Toronto Fashion Week Buzz

A list of the top presenters this week in Toronto.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Toronto Fashion Week kicked off on Monday, and slews of designers have made their way to the big city to show off their latest spring/summer 2012 collections for a week of runway shows and events. Here is a round-up of what's on the schedule for the coming days.


Marie Saint Pierre – Presenting Wednesday, Oct. 19

Considered a Canadian icon of fashion since Marie Saint Pierre Design Inc. was founded, Marie Saint Pierre is known for her layering techniques and fluid lines, creating an imaginative juxtaposition of textures and colors.


Joe Fresh – Presenting Wednesday, Oct. 19

For more than 25 years, Creative Director of the Joe Fresh brand Joseph Mimran has been an important contributor to the fashion and design industry in Canada and has always been on the forefront of what's next. Mimran also serves as chair of the Fashion Design Council of Canada.


Bustle – Presenting Thursday, Oct. 20

Once Bay Street lawyers and now a leading Canadian sportswear label, Bustle has become well-known for its unique take on menswear classics. With pieces ranging from swimsuits to red carpet suits, the line offers a full range of menswear all with a strong focus on fit, unique and luxurious fabrics, attention to detail, and of course, signature cheekiness.


David Dixon – Presenting Friday, Oct. 21

In 1995, after an internship with world-famous Canadian designer Alfred Sung, Dixon created his own label. He has since expanded his successful signature collection as well as partnered with several national and international brands to further the David Dixon label. Currently the David Dixon Signature Collection can be found at The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Simons, and specialty boutiques across Canada and internationally.


Denis Gagnon – Presenting Friday, Oct. 21

Denis Gagnon creates one-of-a-kind collections with distinction and refinement while injecting his fashions with a touch of glam rock and mystery. Known for his mastery of forms, materials such as silk and leather, and textures, Denis Gagnon's style never stops evolving. His brand is available at Holt Renfrew and earlier this year, Denis Gagnon re-opened his flagship boutique located in Montreal – Old Port (170B Saint-Paul Street West).


Photo Credit: Bustle Clothing