How lucky was I to be invited to Toronto Fashion Week by Montreal-based brand Wallo? Designer Marie-Andrée Wallot and her husband Jean-Pierre Simard could not have been kinder, more gracious hosts, and I am so grateful to them to have gotten to share this experience with their team.
Inspired by the pictorial and digital art of designer Wallot, the collection includes beautiful silk scarves, flowy tops, edgy pants and leggings, airy and elegant dresses, easy tunics and a boho-inspired, breezy maxi dress. Let me take you behind the scenes!
My arrival at TFW.
Marie-Andrée giving me a sneak peak of the pieces that will walk her collection – including menswear kimonos! The silk is incredible to the touch, and the painted faces add depth and an exotic mystery to her line.
The models all dressed backstage and waiting for their cue.
Everyone huddled together in the front row ready for the show to begin!
The kimonos and dresses flowed so beautifully in the breeze making me want each and every piece to accompany me on a tropical vacay!
Marie-Andrée and I capped off the night with a visit to the set of Jeanne Beker’s show Style Matters for an interview about the collection!
This was a truly wonderful experience. I never thought I’d be sitting front row at a fashion show and I am so grateful. The production blew my mind as did Marie-Andrée’s true passion and enthusiasm for her work. I can’t wait to watch Wallo grow and thrive as a top Canadian brand!
Photo credits: Cate Brown and Wallo