Nov 3, 2010

LG Fashion Week SS11. Celebration of Canadian Talent by Holt Renfrew.

It's has been few weeks since the Fashion Week opening, but somehow I just got to the post. I could have ignored it, but the opening event was quite interesting and impressive.
The opening show was sponsored by Holt Renfrew and showcased selected pieces from some of the Canadian designers available in the store: Denis Gagnon, Jeremy Laing, Lida Baday, Line RUNWAY, Mikhael Kale, Pink Tartan, Smythe, Wayne Clark, Wings + Horns.

Holts used to do their own fashion week related shows and parties. However, this year's collaboration with the official LG Fashion Week seemed very appropriate.The posted video below was specifically created for that show by Holt Renfrew. It set a strong vibe to the show as well as Fashion week itself, and was met with a huge applause. As far as the runway goes, it was more than exposure of an individual designer or a certain pieces of clothing. To me, it was a demonstration of the Canadian design as one, solid, so called, unit.
That said, few stood out to me more than the others.

Jeremy Laing's pieces impressed me a lot. Abstract shapes on a light colour materials without any extra, unnecessary details.Very creative, interesting and functional at the same time - personally I'd love to own something like that. The model with bleached short hair and angular, small face features complimented the pieces well, creating almost a fairy tale, Scandinavian feel...At lease, for me.

Wayne Clark (lacking a personal website) had a collection of long gowns presented in almost a theatrical way - models had more character in the looks and the walks. Rich reds in a light fabric (most likely silk) made the dresses airy, glamorous without making them slutty. I agreed with the comment I read somewhere  -  red would clash with red carpets. And how many other occasions do one need a red gown for?

Pink Tartan had a very strong pieces that were very well styled and presented. Bright colours, long summer, one-shoulder dresses and patterns.

Denis Gagnon stood out with his attention to details as well as asymmetrical pieces in black/white patters.


With True Patriot Love a Celebration of Canad. Talent
Jaremy Laing. Images kkopanygin.
Wayne Clark. Images kkopanygin.
Denis Gagnon. Images kkopanygin.

Images kkopanygin.

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