Day 5: Stylin’shows
The fourth day of L’Oreal Fashion Week was a primer for every local designer on the power of styling and presentation. Izzy Camilleri and Joeffer Caoc are masters of creating runway impact and there wasn't an out of place accessory in their Thursday night shows.
Camilleri’s runway came together with models wearing triangular, patent leather temple appliqués, disco ball earrings and lethal heals studded with cut crystals. High pony tails bounced against glossy leather trench coats and satin tunics with wide gold bands placed below their dropped waists. Yellow and fuchsia cheetah prints have become a consistent softer element against Camilleri’s leather looks but the gold and silver satins she worked in this season worked better as an accent to her harder style.
Caoc created consistency with patent spats zipping glossy platforms to his models’ feet along with skinny royal blue and hot pink belts that connected to similarly shaded satin blouse and dress looks. He flipped fabric as it wrapped around the body and cinched volume in the back of slinky party frocks with thick, black, elastic bands.
Offsite at Ukula, Common Cloth headlined a collective show featuring motorcycle print Ts by upstart label Gems and Junk and rain slicker yellow jackets by Marcus Tripp. Common Cloth went on a gender bender and alternated women sporting eyeliner mustaches and man-tailored blazers with girly, sequin tank dresses and cropped trapeze pea jackets.
Izzy Camilleri available at: Maxi Boutique, 575 Danforth, 416-461-6686
Joeffer Caoc available at: Nicholas Women, 153 Cumberland, 416-966-2073
Common Cloth available at: Common Cloth, 1233 Queen West, 416-203-7710
On today: Thien Le serves up a posh, lunch time show at the Four Seasons, Greta Constantine goes offsite for their sophomore showing and Bustle brings down the Liberty Grand with a cheeky Fashion Week finale.
PS: If you're curious to see photos of all this week's shows, log on to www.lorealfashionweek.ca and click on "Photos".