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TORONTO — With glittering cocktail numbers and lush eveningwear, designers were clearly in a celebratory mood as they brought party-worthy wearables to the runway on Friday as spring-summer collections wrapped up at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week.

Mikael D: Mike Derderian, co-founder of Canadian luxury label Pavoni, closed Fashion Week with the first collection from his new eveningwear line, Mikael D.

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A smoky haze enveloped the runway room as models stepped on to a slick black, reflective catwalk in a stunning succession of dresses. The collection had it all: strapless minis, fitted mermaid-style and column dresses and voluminous ballgowns. The garments bore similarities to the Pavoni esthetic, notably the incredibly intricate tattoo embroidery and exacting beadwork which cascaded along the painstakingly assembled pieces. The line also featured pretty peplum numbers, while the lush loops of fabric draped on bodices lent an ethereal feel to the pieces.

There were…

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