LG Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012: Likes and Dislikes

Well, it’s that’s a wrap.  The Spring/Summer 2012 collections are now over and boy, it was an amazing week.  A new location which takes us back tents gave it more of a fashion week feel.  Of course, accessibility for those who take public transportation this time around was better as well – the location was […]

Mushroom Bags at Cydelic by Choryin

The one thing that caught my eye at Cydelic by Choryin were the bags.  Every single one of the models carried one, all mushroom shaped, but designed very differently.  With chains and rod handles, the bags’ styles ranged from animal print to loud colours such as magenta and bright blue as well as three dimensional […]

LG Fashion Week Highlights: Day 5

Wow, it’s  been an absolutely crazy week and I can’t believe that the Spring/Summer shows are now coming to an end.  Today, the last day of LG Fashion Week, shows include Adrian Wu,l as Anu Raina, Micalla, Baby Steinberg as well as Judith & Charles (marking their first time at LG Fashion Week). Adrian Wu: […]

Krane Spring/Summer 2012: Hipstery Suspenders and Manpris

I don’t normally write about menswear, but the Krane show this evening was quite interesting.  Taking place in the studio space, the audience sat on one side, while panels were placed on the other.  A very different set-up.  The choreography for the show was also quite different from what one might experience at a studio […]

LG Fashion Week Day 4 Highlights

Many of the shows today are held in the more intimate studio space, including Sarah Stevenson, Golnaz Ashtinai/Caitlin Power as well as Krane.  I like the Studio this season.  It’s light, bright and gives spectators/audience members a closer look at the pieces. Sarah Stevenson: A very spring-like installation based on right in one’s own backyard, […]

LABEL: North American, Lakeside Cool

While many designers were calling for the tropics, the vibe that came from LABEL’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection was closer to home, with more of a North American coastal or lake/cottage-like feel than the tropics.  The looks are mostly short (almost too short on models – is LABEL technically a petite label?) shorts, dresses and skirts, […]

LG Fashion Week Highlights: Day 3

It’s a pretty packed day today, with shows that include Robert Graham, Sid Niegum the ever creative Korhani Home Rug Runway show and of course, Canadian favourites Pink Tartan and Joe Fresh… Robert Graham: This US-based line is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a show in the studio featuring the spring/summer 2012 collection. Called “Sunest […]

Fly to Paradise with LOVAS Spring/Summer 2012

For Spring/Summer 2012, Wesley Badanjak’s LOVAS has a more fun, light-weight collection compared to “Sisters” for Fall/Winter 2011.  Influenced by his travels in the tropics, the collection was called “Birds of Paradise.”  And birds the models were.  In fact, there were some looks with large feather headdresses, something that could easily have been taken the […]

LG Fashion Week Highlights: Day 2

It’s the second day of LG Fashion Week and shows today include: Amanda Lew Kee, Joeffer Coac, Michi as well as the highly publicized Mercedes-Benz Startup show, featuring five up-and-coming Canadian designers. Amanda Lew Kee: Definitely a nod to tennis and the country club, with every model sporting visors and pieces looking like they’d fit […]

Arthur Mendoça: Truly a Regal Spring Vibe

I am in love with Arthur Mendoça’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  His return-to-runway collection, which consisted of a variety of different pieces including flowy dresses in all lengths and styles, was, according various media including Global News, influenced by Cleopatra.  While I didn’t see it (either from a textbook or film perspective), there was definitely something […]

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