Day 1 of #WMCFW opened with Mikhael Kale who is the 2015 CAFA winner for womenswear designer of the year and for damn good reason. His collection for S/S was so futuristic and absolutely breathtaking. It is conceptual and the way he balances elements such as beading, embellishments and cutouts is truly appeasing to the eye. The 3D floral coats were definitely one of my favourites, as well as the stunning beaded, asymmetrical, plunge dress that I would kill to have in my collection.
Sid Neigum has been and continues to be my favourite Canadian designer. I love that he debuts his collections on Day 1, it is the best start to fashion week for me. Minimal, modern and modular, this collection is my dream. Rich fabrics, abstract designs and shapely cutouts, he really knows how to play on the maximal of the absolute minimal, that to me is genius.
JUDITH + CHARLES
The Judith+Charles presentation on DAY 2 was the highlight of my day. I adored every single piece from cropped jackets, silky button downs and long vests, this collection is made for the sophisticated, classic, working woman.
The NARCES woman; glamorous, vibrant and confident. To own any NARCES piece means you are bold and anticipating you will be the best dressed person in the room. Delicate floral embellishments, cap sleeve gowns, lush lavender and lace, every NARCES collection completely adorns the audience and graces the runway.
Malorie’s collections are simplistic and subtle, yet kicked up a notch this season as she paired with artist Bernadette Paets who created hand-painted images on some garments. I love Malorie’s collections for the neutral palettes, the knitting, and the sophisticated subtlety that comes with each piece.
Feminine, sensual, glamorous, elegant, detailed, sexy….this collection had all these makings and more. Stephen Caras embodies the epitome of the feminine silhouette and really knows how to make a woman feel confident and comfortable in her skin. Each piece is incredibly intricate, each cut perfectly measured and touches of vibrancy make this collection beyond lust-worthy.
There is a reason why Mikael D always closes Fashion Week. It is only right to end the week with a bang and he does just that, every time. Craftsmanship is the word for this collection and every one before it. There is no craftsman like Mikael D. This “Forbidden Paradise” collection was mesmerizing and had the audience in a trance. It was like everybody was completely taken in by the details, the allure, and the couture. Everything about this collection was spot on and I adored how all of the models wore the same coloured wigs. This collection was nothing short of radiance and celebrated everything that is beautiful about a woman’s silhouette & all that it can do.
Until next season,