FashionCAN 2017: RUDSAK FW17

FashionCAN 2017: RUDSAK FW17

I couldn’t believe when I got invited to the RUDSAK show for FashionCAN. It was going to be my first ever fashion show, so I made sure to research everything I needed to know ahead of time. The first thing I looked up was what to wear.

One article I read said to dress casually because the models were the ones who were supposed to wear the flashy outfits. I decided to go with a white tank blouse, camel wool coat, leather leggings, and black booties. Not the plainest of outfits, but not as dressed up as other people were at the show…ย I felt so underdressed!

Adam was supposed to be my guest, but somethingย came up and I ended up having to goย alone. I was absolutely terrified, but I’d been looking forward to the event so much that I decided to brave it out on my own.

I arrived at Yorkdale exactly at 8:30 PM, half an hour before the show, and was able to get a seat… Right behind Justine Iaboni of Jetset Justine and Alexander Liang.ย As if I didn’t have enough to be intimidated about! The people sitting around me were all with friends and people kept coming to say hi to Justine and Alexander, so it was pretty scary being alone.

On a normal day I would have been too frightened to go to an event like this by myself, but I’m proud of myself for going out of my comfort zone.

The RUDSAK show was amazing and I loved every single minute of it. I’m a total leather fiend, soย most of the pieces were right up my alley! I actually walked by the store on Queen Street this past weekend and saw a beautiful baby pink moto jacket that wasn’t in the show.

I’d never been to or watched any fashion shows before, and I didn’t expect the show to only be 10 minutes long. Yorkdale isย a half hour commute from where I live, so it was a bit of a trek, but I’d say it was definitely worth going to the show. It was such a fun experience, despite going alone!

Have you ever been to a fashion show? What was your experience like?

Jessica Lam

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  • Hannah Stark

    This is so awesome! I love all their stuff:)

    xoxo, Hannah

  • Jordyn Upchurch

    Wow, what a cool experience!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  • Marie Ernst

    I love Rudsak, it looks liket the show was amazing! And I love your phone case!

    • Thanks Marie! I’d only ever glanced at their stuff through the store windows, but after the show I’m obsessed with their pieces!

  • Must be so fun going this show, looks like they have a good collection. Nice to find your blog.

  • Yekaterina Vysokovskaya

    How I love fashion weeks and interview designers! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Perfect collection! Thanks for sharing Jessica ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Amy

    What a great opportunity! I had a chance to go to a fashion show last weekend and am kicking myself in the butt for not going!!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • Hopefully you get to go to another one soon!

  • This looks awesome, glad you had a good time!

  • Emma S. Cheng

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! I’d love to go to a fashion show one day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Haha hopefully you get to go to one soon!

  • How exciting! It looks like a lot of fun!


  • Great job on going by yourself! I was surprised when I saw how short a fashion show is! I walked in one called FAT (Fashion Arts Toronto) and it took over 2 hours of prep just for me to walk for 30 secs! They have it every year in April and it’s for up and coming designers, so if you liked this fashion show then it might be worth it for you to look into FAT!

    • Haha that’s insane! I’ll definitely look into it, thanks Diana!

  • Good job for getting outside of your comfort zone! I’m glad you had an amazing time!

  • Thanks for being so transparent about what happened! It’s inspiring to hear how you stepped out of your comfort zone <3

    Michelle | She’s Not So Basic

  • Leeza Smith

    What an amazing opportunity, this is so awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Leeza, it was a lot of fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sofieyah l

    Congrats on being able to go to a fashion show!! That’s my goal hahha
    Wish you took a picture of your outfit though ๐Ÿ™ I’m sure you looked amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Haha hopefully you get to go to one soon! I wanted to take an outfit photo but my boyfriend ended up not coming last minute and I didn’t feel comfortable asking a stranger ๐Ÿ™

  • CouponDivaAndi

    You look like you had a great time!

  • Ahh I did so much research before going to my first fashion show too and I read the same thing you did on letting the models shine!
    Glad you enjoyed your fashion show experience! :]

  • Oby Grace

    Congrats on your first Fashion show! I am also loving this designer such cute pieces!

  • Omg so awesome that you got to go! I would love to be able to go to something like this. So much fun!


  • mckenna bleu

    Fashion shows are the best! This was a great first one!

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    So proud of you for going out of your comfort zone! And I spy some super chic outfits on the runway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dzeneta Cavcic

    I’d love to go to one, I’m impressed that you went all alone, great job!

  • Yay for getting out of your comfort zone! It sounds like you had a fun experience, so it was totally worth it.

    • It was def worth it! I wouldn’t want to go alone again though hahaha

  • Aww looks like a fun first fashion show!! Such dope looks

    Enclothed Cognition