Jean Pierre Braganza Spring/Summer 2013~The Shows Toronto~Abstract Architecture

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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.

Check out the pics below…..

Photos courtesy of Melonie De Guzman for Opique

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Jeremy Laing and Tanya Taylor Spring/Summer 2013~The Shows Toronto photos only

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Jeremy Laing Spring/Summer 2013

Tanya Taylor Spring/Summer 2013

Photos Courtesy of Melonie De Guzman for Opique

Chloe Comme Parris Spring/Summer 2013~The Shows Toronto~Sheer Separates

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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

Laura Siegel Spring/Summer 2013~The Shows Toronto~Austrailan Outback Boho hippie

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Hello hello I am back from my hiatus don’t read anything into the timing. Ha! What better way is there for me to jump back into writing than by reviewing the shows for Toronto Fashion week.  Like most major cities around the world that host a national and in some cases international Fashion week there are shows that take place surrounding and during the official Fashion Week; Toronto is no exception.  In Toronto the Fashion fun starts this week and this is my first review for the season. Yay! I am familiar with Laura Siegel but have never reviewed any of her collections.  So here we go….

Laura Siegel’s Spring/Summer collection takes me to the Australian outback where cacti and lizards roam.  This collection is for the girl with a bohemian style that likes to mix the ruggedness that is suede with the lightness of linen. The accessories were completely complimentary in that they completely finished each look.  Wide-brimmed hats were perfectly paired and felt appropriate for this sun-loving collection. Along with long necklaces and layered scarves perfect for keeping sand out of the eyes. Her colour palette was muted with sea-foam greens, tans, taupes, and pale blues.  Perfect for blending into the landscape. This whole collection could comfortably be packed for a weekend in the Outback.  Check out the photos below.

Photos courtesy of Marian Njoh for Opique