike, and Julianne Moore took a timeless beauty route for the red carpet, pulling their hair back into sleek, crisp updos paired with knockout nude makeup—and ensuring on-stage acceptance looks they will never regret. Those with less at stake embraced laid-back hair—and the occasional calculated risk: Dakota Johnson’s wispy ponytail made her red lip (and matching Saint Laurent dress) feel modern and age-appropriate, while Naomi Watts and Margot Robbie gave an edge to their matte statement mouths with relaxed yet polished bobs. Proving there’s no better accessory than luminous skin, Lupita Nyong’o returned to the red carpet with a glowing complexion that out shined her pearl-encrusted Calvin Klein Collection dress.
Last week, World MasterCard Fashion Week (#WMCFW ) took over David Pecaut Square for its fall/winter 2015 shows. The week-long spectacle showcased hundreds of men's and women's fashion by Canadian and international designers alike.
Here are our top 5 picks for the top looks from Toronto Fashion Week. Helder DiegoMikael DMelissa Nepton Montreal, QC designer Melissa Nepton is the queen of drapery; her pieces fold and flow like liquid. In this all-black look, the in-your-face coat is the main attraction, but the tailored wool pants deserve just as much credit. Sid Neigum
Helder Aguiar and Diego Fuchs have a very distinct aesthetic - clean, sharp and colourless. Half of this little black dress is made with metallic pleats and finished off with a solid belt - proof that minimalism can be impactful though simple.
Mikael D finished the week off with two dozen showstopping dresses, including a handful of enormous ball gowns. the look of the evening was a body-hugging black number with strategically-placed cutouts - a design that would seem done to death save for the tattoo-like illusion beading floating on the model's skin.
Narces opened with a new take on the '60s shift. Though the rest of the collection looked nothing like it, this dress stood out with its futuristic metallics and peeks of sheer.
Sid Neigum never ceases to amaze with his architectural garments. This time around, he used subtly pleated white fabric to form a gawk-worthy origami dress.