Day two of World MasterCard Fashion Week was highly anticipated with the debut of VAWK’s Subway collaboration and celebration of 20 years of David Dixon. It was a great day for Canadian fashion.
Helder Diego presented an avant-garde collection that had a very New York vibe, perfect for the edgy, downtown girl. Designers Helder Aguiar and Diego Fuchs gave us a look for work, play, red carpet and everything in between. Separates can easily be mixed and matched for a full range of occasions.
Narces designer Nikki Wirthensohn has become well known for her after-five, evening and wedding wear. For fall 2015, she ventured into metallics, inspired by modern Japanese art processes using liquid metals, lip prints and explored the use of mesh layering and cutouts. Daring with class. We especially liked how she accessorized this collection with PANDORA rose gold Spring 15 jewelry – a perfect pairing for girlie vibes that make a statement.
Sunny Fong made his return to the runway this season with an fun partnership with Subway – think Jeremy Scott’s Barbie. Our favourite was the so-called “lettuce dress,” which looked as though the model was emerging from a head of Romaine. Next, Vawk presented his DOT du JOURS collection inspired by the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – hence all the vibrant colours and flirty silhouettes. We adored the black sequin appliqué jumpsuit and those fuchsia pants… we’ll take two!
Mélissa Nepton impressed with an all-encompassing collection of knitwear and athleisure pieces. The designer and her sister, Natasha, were inspired by the idea of a romantic warrior. Is she a princess? We think so. Pastel peach and grey vintage tracksuit stood strong beside voluminous pillow-like vests and crop tops. Patterns were graphic and tribal with some animal prints. Look to Nepton for strong separates and peplum ankles (which look exactly what they sound like).
Last, but not least, the shows closed with a fashion week veteran, David Dixon, celebrating 20 years in the business. His Joan of Arc-inspired collection was true to the edgy-feminine dialectic Dixon has spent his entire career perfecting. His use of leather sequins, silk chiffon, mesh and Tibetan lamb culminated in a collection worthy of the martyr’s quoted words: “I am not afraid, I was born to do this.” A standing ovation upon the show’s finale concurred.
Photography by George Pimentel.
Written by Justine Iaboni & Alexander Liang