Philip Sparks — local fashion designer, modern dandy and other half of NOW Magazine’s Andrew Sardone — recently launched his very first trunk show at Smash in the Junction this week. Going strong since Wednesday (“we’ve been quite busy,” notes a sales associate), the carefully curated show will continue until Sept. 25, after which it will move to an as-of-yet undisclosed location.

">

Philip Sparks launches his first trunk show at Smash


Published:

Philip Sparks — local fashion designer, modern dandy and other half of NOW Magazine’s Andrew Sardone — recently launched his very first trunk show at Smash in the Junction this week. Going strong since Wednesday (“we’ve been quite busy,” notes a sales associate), the carefully curated show will continue until Sept. 25, after which it will move to an as-of-yet undisclosed location.

Featuring key pieces from Sparks’ fall/winter 2011 collection, the space was created in collaboration with Smash owner Paul Mercer. In a press release, Sparks notes that as the show moves around town, he will continue to work with both “retailers and other creative partners who are inspired by the same vintage feel as our brand.”

Featuring looks for both men and women, our favourite pieces from the trunk show include the instantly-covetable army green jacket with an enormous shearling collar; a charming red, white and blue checkered dress; and a sharply tailored suit which will immediately lend the wearer a dapper air.

Sadly, we didn’t spot any of the maple-leaf print pieces, though we suppose that means we’ll just have to follow the show around till we do.

Smash, 2880 Dundas St. W., 416-762-3113

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Big Opening: Daniel Torjman opens 18 Waits store with made-in-Canada goods

Big Opening: Daniel Torjman opens 18 Waits store with made-in-Canada goods

Every piece of clothing earmarked with the 18 Waits name is crafted in Canada.
Posted 16 hours ago
Local Love: Brave Leather has kept Toronto well-belted for 25 years

Local Love: Brave Leather has kept Toronto well-belted for 25 years

Tucked in a NoBlo industrial zone, Brave Leather has been around since back in 1992 when founder Scott Irvine got his start hawking belts on the city streets. Fast forward a few years and while Brave also turns out bags and jewellery (choker, anyone?), belts remain the label’s biggest pull.
Posted 2 days ago
Big Opening: Stole My Heart

Big Opening: Stole My Heart

A new intimates boutique with a special focus on collections designed by women
Posted 7 days ago
Local Love: A dress for dreary days that make you want to scream

Local Love: A dress for dreary days that make you want to scream

This hand illustrated face dress is basically Munch’s The Scream in garment form and will tickle your soul during the dark winter months.
Posted 1 week ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module