PHOTOS: TOM* Toronto Men’s Fashion Week announces second season

TOM has announced plans to host the Fall/Winter 2015 season of menswear collections after a successful inaugural event.

The two day event packed in a lot of events, helping to bring mens fashion to the forefront in Canada. The first season of TOM* Fashion Week boasted 17 designer specific runway shows, the Men’sFashion4HopeCelebrity Charity Fundraiser, the first ever Emerging Menswear Design Award, EMDA, the launch of the official TOM* Magazine, a Wearable Technology runway show and Digital Lounge and even a TOM* Talks panel discussion series with Fashion Group International (FGI) Toronto.

he Fairmont Royal York Hotel hosted the first season of runway shows including the Men’sFashion4Hope Celebrity Charity Fundraiser Presented by GotStyle. This invite only event featured celebrities and industry leaders walking the runway in the latest in menswear trends by GotStyle retail boutique to raise money for the Kol Hope Foundation for Children to benefit SickKids Hospital Toronto.

Designers, editors and fashion lovers alike traveled from all over the world to attend the inaugural season of menswear shows in Toronto including designers Paulo Succar from Mexico, TOTHEM from Italy, Paul Nathapol from Thailandand contributors from Vogue L’Uomo, Forbes Magazine, British GQ and Bullett Magazine NYC.

The grand finale to Toronto Men’s Fashion Week was the Emerging Menswear Design Award, EMDA. After five finalists showed their Spring/Summer 2015 collections, Joao Paulo Guedes was chosen and received a 10K cash prize toward their next collection.

“TOM* has opened the window for men’s fashion to thrive in this country, and it has done so in pure style. Together we have created an exciting platform for Canadian menswear designers to truly shine – putting a global spotlight onToronto, our innovation, creativity and talent.” says Founder & Executive Director Jeff Rustia, TOM*.

“TOM*FW is a much-needed platform for menswear in Canada and the EMDA awards is an invaluable opportunity for emerging menswear talent. The Toronto Fashion Incubator and I were honoured to be involved and we extend our warmest congratulations to Jeff Rustia for this successful, inaugural event.” – Susan Langdon, Executive Director of the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI).

In addition the jam-packed week of fashion events Toronto Men’s Fashion Week launched it’s own full color, glossy print, 120 page printed TOM* Magazine available in stores at Chapters and Indigo starting in September.

Dates, venue and additional details are to be announced for the Fall/Winter 2015 menswear collections for Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, TOM*FW. Check out some of our favourite looks from the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week in the gallery below.

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