LG Toronto Fashion Week S/S 2012~~VAWK

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Do you know who Sunny Fong is?…I’ll wait…No? Where have you been living, under a rock? Certainly not a fashionable rock in any case.  Well let me educate you since you insist on being ignorant, he is the designer behind the label VAWK der…hence the title of the post! Beyond that he was also the winner of Project Runway Canada and he had an awesome reception this season at LG Toronto Fashion Week. 

This is the second VAWK collection that I have seen and one of the things that I noticed about his show was that he was the only designer to use models that were not “typical” he had a plus size and a senior model on his runway and this season he brought them back; much to the appreciation of the crowd.  I’m not going to lie the plus size model was working her dress.  It looked great on her, just more proof that VAWK can be worn by many types of women.  Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…His collection started with beautiful flowing dresses in what appeared to be chiffon embellished with gold applique.  I was so taken aback I was supposed to be tweeting and I totally spaced, I was completely caught up in the clothes.  I find that happens to me when a collection is unexpected or I’m just in thrall…this was the latter! I was also in LOVE with the swim wear, uh of course you would have to be or have a models body to wear one, but dang, they were HOT!

Check out the pics and tell me what you think! 

Photos courtesy of P Ross for Opique.com

Cheers!

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LG Toronto Fashion Week S/S 2012~~Joe Fresh

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The Joe Fresh show took place the day that I decided I didn’t want to brave the elements or the crowds to venture downtown.  I know I missed an awesome collection but I have the pictures for you so you can be the judge! I also found video of the collection from l’oreal Canada, they give us a behind the scenes look at the beauty for the show as well as a short interview with Joe himself on what the inspiration for the collection is.  So check out the video and then look at the pictures!

Video courtesy of L’oreal Canada  

Photos courtesy P Ross for Opique.com

Cheers!

LG Toronto Fashion Week S/S 2012~~Chloe comme Parris

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This Fashion Week is a little different for me, I am only attending shows in the evening, which isn’t necessarily the worst thing because a lot of the highly anticipated shows take place in the evening so it works for me.  Chloe comme Parris was one of the shows that I saw on Day 2 that took place in the evening and I’m so glad I caught it.

That being said, lovers of fashion can judge a collection in a number of different ways but one way is by relating it back to it’s previous seasons and using that as a benchmark to suggest how good the collection is this season.  In the case of Chloe comme Parris they kicked their collection up several notches.  From the shows that I have seen many of the designers have incorporated sheer prints and sheer solids into their collections this season. Chloe built their collection around this look, but they also included heavier fabrics that complimented the lighter ones.  See the finale dress (I melted into my seat when it came down the runway). They also mixed classic pieces with edgier/sexier pieces like a wider leg trouser and top that showed a lil bit of side boob. The overall effect,  a collection that breathed sensuality but didn’t over do it.

Check out the pictures!

Photos courtesy of P Ross for Opique.com

LG Toronto Fashion Week S/S 2012~~Arthur Mendonca

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I’m not going to give the whole pre amble about how great he is and how much of a fan I am you guys already know that based on the interview I posted yesterday.  Here are the pics from the show.  Now you can see for yourself, why he’s so amazing!

Photos courtesy of P Ross for Opique.com