Toronto Fashion Week: Mackage SS14

One of the most prestigious, contemporary outerwear brands in North America has done it again. Mackage continues their spring season with seductive details and tailored cuts; metallic seen in both lustrous fabrics and accessories is humbly hushed when constructed with a sportswear-infused silhouette. According to Mackage, spring-summer is the time to shine, and we all know that any YP that leaves a gleaming trail is never forgotten.

Pairing flare-hemmed mini skirts in sheer fabrics with shorts that resemble tennis briefs, keeps the sporty look fresh, sweet and sexy. Adding a metal belt to a trench instantly parlays panache and sophistication to a standard look. Traditional pieces turn chic with shimmering fabrics and wet-looking textures. Going out for after-work drinks? Enhance your more conservative duds by throwing on one of these glimmering jackets and you will be sure to shine bright like a diamond. 

We’ve all heard that ‘Orange is the New Black’, and Mackage clearly affirms this statement. The use of orange in sportswear reveals a sensible, fresh look that is easy to execute. This vibrant colour was featured in both men’s and women’s pieces throughout the show.

According to Mackage, leather is the new denim. For men, matching an avant-garde leather pant with a traditional trench subdues the courageous look. Quilting patterns are moderately used in men’s shorts, tees, and leggings. Alongside structured leather jackets, this makes a bold impression.

Although these flashy features may seem purely ‘runway’, pairing them with more conventional threads makes them strikingly wearable for the fashion-conscious young professional.

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