On August 12th, fashion history was made when Toronto became eighth international city to host a men’s fashion week. The three day inaugural event took place at the chic Fairmont Royal York Hotel and boasted an amazing line up of Canadian and International designers including HD Homme, Christopher Bates, SONS OF ODIN, Worth by David C. Wigley, Benji WZW, TOTHEM from Italy, Christian L’Enfant Roi, and Dominican-born, New York based designer Jose Duran. Toronto men’s fashion week or TOM* for short, also included a celebrity charity fashion show raising money for KOL Hope Foundation for Children and Sick Kids Hospital. Arguably the highlight of the week was the Emerging Menswear Design Award competition which showcased five finalist collections and awarded $10,000 to Brazilian-born, Canadian-based, Joao Paulo Guedes collection of graphic prints.
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