If you have been following my blog and reading the coverage from the past seasons you will know that Korhani is a home furnishing company that has been presenting at Toronto Fashion Week for the last few seasons. To their credit they have been out doing some of the conventional designers. Specifically in their execution, and style of show that they present. As such they have quickly become a must-see show.
This season was no different, except that they had the daunting task of being the show that opened Fashion Week. Now having seen the previous two seasons from Kristen Korhani I knew that this show would be unique, that there would be as much show as there would be fashion and there would be a surprise; I was not disappointed.
The Korhani home collection took us around the world and back again. Their opening section featured Oriental inspired looks from the hair and make-up to the styling; imagine a carpet kimono. Who but Korhani could do that? We were taken to Mongolia with a quick stop in Russia before we were dropped smack dab in the middle of London at the height of its punk revolution. I know I’m telling you what happened but all of this was done with carpet if you can believe it. Finally we landed in Venice at a masquerade ball where the tapestries were not hung on a wall but were worn by the guests. The show was marvelous. Inventive and as exquiste in the design and detail as I expected. Oh and the models coming down the runway with the pot belly piglets didn’t hurt either..that was the surprise.
Check out the pics below…
Photos courtesy Paul Ross for Opique.com
My first introduction to this line was at the request of a potential client in regard to a look he wanted for a photo shoot. I didn’t know anything about the line except that they were a Canadian label and designed outer wear, pretty extensive knowledge base huh…rolls eyes…So when I got the invitation for Mackage I was quite excited to go; I love outer wear and think that it’s just as important as what you have on underneath; I was expecting nothing though.
The show was in the distillery district and I had never been there before and might not have made it that day either if it was up to Mapquest they would have had me in Scarborough, No Bueno! I made it to the show with more than enough time to schmooze with the Blogger Brigade as I like to call them, grab a cotton candy flavoured drink and head to my seat. The show was a highly anticipated one as it featured international model Heather Marks and tattoo model Zombie boy.
Overall the collection was edgy to a fault complete with military inspired head pieces designed by Banoo by Mesa a Toronto based headwear design duo who are making their own name for themselves and was extremely well styled. There was a range in pieces from casual to dressy; fabricated in wool, nylon, and leather. I could see Rooney Mara’s character in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wearing any of them. As a matter of fact at the time I hadn’t seen the movie yet but I kept thinking that there must have been some inspiration from there.
Check out the pics below and you decide…
Photos courtesy of George Pimentel
Hope you enjoyed I know I did
Below is some of the footage and interviews from the Nella Bella Fall/Winter presentation April 2011. Check out my interviews with the designer Tarek and see what Julio editor of www.fashionights.com has to say about the collection.
So This year I will be giving you guys way more video on this blog. I began to share video last year but I have so much footage and interviews that I haven’t uploaded and it’s crazy; so I’m giving you guys all of it! Here’s the first one, two seasons ago I was backstage at LG Toronto Fashion week F/W 2011 and got some great interviews from models getting ready to walk. Big thank yous to Paris McColly from Ford models and Aminat former ANTM contestent and Dani Evans ANTM cycle 6 winner. Check it out below!
It’s the last day of November and the fashion calendar is winding down as people begin to make holiday preparations and travel plans for the upcoming Fall/Winter season. That can only mean one thing, it’s time again for the Victoria Secret Angels to make their way down the runway.
This show has everything that I love about fashion! It has spectacle, beautiful models, great lighting and sound production and A-MA-ZING clothes! Well not quite clothes as there is very little that the models wear but they are stunning nonetheless. It’s the reason why I tune in to watch religiously every year, it’s the same reason why my ultimate desire is to be sitting in one of those coveted seats some time in the near future and it’s also the reason why I am writing this post today! Oh yeah one more thing; the chaos. Of course it would have to take an insane amount of people to pull something like this off, especially on this level in front of millions of people. Lucky for us the Victoria Secret show holds back no punches! They let us in on what’s really happening behind the scenes! So of course I LOVE that!
So naturally I bring you video from backstage at the show! I hope you enjoy and hopefully next year I’ll be backstage too! Not as a model of course let’s not be ridiculous!
Video courtesy Fashiontv
So the Baby Steinberg show took place on day 5 of fashion week during the day, so I was glued to a computer screen while this collection made its way down the runway. I knew that this was a show that people were looking forward to seeing after she did her mini presentation last month. My first introduction to her was during my first season at LG where I discovered that she had been the designer behind the flower dress that was on the website and apart of the images for that season of fashion week, I was impressed with what she was able to do with so many flowers. I had a feeling that this show would be a good one. Then I saw the pictures! Totally confused, I was like uh…uh…uh…uh what’s going on here. I didn’t like anything about this collection really, except the chunky knit off the shoulder dress/top not quite sure what it was. Not to mention…chunky knits in the summer? Who would wear that? Needless to say this collection fell waaaay short for me, too much confused pieces with poor fabrication. Overall it just looked amateur, not a collection you would expect to see on the last day of fashion week to be sure, but hey you be the judge the pics are below!
Photos courtesy P Ross for Opique.com