Now that Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week has wrapped we want to share our notes from the front row! But with spring finally in the air, who wants to think about next autumn, right? Well some of the best looks from the runway aren’t just hot for next fall, they might just translate well for this season too.

Kimono sleeve coat at VAWK

Floral prints were huge – literally. On Pink Tartan’s stand-out coats, oversized roses added a pop of colour on top of black. While Sid Neigum
opted for a more subdued dark floral  inspired by black and white photographic prints. Over at Korhani Home, the brand took inspiration
from home staples like floral rugs and adapted the look for the catwalk.

Capes which we’ve seen for a few seasons now, once again made a big splash at Ashani and VAWK. Designer Sunny Fong took the silhouette, but created kimono sleeves on a camel coat that was a show highlight. “That was to die for,”; says fashion guru Erica Wark. “It’s going to be a huge trend for fall.”;

A model backstage sporting Maybelline’s red lips.

While spring is all about colour, take note, black is back for fall! Fashion week on a whole was dominated by it.  Aside from a earthtone or metallic here and there, Rudsak was all about shiny dark leather. UNTTLD also opted for high-shine blacks and the theme continued at Joe Fresh. “It was black on black on black. It was early ’90s minimalism, with Parisian flavour,”; explains Fashion magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Bernadette
Morra, who adds, “I wish everyone that shopped at Loblaws looked like this. How great would that be?”;

Maybelline created bold brows for Soia and Kyo

As for make-up trends, vibrant lips are a must have. Maybelline’s lead make-up artist, Grace Lee, reveals the secret to nailing the popular look  at VAWK and Miz by Izzy Camilleri, is  keeping the eyes simple. “A hint of eyeliner, a beautiful red lip and dewy skin… any woman could wear this look,”; says Grace. Over at Mackage  burgundy was the colour of choice. “Everything else was kept natural because really it was all about the lip,”; Grace tells ET Canada. Yet another trend making a comeback was the bold brow, inspired by Hitchock’s leading lady Tippi Hedron all the models at Pink Tartan sported blonde bobs with defined brows. And the girls over at Soia & Kyo were also rocking the runway with the bold brow trend.

If you want more on the week’s best, our panel of fashion experts break down the best and worst looks in the video below! And see the catwalk trends that are already making a splash on the streets in our gallery!