Blue crush

LABEL plunges into spring

With just two LG Fashion Week days down, there’s a colour palette that’s emerging as a common thread between a lot of Toronto collections.

It has a beige base and gravitates to the light blue wedge of the colourwheel around that minty fresh shade seafoam. We’ve seen it used in the collections of Thomas Tait, Jessica Mary Clayton and Calla Haynes.

Tonight’s LABEL show titled “The Deep Unknown” will feature it too.

“We worked our way from the depths of the ocean to the surface,” says Shawna Robinson describing the watery spectrum of her and partner Natalie Sydoruk’s spring collection. The darkest piece is a dress in a brown and turquoise lace print. The palest blue shade is used for a Tencel jacket with exaggerated tails at the front.

Basics are LABEL’s bread and butter but after more than two years in business even their simplest pieces are being elevated with smart details. The sleeves of a French terry top are casually cuffed and an oxford shirt-style blouse is cut from sheer organic cotton.

Robinson and Sydoruk have always worked with sustainable fabrics but wearability is what drives the collection.

“I always ask myself ‘what do I need in my wardrobe’,” says Sydoruk.

If you fancy some LABEL for your own closet, the best place to buy it this week is at the Pop Pop Shoppe, a temporary Toronto designer boutique set up at 94 Ossington until Sunday (October 23). Other local lines in the mix include Muttonhead, Chloe Comme Parris and Metsa.

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