Posts Tagged ‘LG Fashion Week’
I keep a magazine cut-out of this exact picture above my desk – the models are wearing
shu uemura feather lashes and I just absolutely love it.
As promised, eurotrash is back to give you more insights on what fall habits you should develop based on common trends she saw on last week’s runways. Funny enough, after she blogged about not breaking her routine etc, etc, she switched up her bag for the last day of fashion week and forgot her beloved green mechanical pencil at home! Luckily, the ever-organized, Erica Cupido of Life is Glossy, came to her rescue. That’s why eurotrash is still a rookie and Erica, judging by the way she schmoozed the front row not even 5 minutes upon entering the joint, is very much a seasoned expert.
Feathered headbands at Basch Fall 2010
In addition to fur, which as I said before, is the mecca for fall wear this season, Canadian designers gave us les plumes partout! And it just so happens that eurotrash decided to resurrect her black feather headband on day 2 of FW only to find feathers on the runway on days 3 and 4. Not only did models grace the catwalks donning feather dresses, skirts and headbands, but in some cases the designers were bold enough to add feathered wings to shoulders, like the angel dress at Pat McDonagh. Some may say this fall feather fashion trend is for the birds but eurotrash, who would even dare to wear tiny feathers on her eyelashes, will be the first to start plucking.
Feathers at LOVAS Fall 2010
Feathers on dresses and Angel wings at Pat McDonagh Fall 2010
Fashion week is all about finding a rhythm that works for you and sticking to it for the entire week. For example, one should usually try to sit in the same place for each show, I discovered this when my cushy front row was usurped from me last night by Tie Domi at Pink Tartan. Other things that have become routine for eurotrash: a tim’s run for an iced coffee before driving down to Allstream, my red moleskine notebook and green mechanical pencil to jot my notes, my green balenciaga giant city, 6pm coffee refill in the ML (which apparently changed it name yesterday to Press Club? ew), a daily dose of Miss SLY’s and Coco’s gossip from backstage, and last but not least, some sort of drive-thru fast food on my way home, which I eat in under 7 minutes – I can’t go ALL day on oatmeal bars and almonds.
If the rhythm is disrupted, madness ensues or at least that’s what I presume since I’ve been very careful not to break my FW habits. It seems as though the designers have also followed suit when it comes to not breaking patterns. Sure, each collection has its unique strengths and feel but overall, leave it to eurotrash to spot the common denominators; the habits of fall/winter, if you will.
I present to you,
THE EUROTRASH GUIDE TO FALL FASHION HABITS:
Just as predicted after IZMA, fur is the new fruit of the loom. From fur collars at Lundstrom, fur ties and shoes at Dimitri Chris, fur gloves at LOVAS and Tartan, fur boleros, fur shoulder pads and full fur skirts at Tartan, fur sleeve and boots at McDonagh, fur belt at Saniya Khan, and fur everything else at IZMA – if you’ve got fur you can’t go wrong.
Dimitri Chris tie
Fur sleeve/collar at McDonagh
Eurotrash will be updating you on more trends after day 5, but as a preview so far keep your eyes peeled for feathers, metallics, sequence, drapery, the tuxedo, wings, REDS and ROSES, graphics and winter whites. The parts of the body you want to highlight by dressing first and dressing best this fall: your neck and your back. And please, for heaven’s sake, do Katrina Tuttle’s collection justice and DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT A COAT!
Eurotrash usually blogs in the a.m., but a tims iced coffee (her new drink) has fuelled her to stay up just a little while longer to bring her readers the freshest of updates from Toronto’s LG Fashion Week. She really thought it best to stay home and skip the first show a cause de rain and clouds, but when she read up on IZMA, whose collection was chosen to open the week, she quickly got dressed and found herself driving down Strachan anxious to see lots and lots of fur.
Who would’ve thought Toronto was so posh? She walked into the Allstream Centre and immediately found herself on a red carpet having her picture snapped by some paparazzi (or a keener first-time photographer…whatever). The huge reception room was bustling with honestly, the best dressed people in the city, and all these kiosks handing out swag. Chandeliers, Jeanne Beker, models hired to pose and drink champagne, a swank bar with swank men popping up in all directions – what more could a eurotrash girl ask for on her first night? I have to admit, at times I was forced to remind myself that I was here for the clothes and not to gawk at impeccably dressed men who were gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh!
Yes, on to the clothing. Esteemed Canadian designer, Izzy Camilleri and fashion renaissance man, Adrian Mainella, are the two parts that make up IZMA. Tonight eurotrash was privy to the debut collection of Canadian wild furs and it was absolutely stunning. You know when you watch Fashion Television and the runway shows just look so glamourous you almost think to yourself: oh, it’s just like that cuz it’s on TV, it must not really be so glamourous from the front row. Hate to break it to all of you out there in denial (I certainly was – until tonight): a fashion show is actually 100 times more glamorous in real life. Every single piece looks absolutely perfect! I really don’t know how anyone could berate a collection they get to see on the runway; it could also be, though, that I am still very much a fashion show virgin. Oh how I dread the day when I’ll have something bad to say about a runway show!
My favorite pieces were the puffed-sleeve, cropped fur jacket, the kangaroo-pouch men’s fur shawl, the leather tuxedo with fur top underneath and the draped fur shawl with midriff showing and high waisted pant. The show had an overall feel of bare naked bodies, milky white porcelain and smooth chocolatey skin, and gently tousled hair contrasted by large, and at times, swaddling, fur pieces and cool crisp leather. It was like adam and eve running out into the Canadian tundra and finding not leaves, but IZMA’s fall collection with which to cover their innocence.