With a media preview, fashion show and after-party on the schedule, the final day of World Mastercard Fashion Week was unofficially Express day. The U.S. retailer of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, which has over 600 outlets south of the border and a new store set to open at Toronto Eaton Centre in November, closed out fashion week with a bang with the help of a supermodel, a top Canadian band, and a very on-trend Spring 2013 collection.
Jessica Stam, one of my favourite models of all time, opened Express’s runway show in a cute striped frock, and was followed by a stream of pretty party dresses, ladylike floral print pieces, and a whole lot of peplum. The show highlighted chic, easy-to-style looks that will have us (and you!) covered for every occasion, from office meetings to first dates, next spring. The men in our lives won’t feel left out either; Express sent out one handsome male model after another looking quite dapper in the brand’s suit offerings.
And if we weren’t already taken with Express after a stunning Stam closed the show in a pleated LRD, the after-party, featuring a private performance by Canadian band Dragonette, sealed the deal. Express + Jessica Stam + Dragonette was just too fabulous a combination to resist.
In between songs, Dragonette singer Martina Sorbara confessed to the crowd, “I learned today that peplum is in style.” And Express, I would add, is definitely the place to find it. Shopping date at the new Toronto Eaton Centre store next month? Yes please! In the meantime, follow TEC on Twitter and Facebook for updates on Express’s upcoming launch.
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