Toronto Fashion Week Revisited

Collaborated Madonna Tribute

The Globe and Mail

Though much of Toronto Fashion Week was filled with great styles for the upcoming seasons, I can't help but be disappointed when presented with certain elements of fashion. Take, for instance, the collaborated-on Madonna-tribute golden bra by Sunny Fong, Angie Tingas and Michael Proteau: Not only is it cumbersome and hideous (why would anyone look to Madonna for fashion inspiration?), but it actually looks like it's made from cheap materials, liable to fall apart at a moment's notice.


Teamwork proved to be a recurring theme in the tents, first with standout footwear collaborations from Aldo with both Pink Tartan and Montreal’s Travis Taddeo, set to hit stores come spring. The week’s most surprising pairing: Vawk’s Sunny Fong teamed up with Toronto-based jewellers Angie Tingas and Michael Proteau (the couple behind the label Niki & Lola) to produce accessories for Fong’s risqué spring 2013 tribute to vintage Madonna. Their hand-formed brass cone bra, shown here, paid homage to the Material Girl’s most famous collaborator: Jean Paul Gaultier. Read More


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