With an army of nearly 20 models, NUVANGO came in with a colourful bang last night at FASHION ART TORONTO. Taken over by brilliantly tailored colourful threads, the runway transformed into a summer tropical paradise. The beauty of this collection wasn't just the colours though, but that each piece in itself was truly like a work of art, with painted textures and colour splashes that captured the eyes and ignited the imagination.
It can be tough being a woman. With challenges such as childbirth, menstruation, miscarriages, and menopause, most women are forced to bear these burdens alone. Last night, however, PADINA BONDAR was anything but silent. Merging significant life events with exquisite designs, BONDAR managed to create the epitome of a fashion statement that covers women of all ages. Experience the whole show here.
Paper dolls come to exquisite life is exactly what you're going to get with ODREA's newest collection. Painted lines seep through every stitch in this creative lineup, creating an beautifully intrinsic and detailed dimensional garment. See the entire collection here.
Meet the world of the DreamCatcher in HOUSE of POPLYN's newest collection. Inspired by colours and patterns in nature, it's full of designs that reflect waves and natural light. Catch what scenery on fabric looks like with this beautiful and whimsical ready-to-wear collection.
Modern, fresh, and incredibly crisp are three words to describe this brilliant collection. With neutral hues and warm dark blues, Neoteny Apparel created looks that were both fashion and street smart. Catch the whole runway show here.
With furs, and layered cuts that gave a high-end appeal to nomadic stylings, Lococina’s supple, dramatic designs encouraged audience members to reflect on the past, and honour the future. De-constructing dress designs, time-zones, and fashion codes, Lococina found a way to celebrate the feminine shape in a fearlessly fierce way.
With a handful of feathers and a beautifully cinched waist, Toronto-based Starkers Corsetry presented an exquisite performance of boning and lace. Thanks to incredible designs by Dianna DiNoble, Starkers brought elegant class suitable for everyone from "first time tryers" to "seasoned waist cinchers".
It's been a staple of FAT since the beginning, and now graces to pages of publications everywhere. With its skin-tight skirts and delicate decal designs, House of Etiquette has certainly mastered the etiquette of design. Creating a collection that would make Cat-Woman drool, it lived up to it's legacy as one of Toronto's staple brands.
“Neko-pop” is a playful collision of the art movement “Japonisme”, which influenced and transformed Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist art, and urban pop culture. The collection explores historic ideals of feminine sexuality through fantasy and play, giving a fresh perspective on modern nostalgia.
Find yourself mid Tokyo with the newest collection by Wallace Playford here.
With her delicate lace, detailed embroidery, and brilliant eye, Carrie Russell brings us an intimately classy, yet tastefully sensual assortment of handcrafted lingerie in her most recent collection Mercy. Inspired by the religious iconography of stained glass art found in the Catholic Church, she beautifully and oh-so-tastefully brings Western Religion and luxury lingerie together for a rich, symbolic and truly enchanting collection.
Inspired by the 1970's fashion trends, Elizabeth Elwood's SS16 ready to wear collection is everything socially unconventional, sophisticated, modern day boho chic. Made for women who enjoy taking risks, the fabric in this "BLOSSOM" collection drapes against the body, allowing comfortable movement and is functional for any occasion. It's all about beauty coming into its own.