We are honoured to be a part of the team for this season’s Toronto Men’s Fashion Week! It was definitely an incredible experience, where we got to watch some shows during our shifts and see some beautiful, well-dressed guests and models. 😉
We brought our cameras to the last day of the fashion week, and we were able to capture some of the atmosphere of this event. We watched three shows this day, including Xian, Caffery Van Horne, and Kenneth Barlis.
Don’t get us wrong; all the shows were amazingly performed, each designer had their own unique style and concept. But what caught our eyes most was the last outfit on the runway of Kenneth Barlis (as you can see in the picture), with the intricate sequin feathered jacket. Its whole show consisted of fun-coloured men’s suits and awesome soundtracks (because who doesn’t like “Uptown Funk”?).
At the beginning of the Kenneth Barlis’ show, the father of TOM*: Jeff Rustia gave some quick shoutouts to all its event sponsors and also shared a very heart-touching story of his lost son, Kol, who was born with Trisomy 13, a fatal genetic syndrome. He said that the lost of his son was the reason why he was inspired to launch Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, where all its proceeds will be donated to the The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) to improve the condition and lives of children with congenital diseases. We send all our prayer to his lost son, and hope that more people will be aware of the cause and be more motivated to attend TOM*’s shows.
Too bad we are both going away during the summer (which also means more travel photos!), but if you’re interested there is another TOM* happening in the August. The tickets are open to the public (around $20 which is not too expensive), and you get to check out all the good-looking male models + amazing fashion pieces!
But of course, there are other ways to get involved and see the backstage of TOM* by being part of its team. They are always looking for more volunteers about a month before the collection starts, including: events & logistics, food & beverages, dressers, graphic designs and so on.
Stayed tuned for next week’s Rhapsody Monday, and have a great week everyone! ♥