Judging by Holt Renfrew‘s early morning (8:45 a.m.!) fashion week kick-off, it’s clear that breakfast is the new cocktail hour. Unlike the department store’s usual après-work pack-’em-in-like-sardines fashion week fete, this season’s mini–fashion show and designer panel (emceed by Fashion Television‘s Jeanne Bekker) was a welcome change for the select group of industry insiders who gathered at the Holts Café yesterday. Post air-kisses and OJ fueling, Bekker interviewed the five designer darlings that Holts chose to highlight–Denis Gagnon, Jeremy Laing, Mikhael Kale, Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong of Greta Constantine, and Lida Baday, who was not in attendance–while models took to the intimate salon-style runway. Our’s favourite looks du jour included Gagnon’s Matrix-esque black leather and fringe mini dress, Greta Constantine’s sophisticated jersey day dress and Laing’s softly folded tunic. Fashion math: 5 innovative Canadian designers + 1 perfect setting – multiple lengthy speeches = complete fashion success.
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