finally posting the rest of my toronto fashion week reviews! last week was a bit hectic, hence the big delay. so, without further ado...
(all photos courtesy lgfashionweek.ca.)
truth be told, i am a tad disappointed with carlie wong's collection. i definitely remember loving stuff from her collections a few seasons ago, but this feels a bit average and not particularly groundbreaking. that being said, perhaps the recession's got a bit to do with her decision to hold back.
my reason for cropping some of these faces is not so much an image size issue, but more of a saving-your-eyes issue. i understand where the intent was for the makeup, but somewhere along the way, it all went horribly wrong. clearly, this has detracted the attention away from the clothes which i quite like, and i also appreciate the rocking of the balmain-look-a-likes. (non-platform version, here.)
oh how do i even begin to rave about my love for this collection? maybe it's mostly the surreal/romantic/dreamy/foresty (yeah, it's a word now!) backdrop and the hair and not so much the clothes... either way, lucian matis has me swooning! while i was figuring out how to best collage this collection, i came up with this:
obviously impossible to see the clothes, so here's a less dreamy version:
(notice that for once, a reality show's intents on launching careers seems to have actually worked. congrats to carlie, evan, and lucian!)
i love the drama-meets-rocker-girl. that last shot of the back of the dress is so awesome.
just because i greatly appreciate a sharply dressed man:
the forever21 at metropolis/metrotown won't be opening its doors 'til november!