October 26th, 2010
Every season, Toronto heavyweights like Greta Constantine, Pink Tartan and Joe Fresh Style pull in the crowds. This Fashion Week was no exception. But it’s the newbies that we like to watch. Here’s who stood out.
Sarah Stevenson’s hand-crafted textiles are drawn from nature – lilies, parrot tulips and apple blossoms – and transformed into something absolutely new. Her debut collection of dresses, tops and pants is feminine, modern and refreshing.
At 21, Amanda Lew Kee’s edgy aesthetic – think studs, black Napa leather and chains – has already caught the attention of some major fashion influencers. Carine Roitfed and Daphne Guinness would be dream-come-true clients.
Sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon (Parris designs the jewellery, while her sister Chloe designs clothing) create pieces that are chic, effortless and eco-conscious. Spring ’11 is an earthy-toned delight, with long linen dresses and short-shorts with cutouts at the hipbone.
“Annie Hall at a Hamptons garden party,” is how designer Jennifer Waters describes her debut LG Fashion Week collection. Tailored, ladylike and with a subtle hint of sexiness, House of Groves is the working girl’s go-to.