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Fashion Week, Day One

Calling all fashionistas! Strap on your stilettos and strut your way to the city’s most stylish event, LG Fashion Week. This season’s jam-packed schedule is bursting at the (very chic) seams with designer runway shows and exclusive parties. All week long Where Toronto brings you highlights from the hottest spring 2010 collections and tips on where to shop right now for all your wardrobe must-haves.

The runway shows don’t officially start ’til Tuesday, but today there’s still plenty of fashionable fun to be had.

Holt Renfrew

Holt Renfrew

This evening, Holt Renfrew hosts an exclusive LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oréal Paris kick‐off cocktail party. Media darlings mingle with prominent Canadian designers presenting highlights from spring 2010 collections at the top retailer’s Bloor Street flagship store. The opening night celebrations continue at Fashion Week’s new King West–district headquarters, where L’Oréal Paris hosts 100 Years of Beauty, a runway show featuring a vignette of chic looks from the classic cosmetics brand.

Holt Renfrew Media Cocktail, 5 p.m. 50 Bloor St. W.; 100 Years of Beauty by L’Oreal Paris, 9 p.m. 1030 King St. W. Both events by invitation only.

If you aren’t lucky enough to attend the invite-only parties, you can still get your fashion fix throughout the week.

During the day, head to Yorkdale Shopping Centre to shop for all your favourite designer fashions and marvel at up-and-coming photographers, stylists and models as they stage elaborate photo shoots in the mall’s centre court.

At night, see and be seen at Fashion Week’s hottest bash, The Official. Hosted at Maro by the F-list, this week-long party promises five über-stylish nights of fashion, music, art and beauty for the public as well as fashion insiders.

Monday to Friday. Doors open at 8 p.m., $20 or free with Fashion Week laminate pass. 135 Liberty St.

For more Fashion Week coverage, visit Toronto Life‘s Style Blog and FASHION magazine.

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