Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto
Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013
As a follow up to my review of the major Canadian fashion weeks in the latest issue of Fave Magazine here are some of our other favourite collections. With spring in full swing now, these looks are sure to be ideal for the sunny weather.
Retail-ready and consumer-friendly, architecturally trained designer Rachel Sin produced a collection of sweet feminine clothing perfect for the sunny days of summer. With a neutral colour palette of beiges and blacks, and with pops of coral pink, these looks are right on trend and are sure to be a big hit.
Inspired by Grace Kelly, Jeff Garner’s collection was dazzling and romantic. Feminine frocks and corseted gowns graced the runway in laces, satins and chiffons. Soft pastel hues were detailed with delicate subtlety, and models donned elegant updos. The breathtaking couture, the charming music, and the theatrics of the show evoked a romantic spirit, and successfully produced a collection that had the grace of a princess.
Designer Sunny Fong, Ryerson arts graduate and Project Runway Canada winner, was the star of the season. His collection was reminiscent of a 1980s party and was set to a soundtrack that was thematically perfect. Provocative harnessed bodices, broad shoulders, Madonna-esque cone bras, and pieces in leather and chiffon graced the runway. The graphic colour palette included black, white, and blood red, and finished with a deep eggplant-purple dress. Models also donned T-strap heels and Lennon-sunglasses, completing the innovative and current collection.
Check out the link below to read MOT Part 1, in the latest issue of Fave Magazine, to see collections by Montreal's DUY, Ottawa's Y!D.N.A. and Toronto's Pink Tartan.
Pg. 54. Issue 6.