This season, we decided to look past the catwalk and into the audience. The impeccably dressed guests pouring into Yorkville’s Fashion House on opening night of the spring/summer 2020 shows may not be as instantly recognizable as those who sit front row in New York and Paris, but they are the backbone of a week designed to showcase Canadian collections and emerging talent. And they’ve built a small but supportive fashion community — at least that’s what they told me.
So, who are they? (And just as importantly, what are they wearing?) We spoke to the guests of TFW to answer one simple question: Who goes to Toronto Fashion Week?