The thing that I love about Fashion aside from the clothes and the fantasy that it can create, is the showmanship, and in Jay Manuel’s second season at LG Toronto Fashion Week he proves again that he believes in the “show”
Rather than open with a fashion film like he did last season he opened to smoke coming down the runway and flashing bright lights. The crowd actually oood and ahhhhd.
This season Jay kept to a bright colour palette with prints (which we have seen a lot of this season) solids and a mix of cotton blends with more flowy fabrics. He included in this collection gorgeous peacock feather earrings and patterned scarves worn Rhoda style wrapped around the models heads.
The kicker of the show and I do mean kicker was when beautiful Yasmine Warsame took a tumble while doing her return walk on the runway, dry ice and heels can make for a slippery situation. She took it all in-stride though (so to speak) and we all clapped and cheered for her, while a handsome saviour reached down to help her get back up. That was a model moment if I’ve ever seen one!
Once again, Jay delivers a solid collection that’s wearable and accessible, and for all of those nay sayers who weren’t expecting much I say that Jay is doing himself justice!
As promised I dedicated a whole post to the Attitude by Jay Manuel show. Just in case you didn’t know this collection was styled by June Ambrose herself, so you know it’s going to be in the words of the Diva herself Haute!
Photos are courtesy of Paul Ross of Opique.com Enjoy!
So did I lie about the collection? I had to give you guys the distant shot and the close up so you can catch the fever that these models were giving off on the runway. Hands down the best walked show of the week! There is still day 4 and 5 coverage to come so check back here in a few.
Hey fashion lovers and fashion followers. Day three was just awesome! I met June Ambrose, we were hanging backstage talking, laughing and taking pictures, #nobigdeal. LOL…I also had the coolest interviews with Dani winner of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 and Aminat also from America’s Next Top Model Cycle 12. They were both funny and down to earth. On top of which they also stomped it down the runway.
I’m not sure about anybody else but the show that I was most looking forward to seeing was the Attitude by Jay Manuel at Sears. Boy he did not disappoint! As we entered the runway room we all wondered about the blueish looking runway that was in the room. Turns out it wasn’t blue at all it was jet black and shiny. He was the only designer to use a non-white runway. It was also a packed house and I along with everybody else was anticipating what was about to go down. The show opened with Super model Yasmin in an all white pant suit, which set the tone for the flawless collection that was to come. I’m not going to give away anymore details though, as they say a photo is worth a thousand words. Now the photos will be in the following post as I feel they need to shine on their own. So here are the pictures from the day.
Backstage Beauty…Attitude by Jay Manuel for Sears and pictures of what was going with all of the fashionable people.
Photos courtesy of Paul Ross
Stay on the blog for the Attitude pictures….you won’t regret it!