toronto men's fashion week

Audi for TOM*

Toronto Men's Fashion Week opened its third season last night at Audi Downtown Toronto. Last week I shot an amazing "What Drives the TOM* Man" Audi campaign with a fun & dynamic group of wildly talented creatives. Thanks to Audi for having us (and of course for cutting us loose with some cool cars to play with) and to everyone else who worked on the campaign. See the TOM* blog post here.

Looking very forward to the runway events starting tomorrow.... (And in case you missed it, check out more from TOM* here: backstage, celebrity/VIP, and of course...runway)

Special thanks to Brian for the awesome Behind the Scenes photography:

Photo courtesy of  Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of  Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of Brian de Rivera Simon

Photos courtesy of  Brian de Rivera Simon

Photos courtesy of Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of  Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of  Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of  Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of  Brian de Rivera Simon

Photo courtesy of Brian de Rivera Simon

PHOTOGRAPHY Shayne Gray

DIRECTION Andro Gayondato, Ryan Wohlgemut, Kalvin Coria

CASTING Armel Massissou with Mimi Aba-Olema

MODEL Barrett Lucak of PUSH Management

F&B Adrielle Jordanne

HAIR Ryan Oakley

MAKEUP Maria Natalia Rodriguez, Rainier Croft

STYLING Carl Woo

BTS Brian de Rivera Simon

COORDINATOR Jeff Lei

Toronto Men's Fashion Week: Backstage

Esteban Ortiz , Director of Makeup for TOM*

Esteban Ortiz, Director of Makeup for TOM*

A behind the scenes look at makeup and backstage from last week's amazing Toronto Men's Fashion Week (TOM*). In case you missed it, you can find highlights from the Runway here.

...and then...BAM!!

Billy Lee photographing HD HOMME

Billy Lee photographing HD HOMME

A big congratulations to Brazilian born/Toronto-based Joao Paulo Guedes, winner of the $10,000 Emerging Menswear Design Award:

Toronto Men's Fashion Week: on the Runway

Hooray for fashion photography - Toronto Men's Fashion Week (TOM*) was an amazing experience and a fantastic opportunity to be published in so many places at once including blogTO (and here), Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail as well as several others.

More coming this week on celebrity appearances and VIP as well as backstage behind the scenes. But first, some highlights from the runway (with Paul Mason and friends).

Christopher Bates

People were amazing and friendly both in the media pit and everywhere else. Definitely nice to be at an event bursting all over with creativity of that scale. Special thanks and congratulations to Jeff Rustia for a wildly successful TOM*! This was only the 8th Men's Fashion Week worldwide.

Sons of Odin

L'uomo Strano by Mic Carter 

(who managed to spark a fair amount of controversy)

Wearables - Wearable Technology

The venue was amazing set in the Fairmont Royal York hotel - seriously...look at this room:

Benji WZW

Lafaille

Tothem

Paul Nathaphol

Diodati by Luca Galardo

Just Ta Designs by Alan Ta

Worth by David C. Wigley

Christian L'enfant Roi

Jose Duran

Noel Crisostomo

Pedram Karimi

WRKDEPT

More celebrity/VIP and behind the scenes coming soon....