Every season, despite the exhaustion and the sore feet; as soon as fashion week struts into the city, we excitedly rush to the tents without any questions asked. My favourite thing about fashion week was really getting to hang out with all my friends, and I was so blessed to make some new ones as well. There was something kinda playful in the air this season, as you can totally tell by majority of the pictures and videos that I have posted.
Everyone was very easy going, friendly, chatty, I even got a few people to dance with me! It was awesome. We just wanted to see some good shows, while hanging out with great company, and that’s what we got. I have so many wonderful and hilarious memories from this season of World MasterCard Fashion Week, and it wouldn’t have been possible without all of you, so THANK YOU 🙂 Ese, thank you for matching my crazy this season, you were great!
*big fat kisses*
ps: My favourite shows: NARCES, Maison Matthew Gallagher, Target, David Dixon, Caitlin Power, Travis Taddeo, Cara Cheung, Laura Siegel, MBStartUp and Christopher Bates. What were yours?
World MasterCard Fashion Week strutted into town with so much fabulousness that it swept us off of our stilettos; leaving us with a plethora of awesome memories, and seriously lusting after some of the pieces that we saw on the runway/studio!
The weather was terrible this season, but that didn’t stop us from coming out to play and reconnecting with our favourite fashionistas! The tents were buzzing with fashion talk, the Ritz Carlton was serving some delicious macarons and apple cider, there lots of hugs and kisses from all the men and women connecting and reconnecting while they excitedly waited to see the shows, , did I mention that everyone was dressed so nicely?! We also got to catch up with some of our favourite fashion blogger friends as well as make new ones! It was a fantastic day one!
What did you think about the Beaufille SS14 collection?
It was just so sweet and romantic, just like the spring and summer months!
There was something truly extra special about this season. I have so many fun memories and pictures that I can’t wait to share with you all! A big thank you to everyone that made our day one at the tents fantastic!
The weather was still crap, but that wasn’t enough to stop all the fashionistas from coming down to then tents to catch their favourite shows. My favourite shows? DUY brought it! Line Knitwear was wonderful and of course David Dixon never disappoints. Day two was a good day, three more to go!
Some video for you 🙂
Happy Fashion Week-ing!
Recap pt 4 & 5 : HeyDoYou x LG Fashion Week ♥
Oh-em-gee Barbie by David Dixon!
That was my reaction when I saw the LGFW Program, however I found the collection to be a total let down!!! So so so disappointed, it seems Barbie grew up, and lost her sense of style, fun, imagination and is now settling for basic boring shit, as long as it’s pink… YUCK. As someone that grew up on Barbie, I don’t think David Dixon showed us anything that I or even Barbie would like to wear… But you be the judge.
So after the disastrous Barbie show, David Dixon treated us to some pieces from his own collection….and this time they were all winners!!!
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Toronto’s LG Fashion Week rolled out the pink carpet outside its tented venue at Nathan Phillips Square as David Dixon presented a limited-edition collection inspired by Barbie.
Dixon did double duty as he kicked off the event Monday night, first presenting a signature fall 2009 collection, followed a selection of designs which brought the iconic doll to life on the runway.
Dixon channelled contemporary and classic looks with a mix of both refined and bold prints as black, ivory and Barbie’s signature hot pink prevailed as the dominant colour story in the collection.
The designer presented a variety of jacket styles for fall/winter 2009-10, opening the collection with an eye-popping empire coat in pink, while later incorporating the vibrant hue into a houndstooth peacoat.
While houndstooth was in abundance in the designs, it also gave way for other bold, graphic patterns from crosshatch – resembling multiple intersecting lines – on wool coats and empire dresses, to mosaic patterns that added unique texture, dimension and detailing to jacquard jackets.
He even incorporated a vintage print in a tie blouse and dress inspired by the signature black-and-white swimsuit donned by the original Barbie launched in 1959.
Dixon’s dresses ranged from the traditional shift style to bias ribbon dresses and gowns which closed out the collection featuring bountiful folds cascading down the length of the dresses.
Dixon said he was approached by Mattel Canada several months ago to do a ready-to-wear collection in honour of the doll’s 50th anniversary.
“She was an aspirational figure for me and the women I design for are people who inspire me, so really, Barbie became that,” Dixon said backstage following the show.
The designer said while he looked to the archives to help draw inspiration for his plastic muse, he had a clear vision of wanting to create a collection for the everyday modern-day women of all backgrounds.
Dixon’s collection comes on the heels of New York Fashion Week last month where designers including Michael Kors, Badgley Mischka and Vera Wang were among those tapped to dress 50 models who wore Barbie-inspired ensembles.
Beyond the fashions on the runway, pink was used to ample effect from the warm light that bathed the entryway to runway where a chandelier was affixed overhead, to the blast of confetti that showered the catwalk at the conclusion of the runway show.
Prior to the presentation of the Barbie collection, men wearing cheeky T-shirts emblazoned with “Ken Who?…” walked out onto the runway carrying trays stacked with canned cocktails with straws tucked inside to distribute to stylewatchers in attendance.
It was a slightly more subdued atmosphere on the runway with Dixon’s signature collection called Brave, which preceded the Barbie-inspired designs.
The fall 2009 designs showcased more muted colours and monochromatic colour pairings, sticking largely to black, white and grey with the occasional infusions of colour.
Unlike his spring collection which featured a number of free-flowing dresses, the silhouette was overall slightly scaled down to a more form-fitting look, notably in the elegant silk wool shift and slinky one-shoulder glazed jersey dress.
But he didn’t shy away from draped detailing such as the elongated widened sleeves on the foiled wool kimono and dress. He also made bold mixes of fabrics and patterns, such as one dress that featured a patent leather bodice with a skirt comprised of multi-coloured silk charmeuse.
Embroidered black feathers and dazzling black beading were put to use on organza separates including a lush dress and flowing trapeze top.
Pants transitioned from full length to flirting just above the ankle, featured fabrics and designs from glazed wool and wool angora to grey plaid.
Fashion Week continues until Saturday.
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