For Toronto Men’s Fashion Week SS17, we sent Vv Magazine contributor Anthony O’Dell to navigate through the sea of photographers, magazine editors, and bloggers to get the scoop on the best and worst looks of the season.
Last week wrapped up the 4th edition of Toronto’s Men’s Fashion Week (TOM*), showcasing the next generation of menswear talent in Canada. With the recent cancellation of Toronto Fashion Week and TOM* finding a new home at Mattamy Athletic Centre (thank God!), expectations were high. True to form, the week presented a wide array of looks showcasing the way men are dressing today.
If you didn’t have a chance to catch the shows, I’ve narrowed through the clutter to find the best and worst looks from the TOM* SS17 shows.
This look reminds me of an art project gone wrong that someone decided to wear. Please don’t try this at home.
Timberlands and paint splatter may be cool on their own but when paired together, screams construction worker. Needless to say, this look is not something you should aim to imitate next summer.
A skirt, work-boots and some kind of cape all in one outfit? While all can be the foundation of a great look individually, my brain can’t handle it all at once.
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For all the talk about wearable technology, this is the reason why no one’s really figured it out yet. A translucent light-up hoodie?? I’d rather check my phone manually.
Matching cream trousers/jacket with a navy scarf? This is the kind of sophisticated nonchalant look you should shoot for next summer.
Keeping the pastel trend going strong, Finezza perfects the look by keeping the rest of the outfit in the same color scheme and the tailoring on point.
Sticking to a tonal theme, Hendrixroe shows that mixing different textures and tones of one color in the same outfit is a great way to incorporate existing pieces you might not think would work together.
Joao Paulo Guedes
Cropped trousers, an oversized kimono shirt and custom brogues in one outfit? Guedes continues to push the needle with and we’re excited to see what he does next.
John Lennon Signature Collection
The Canadian Tuxedo may be a bit played out but this jacket takes it to another level. Forget the DIY shirt you made two years ago, this is how you should be wearing tie-dye come next summer.
What are your thoughts on our best and worst roundup of TOM* SS17? Let us know in the comments section below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.