Monday, June 6, 2011


Toronto's LG Fashion Week
These photos are from the shows I attended during the past two seasons of fashion week here in Toronto, which means they're really, really old news for most of you!

- October 2010 -

Amanda Lew Kee S/S 2011
Loved this collection. Lew Kee's signature electric blue lips adorned all the models on her runway as they strutted in a nude palette of sportswear-meets-cocktail-hour pieces.
The Leask sisters :)

Denis Gagnon S/S 2011
Incredible. Loved everything about this Beetlejuice-punk collection - beautifully draped fringe, stripes, leather and lace. Denis totally hit the nail on the head with this one - a perfect formula of textures and colours and shapes. Nothing especially avant-garde, just a handsome culmination of the trends at the time: like I said - fringe! stripes! leather! lace!

- April 2011 -

Denis Gagnon F/W 2011
Hmm. Wasn't as excited about this collection as his last. Could see where he was going in terms of colour, but the combinations were a little half-baked for my taste.. but then again, 70% of my wardrobe is black, so who am I to talk about that? Still, after seeing the clashing colour combos that do work (see Prada, Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler), I really didn't like those two pinks together (first image below). The loose knits, and the teal and vermilion, I didn't mind as much! There were also some interesting laser-cut fur pieces (that I didn't get any good snaps of, unfortunately) with a lot of potential, but overall the collection fell a little flat due to poor styling.

Post-DG perusing.


Label F/W 2011
Nothing new here. Just some very wearable clothes that happen to be super 90s-grunge-chic. My spot in the show didn't allow for any dece shots, so I didn't even bother taking any more and stuck to old-fashioned, just plain watching instead ;). Loved the little short film they showed on the flat-screens before the models burst out into the studio. Again, nothing ground-breaking, but definitely some very cute threads.

My adorable LGFW partner-in-crime, Lili Sie. Lili is an awesome jewelry designer and the piece she wore that day certainly turned a few heads, including one of Toronto's frequent-fashion-flyer members, Gail McInnes. Check out Lili's jewelry and blog here.

Chloe Comme Parris F/W 2011
Three words. Those buckled bags. Every single person in attendance fell in love and wanted one.

Lil's outfit. Loved her sheer maxi-length button-up shirt dress and black fur stole.
Over to Marche for a quick bite, we were starved!

Pink Tartan F/W 2011
 Femme-military winter wear.
Lili & I
Kell & I! Fatefully ran into her after the Pink Tartan show and shared a cab home :)

More posts to come soon, including a new shoot featuring some of my favourite pieces from the third-year menswear collections showcased at Wanderlust. Hope all of you have been enjoying the wicked weather we've been having in Toronto. xo


Erica Chen said...

If you are not famous one day something is wrong

ophelia's funeral said...

Hahaha you officially made my night Erica :) YOU BE THE SWEETEST! <3