We are sharing 6 fashionable things that you absolutely can not miss in Toronto this summer. Whether you're staycationing, new in town or just passing through, there will be something on this list that sparks your interest:
1. Manolo Blahnik The Art of Shoes: A stunning retrospective by one of the world’s most influential figures within the fashion industry. For over 45 years, Blahnik’s inventiveness and superb artisanship has crossed boundaries between fashion and art, inspiring elegance and perfection. This is the final and only North American venue to showcase this travelling exhibit, so don't miss out! Previous stops on the international tour included Milan, Saint Petersburg, Prague and Madrid.
Where: The Bata Shoe Museum
When: May 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019
2. Iris Van Herpen: Transforming Fashion: The exhibition explores the extraordinary designs of Dutch couturier, Iris van Herpen, through her 2008-2015 collections that push the boundaries of traditional fashion and craftsmanship.
Where: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
When: June 2, 2018 - October 8, 2018
3. 60 Years of Made In Italy: Celebrates Italian Heritage Month in Canada and pays homage to the sartorial leaders of Italian design including esteemed fashion houses Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Valentino, Moschino, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, and more dating back to 1951 to present day.
Where: Yorkville Village
When: June 1, 2018 - July 3, 2018
4. An Afternoon with Diana Vreeland, Empress of Fashion: She inspired designers, models, photographers. She transformed what a fashion magazine could be. And at the age of 60-plus, she embraced the revolutionary spirit of the 1960s, showcasing the era's game-changing fashions and personalities in the pages of Vogue, where she was editor-in-chief. Diana Vreeland (1903-1989) was unique, an opinionated eccentric, self-taught. Join Revue Cinema for this special screening of the documentary "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel" plus, Bata Shoe Museum senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack will introduce the film and take part in a Q&A.
Where: Revue Cinema 400 Roncesvalles Avenue Toronto, ON
When: June 17, 2018
5. The Rosè Picnic: Take part in the BIGGEST Rosè Picnic in Toronto, dedicated to great wine, delicious food, and music from Canada’s top Djs. Be the first to experience unobstructed views of the city skyline and Lake Ontario at the historic Stanley Barracks and Hotel X Toronto. The lawns of Stanley Barracks and Hotel X Toronto will be transformed into a sea of pink and white as guests eat, drink, dance, or relax on pink picnic blankets throughout the day and into the evening. You will enjoy sipping an assortment of fabulous rosé wines, while savouring the delicious food of celebrity chef Mark McEwan.
Where: Stanley Barracks at Hotel X Toronto 111 Princes' Blvd, Toronto
When: August 11, 2018
6. African Fashion Week: Each August, all eyes turn to Canada’s most prominent diversity event: African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT). Buyers,
retailers, celebrities, models, VIPs along with thousands of national and international audiences and press come to Toronto, which for five days become the heartbeat of the city, debuting the latest collections of top designers and brand. Don't miss out on this years new looks!
Where: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
When: August 30, 2018 - September 2, 2018