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To say FW16 Toronto Fashion Week was a whirlwind is an understatement. We ran in high heels through pouring rain, probably took 20 last-minute Uber rides to make it to shows, and even got placed in the coveted front row once or twice.

We’ve been to TFW shows in the past, but this season was the first time we really truly felt like a part of the chaos. We were at the tents every single day and I even got to spend some time behind the scenes at a Fashion Magazine shoot featuring looks from the shows. Below you’ll find some snaps from the shoot, plus team RAOP’s favourite looks from the FW2016 shows!

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Fashion Week Faves

Mackage // Embellished Knees

Sparkly knees? Yes please! We can wait to bedazzle all of our pants for next season.

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Narces // Lace & Sparkle

Romantic silhouettes and ladylike touches graced the Narces collection- you might say we fell in love.

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Helder Diego // Blush Grunge

If ballerinas decided to get edgy, their outfits would likely mirror the magic at Helder Diego. We especially adored the blush leather harnesses!

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Hayley Elsaesser // Bold Pop Prints

Hayley wins our hearts every season without fail, and her Big Lebowski-inspired collection this season was no exception. One of each please!

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Hilary MacMillan // Soft Pinks

Nobody showcased our favourite shade quite like Hilary MacMillan, and from fluffy pink furs to flowing pink dresses, the entire presentation was pink perfection.

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All TFW images via the TFW site

My grey leather jacket via. the amazing team at Mackage!

Dress Up

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As we take in layers of velvet, wool, and leather at the Toronto FW16 Fashion Week shows, my mind can’t help but focus on something a little more immediate: Spring!

The most pastel of the seasons seems to have Sprung earlier than usual here in Toronto, and we couldn’t be more excited to get back to head-to-toe Easter Egg dressing. Though it’s not quite warm enough to indulge in the full effect just yet, I’m definitely gathering ideas like a squirrel hoarding nuts- though I suppose that’s not really in season now is it?

My favourite trends from the SS16 collections were romantic lace, lots of white, and the sequins of course! I’m also really feeling sweet suedes (faux please), and the shimmering gleams of silver that seemed to make an appearance at almost every show in some capacity. In short, for me SS16 will be all about texture play, creamy hues with pops of milky colour, and as much sparkle as possible (as per usual).

Here’s a little taste of what’s to come:

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All images via Pinterest.