Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
LG Fashion Week in Toronto
Day 5 | March 30, 2011:
MICALLA | Duy | KRANE Design | LOVAS | Comrags | ATTITUDE Jay Manuel | David Dixon
The spotlight is on new designers on the final day of Fashion Week, and the crowd is young, fresh and hip. Klaxton Howl presents simple denim accessorized with a World War 2 vibe. Amanda Lew Kee shows promise with sexy secretary skirts and soft velvets as she struggles to balance playfulness with restraint. The Line knitwear collection has some lovely surprises, though at times the designs seem haunted by the ghost of Grandma’s afghan blanket in a pine-paneled family room. Best are sensual floor-length curve kissing crochet dresses, and anyone who has had a masked bandit break into their kitchen or garbage will find guilty delight in Line’s raccoon fur stoles and vests. It’s been an exciting and inspiring week packed with innovation and glamour. Invest to impress next fall with at least one of these hot new trends.
1./ Jewelled stockings by Lucian Matis
2./ Fabulous fringe – David Dixon and Joe Fresh re-interpret flapper chic with layers of metal and black jet
3./ Wind chimes! Crystal sings with Rita Tesolin’s dangly crystal ring, and Chloe Comme Parris’ cape swings with prisms.
4./ Summer kisses of colour. Denis Gagnon and Greta Constantine give black a kick with bubblegum pink, fushia, amethyst and garnet.
5./ Luxurious silk velvet to banish the winter blahs.