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The SS19 season featured an epic line-up of design talent from across the globe showcasing the best in local Canadian talent as well as international designers representing Italy, the UK, France, Japan, Vietnam, Australia and more.
Special guests on the front row included A Shaded View On Fashion’s Diane Pernet, “America’s Next Top Model” Coach, Miss J Alexander, and reality stars Natalie Halcro & Olivia Pierson.
Designer Javier Giron for Spanish based brand JNORIG presented a new kind of “Complex Minimalism” refreshing the idea of merging two opposite cultures; the simplicity of Amish lifestyle with the complexity of Indian Tribes.
Graphic prints, designed in collaboration with Graphic Designer Barthelemy Vielle, lifted a heavily contrasted palette of black, white, and red.
A modern deconstructive feel was expressed through structured jackets, hooded sweaters, and oversized knits with long hanging sleeves.
A distinguished look for women- a red collared shirt worn with black ¾ length shorts and long black socks, topped with a black felt hat.
Belgium’s Maxime Edward’s “UCHRONISM” collection combined elements of metallics in a display of sporty, theatrical, and edgy looks.
With the use of black, silver, bronze, and flashes of teal, Edward finds strength and coexistence in the structured cuts of his pieces and austere aesthetics.
Inspired by the vision of the harmonic evolution of the human species, Edward pushes the envelope with his garments in an evocative way; teetering on sobriety and fantasy with each piece prompted by an emboldened view of mankind.
Japanese brand THE MONGOLIAN CHOPPSSS showcased a quirky unisex collection for SS19.
The collection theme “Precious Love” was expressed through positive messages such as “I am happy” (in Japanese) and “Happy Sushi” creating a fun feel.
Camo print, oversized patch pockets, and long fluoro green socks made for carefree styling.
A key look for men- a casual sweater featuring rainbow colour blocking paired with grey shorts.
A youthful line disseminating fun or “TANOSII” for all to see to close the night with colour and happiness.