What can I say about this collection? It’s on fire for one. For two its bold, sexy and confident, all the things I love in a collection. Matis collection showed on the 3rd day of Fashion Week, and as I still couldn’t make it to the tents I never saw the show in person. I again had to rely on the pictures and can I tell you I am blown away, I love this collection. Please tell me the Silver Sequin pant suit is not EVERYTHING! The prints, and colours used were unexpected and choosing to construct them into maxi dresses and jumpsuits, was just brilliant. This collection gave you everything all wardrobe options were covered, from day to evening you could do no wrong.
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Photos Courtesy Paul Ross for Opique…
Kim Newport-Mimram is my go to designer for Fashion week. I wouldn’t say I get overly excited to see her collection every season but that’s just because I feel like for me she is the Michael Jordan of Fashion Week. She always executes amazingly well. Her collections are always cohesive, they are always well styled, they are always on trend, and they are above all else wearable. I rarely if ever have anything negative or critical to say about her collections and to be perfectly honest when I’m having my strutting down Bay street day dreams I’m wearing her Green peplum jumpsuit from Fall/Winter 2012. It’s usually summer in my day dreams…But she does not disappoint….
Photos courtesy of Paul Ross for Opique
Pavoni landed on my radar last season. I never actually saw the show only the video review and that was enough to be kicking my own butt all over the tents. But this season my schedule didn’t allow for me to get into the tents to see this show on the opening night either, which I accepted with some sadness but accepted nonetheless. I did however have the gift of a live feed so I was able to watch the show from start to finish. Of course I wasn’t disappointed the collection was flawless and gorgeous shimmery and effervescent. Everything that I have now come to expect from this design team. The colours were kept simple, tans, blacks and gold with a pale sea-foam green thrown in, in places. Lace in both black and metallics added some sex appeal. The evening gowns were red carpet perfection and would hold their own with many of the designers we see worn on the carpet during award season. Then there are the Ball gowns; there is no other designer currently presenting during fashion week who does a Ball gown like Pavoni yeah I said it! Check the pictures they say it all….
Photos courtesy of Mirian Njoh for Opique
I always love discovering a new Canadian designer that I would wear and recommend. I personally think that we as Canadians place far too much stock in International brands that don’t do anything to promote our industry our sense of fashion or the talent that we have right in our own back yard. With more designers entering the market place who clearly have a vision and a voice it is important that Canadian media spotlights these designers so that the general population can find them and begin to purchase their collections. I think Jean Pierre Braganza is one of those designers who needs to be showcased and shouted about. Now I wasn’t at the actual show but my photographers were and I am soooo thankful because I got beautiful photos of this collection. I knew that there was magic happening on the runway because this collection had the Blogeratti all a twitter on twitter. Once I did get the photos I was equally as impressed with the collection as everybody else was.
The collection was print heavy, with no shortage of colour. It also included jumpsuits my personal fav! One that you could pair with a blazer and head to the office and the other jumpsuit you’d pair with a killer shoe and head out for a night on the town. The dresses in the collection all had abstract design elements including asymmetrical necklines and hems. Splashes of a print combined with solid fabrics made the designs way more interesting than if they had just the print alone or just a solid colour. Overall I loved the collection and thus far it is my favourite.
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Photos courtesy of Melonie De Guzman for Opique
Jeremy Laing Spring/Summer 2013
Tanya Taylor Spring/Summer 2013
Photos Courtesy of Melonie De Guzman for Opique
The Chloe Comme Parris collection is one that I have reviewed each season since they began presenting in Toronto. The design team consisting of two sisters created a collection for the daring and leggy girl who likes to flirt with her clothing. She keeps things casual and comfortable but when she gets dressed she has no problem showing off some skin but also knows how to remain a lady. The collection included multiple looks that consisted of sheer printed separates.
You could pair them together or wear them mixed with other pieces from your Spring/Summer wardrobe. My favourites were the shorts especially the leather ones. I feel like this collection is a perfect, I wanna look effortless on a date collection, preferably a date that includes a ferris wheel and a board walk.
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Photos by Miriam Njoh for Opique
This post is dedicated completely to the stylish individuals I see at the events I attend during fashion week including the shows. This season I took particular notice to one Blogger who I am friends with Sharad Morhan. Sharad always looks great but these past two weeks I loved every outfit he rocked I thought you might too. I chose these three looks because they show you how different his style is and how he switches it up. He is one of the funniest people you’ll meet and his blog is strictly for the dudes, so now yall know where to go to step your fashion game up! www.freshlyeducatedmen.com First pic goes to and my choice for best dressed Sharad Morhan.
Some more fashionable peeps…
Glen Baxter In Fashion
Melissa Nepton, Kreesha Turner, and friends
Lolitta Dandoy rue de mode
Salem of Remix clothing
Angie Smith fashion producer from ET Canada
Bonnie Yam Of Roxx
Septembre Anderson and friends at Lovas