Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lucian Matis - Spring 09

A piece I wrote for

Fashion week favorite and Project Runway Canada alumni Lucian Matis shared his visionary showmanship by transporting us to another time and place reminiscent of a high glamour French resort with his Spring 09 show.

The show was set to the soundtrack of seagulls and an accordion melody and the sounds foreshadowed the ensuing collection...(Read more)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rudsak SS 09

My latest piece for

The Rudsak Spring 09 collection clearly illustrated how leather could be manipulated and constructed and it showed why Rudsak is Canada's leading outerwear design house.

Set to the soundtrack of Grace Jones' "Slave to the Rhythm", the Rudsak show was fittingly full of fashion attitude and ferociousness....(Read more)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Prada SS09

Prada's Spring/Summer 2009 collection definitely had some interesting pieces and Miuccia continues to draw upon a modernist aesthetic (which we saw in her fall/winter 2008 collection). Straps were incorporated into garments in order to suspend the garment on the wearer and shirt lengths were manipulated and explored this season with exaggerated and extended polo shirts and high midriff revealing cropped shirts. It is refreshing to see fashion that is "outside of the box" which challenges comfort levels without being messy or excessive. Although, this collection may not be for every man, the important factor is the dissemination of the ideas and the aesthetic which ultimately gets reinterpreted and reinvented.