09/12/2013 07:16 EDT | Updated 11/12/2013 05:12 EST

Toronto Fashion Week to debut new 'Fashion Saturday' event for public

TORONTO - Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week is adding an extra day to its upcoming calendar with a new style event open to the public.

Fashion Saturday will debut on Oct. 26 at David Pecaut Square.

The event is slated to feature a spring 2014 highlights fashion show on the runway, a designer pop-up market showcasing pieces created by Canadian talents, and access to the fashion environment featuring live DJs, hair and makeup installations and trials and refreshments.

Tickets for Fashion Saturday are $75 apiece, or $150 for the elite package.

Jarrad Clark, global creative director, IMG Fashion Events & Properties, said in a statement on Thursday that the addition of Fashion Saturday will give designers a platform to connect with consumers.

Fashion Week organizers released the preliminary roster of designers, labels and retailers set to unveil spring-summer collections next month.

Bustle, David Dixon, Joe Fresh, Mackage, Melissa Nepton, Pink Tartan, Rudsak, Soia & Kyo, Sid Neigum, Target and Travis Taddeo are among those slated to unveil new looks.

Toronto Fashion Week runs from Oct. 21-25.