The first day of LG Fashion Week is always a little nutty. Hoards of people and a buzz in the air makes for a thrilling evening and some fantastic shows.
Here is my take on the style that hit the runway on day one:
There’s No Place Like Holts Celebrating Canadian Fashion
Holt Renfrew is the pride of Canadian fashion. Who better to open fashion week and to bring us into the Spring/Summer 2012 season with a bang. The show consisted of several looks from
Lida Baday, Denis Gagnon, Jeremy Laing, Dennis Merotto, Naked & Famous, Smythe, Twentycluny, and Wings + Horns.
Muted browns and earthy ombre were the crux of Jeremy Laing’s looks.
The taste we got of Smythe was vibrant and slinky. Casual glamour at it’s best.
I adored the monochromatic look of bow-ties and button downs (I have a thing for bow-ties as it is!).
Polka dots, stripes and sequins were cheeky and fun. And crisp sophisticated (and well cut) white were on tap for next season.
Denis Gagnon never ceases to amaze and it would seem that Holt Renfrew agrees. Florals worn as basics, a cut away jacket and ivory romper were my favorite looks.
Classics with a twist or two graced this runway. I was digging an asymmetrical black top and a safari-style jacket that would be ideal in spring.
Clean cut and clean lines highlighted this mini collection. Showing tapered pants for guys (still)….
Lida Baday showed a few bold easy looks that I could totally get behind (and into). The perfect pieces to accessorize (bright orange and lemon yellow? yup).
If you heart prints then you would looooooove Juma. Tons of movement with patterns that were simply eye-candy for the pattern-hound. It wasn’t too tie-dye-y which I appreciated- making the looks feel way more modern and lush. I could picture every piece under a structured blazer or worn with a great pair of fitted wide-leg pants for a super-sophisticated look for next season.
Can you tell? I really liked this collection…
This show was super-interesting. A contradiction of feminine and masculine looks: The power suit meets the midi/maxi-dress. There was a hint of the 1980’s and the 1970’s infused in the looks that strutted down the runway. Some of the them had a more modern feel- I particularly coveted the head-to-toe floral look, the vibrant (verging on neon) pieces and the maxi length hems with slits that ran as high as…well…high.
So, the first day of LG Fashion Week is done?!
It always manages to fly by in a blur! And, I am off to day two.
We’ll see what is in store today and I will be sure to bring you all the fashion-detes from the runway.
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