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Toronto Fashion Week Day 2: Prints charming and Joeffer Caoc's sporty chic

Day 2 saw Tosca Delfino's playful retro swimwear mixing with Joeffer Caoc's modern take on athletic chic. Chloe Comme Parris, meanwhile, delivered on sky-high expectations with a wearable collection that toed the line between masculine and feminine.

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Toronto runway veteran Joeffer Caoc explored his inner athlete with hoodies, racing stripes and mesh detailing.

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Comfort chic is de rigueur thanks to recent heavy-hitters like Alexander Wang. Although Caoc produced similar casual silhouettes, his fabrics went beyond cotton and rayon to include tweed and sequins.

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Pops of blue, fuchsia and orange complimented the otherwise black-and-white-based collection. Sheer pockets and sheer sleeves trimmed with orange, as shown here, were functional and sexy.

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Swimwear designer Tosca Delfino didn’t hide the business behind her fashions, as nods to the show's Grand Cayman sponsors (in the form of travel imagery both on screen and on attendees' seats) got the audience buzzing.

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It was 1970s glam all the way: Disco-era plunging necklines and barely-there sheer wraps recalled Sharon Stone's sexy character in 'Casino,' if she ever left Vegas and decided to hit the beach.

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Retro silhouettes, including full briefs, evoked a playfully proper yet modern pin-up (more Katy Perry than Marilyn Monroe).

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Photo prints always garner attention, but the skyline print was particularly covetable, recalling the landscape-print collages seen at Dries Van Noten this season.

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With arguably one of the most anticipated shows of the week, sisters and resident cool kids of the Toronto indie-fashion scene Chloe and Parris quickly met the expectations of an overly packed crowd.

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Part structured, part deconstructed, the feminine/masculine mix of tailored cut-out shirts juxtaposed with flowing maxis made this collection instantly accessible.

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Design details included variations on the 'mullet' silhouette in both a tunic shirt and dress, and a revealing approach to tailoring that cut in close at the rib cage, revealing expanses of skin.

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It was the custom prints, however, that were the true champion in this collection. They were best showcased in the piece de resistance: a long-sleeved maxi in a subtle, neutral palette that floated down the runway.

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Jay Manuel closed the night to the beat of a completely different drum, with a colourful, travel-inspired collection that got the crowd's mind on packing its bags.

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Safari-inspired hues, animal prints and various jaunty hat styles instantly gave the collection a fun travel vibe. Loose-fitting henleys, shirt dresses and bandage bras – which also popped up at Smythe earlier in the week – presented functional options for a beach-hopper, or an urban park-goer.

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