#WMCFW: No. 99 Wayne Gretzky Collection

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The Canadian fashion industry can add another name to their stylish league: Wayne Gretzky.

The Hockey Hall of Famer made his design debut at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto on Thursday night with a menswear line he developed exclusively with Sears Canada.

The No. 99 Wayne Gretzky Collection for spring 2016 that came down the slick black runway did not set out to reinvent menswear or set any directional trends.

It was exactly the kind of sporty casual pieces the Great One himself might wear: trim fitting polos, soft blazers, smart looking flat front chinos and slim fitting dark denim.

The colour palette was sophisticated and subtle and ranged from dark blues to gunmetal greys. And patterns were simple checks or subtle stripes.

And while it might have been tempting to splash the No. 99 logo bold and large on the clothing, it remained out of sight, save for a washed-out T-shirt. Even the famed Gretzky name remained small and discreet on the sleeve of a golf shirt.

While Gretzky did not come out at the end of the show to take the customary bow – much to the disappointment of fans in the audience – he did sit front row with his dad, Walter, and two of his sons, Trevor and Ty.

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