A week after Toronto Fashion Week, one of the city’s fashion stars made her return to the runway after a three-year hiatus. In case you need a refresh, The Coveteur co-founder Erin Kleinberg used to be a designer. Back in the mid-oughts, she became a bright young thing when stars like Mischa Barton, Blake Lively and Kim Kardashian were spotted in her low-key wares. For the next few years, she sold worldwide at Holt Renfrew, Barney’s, Nordstrom and others until putting the collection on hold to dominate the industry in another way: creeping the designer-filled closets of fashion’s elite.
Fast-forward to today and Kleinberg is back to her former steez, re-launching her brand of casual separates for the everygirl. “I missed creating and dressing my friends. I have been yearning to get back to it for some time now,” she says. “I love seeing women wearing my clothing and making them feel awesome.”
On Tuesday night at The Spoke Club, she showed an 18-look collection of nubby sweaters, maxi dresses, leather-trimmed tunics and sequined separates. As evidenced by the friend-filled crowd, the collection will do best with girls who dig fashion, but aren’t to be called upon for the correct spelling of Demeulemeester. “It’s really about effortless chic,” she says.