Thursday, November 8, 2012

Express Rocks Toronto Fashion Week With Dragonette

The finale show to Toronto Fashion Week was put on by high-street retailer, EXPRESS. With four locations in the GTA and an online store, EXPRESS is an accessible brand with great staples and fun pieces if you’re on the hunt for a trendy item. EXPRESS showed a number of cocktail styles for the upcoming holiday season and lots of fun trends like the peplum, mullet skirts (short in the front, long in the back), and colours like metallics and fire red were showcased.

Canadian supermodel, Jessica Stam, was the hands-down showstopper. The stunner, who has appeared on some of the biggest runway shows around the world (think Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Gucci) was incredibly captivating in person and garnered many cheers from the crowd. If you needed a reason to love the Ontario native more, upon her arrival back home in Canada she tweeted, “@Jess_Stam: Country music and Tim Hortons... Feels good to be back in Ontario!”, earning one of the top tweets of the day.

After the runway show, EXPRESS threw a rocking after party in the studio where previous runway shows had taken place all week. Upon entering the studio, guests immediately flocked to the pop-up shop set-up inside. EXPRESS gave away free button-up shirts to the gents and a pair of pants to the ladies. Past the pop-up shop was an open bar and appetizers made their way around the room for guests eagerly awaiting Dragonette. I took this as an opportunity to pose for a quick photo with two of the male models from the show.
Dragonette finally made an appearance about an hour into the after-party and they were well worth the wait. Kicking off their set with the popular song “I Get Around”, a crowd full of stylishly tired Toronto Fashion Week goers came to life with cheers and a few fist pumps (myself included). Dragonette put on a fun show and capped off an action-packed and incredibly successful Toronto Fashion Week and EXPRESS show.  

Thanks for following our Toronto Fashion Week coverage all week long. We had a blast!

Carolyn Desrosiers is the style blogger behind  Find her on Twitter @covetedclassics

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