This week, the two-night event THE COLLECTIONS RE/SET was unveiled for the first time in the historic Toronto venue The Great Hall.

The event gave Canadian designers a chance to share their collections in a new and innovative way in hopes of resetting the way fashion is presented.

First up on Day One was “Vogue Designer to Watch” and DHL Exported winner Sid Neigum, who showed 8 looks from his SS17 collection, all of which featured a simple yet bold red, black and white colorway.

Meanwhile in the Conversation Room, Toronto-based designer duo Markoo shared their collection which featured strong outerwear, bold textures and contemporary silhouettes.

Menswear brand Klaxon Howl’s collection was inspired by the strength and masculinity of 1960’s Frenchman and South American rebels with leather bombers and camouflage accents.

Avant-garde designer Pedram Karimi ended the night with a strong collection presented by Montreal singer Apigeon. Apigeon undressed and redressed on stage while singing with the help of two male models.

Day Two kicked off with the bold yet feminine FW17 collection from Hilary Macmillan. With a focus on crisp black and white throughout the collection as well as tough leather pieces and soft, flowy blouses, Macmillan’s designs are perfect for any strong independent woman.

In the Conversation Room, Beaufille shared their classically feminine SS17 collection. With subtle 70s influences, many of the pieces featured flared hemlines and flouncy ruffles which contrasted nicely with mesh accents and strong shapes.

In Longboat Hall, Thomas Balint’s FW17 menswear collection’s classic and romantic influences were an interesting juxtaposition with the dystopian setting.

Ending the night, WRKDEPT’s unisex avant-garde FW17 collection was awash in strong hues, accented by beautifully handcrafted accessories.

Throughout the two-day event, RE/SET also presented a showroom featuring clothing and accessories by Namesake, Tara Rivas for TMR, S.P. Badu, Triarchy, Dean Davidson, Krane, Cuchara, Dolorous, Uncuffed Leather, and Zvelle.

RE/SET introduced innovative new ways of sharing fashion and gave Canadian designers an exciting opportunity to share their work.

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photos by George Pimentel.