Published On: Sat, Feb 9th, 2019

The standout moments from Toronto Fashion Week day 3

After three days of powerful, culture-celebrating runway shows, an ice-skating presentation and a cameo from ultimate gem human Tessa Virtue, that’s a wrap on the fall 2019 season of Toronto Fashion Week x RE\SET! Our fashion director, Jillian Vieira, checked out the final night and reminisced on the style stars that stole the show.

Most unique presentation space: WRKDEPT’s horizontal start

Runway shows — who needs ’em? Instead of the requisite strutting, models at WRKDEPT started lying down on a bed of crinkly white tarp, allowing guests to get a bird’s-eye view of the garments. Tbh, kinda wished I, too, could have had a nap amongst all the fashion week madness.

Best case for a Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity coat: this one at Hilary MacMillan

Faux leather master Hilary MacMillan upped her game with some Matrix-style trench coats. Want!

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Best seatmate: the enormous titanosaur Futalognkosaurus in the ROM lobby

The new show locations are looking good on you, TFW. Gawking at the fossils like a little kid while fashions floated by was pretty unforgettable.

Best ’80s-meets-Elizabethan wedding dress: this little number at Narces

Even though I chose a pretty simple gown for my own nuptials, this would’ve been an ideal second dress to sway in for the late-night party. Snaps to Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi, Narces’s creative director, for pushing boundaries in bridal.

Prettiest use of white liner: mod swipes at Mani Jassal

Makeup artist Simone Otis made the case for finicky white liner with these sculptural strokes that popped on the runway. Anyone want to recreate such beauty on my face? (No artistic talent here, unfortch.)

Most unexpected DJ remix: hip-hop and a bride at Mani Jassal

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YouTuber Kiran Rai took Mani Jassal’s last look — a wedding gown not unlike the bridal moment that closes most couture collections — down the runway to a typical processional, then, out of nowhere, drops her veil and Tamia feat. Fabulous’s upbeat Into You blares out of the speakers. Safe to say the crowd was pleased.

Jillian Vieira is the fashion director of The Kit, based in Toronto. She writes about fashion and trends. Reach her on email at or follow her on Twitter: @JillianVieira

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The standout moments from Toronto Fashion Week day 3