This week, I’m in Toronto to cover World Mastercard Fashion Week and since I got so many good comments from you on my New York Fashion Week diary, I decided to start all over again! Unfortunately, yesterday was to crazy and I didn’t have time to post, but here’s my recap of day 1…

The day started off in a hectic way because I got off the plane and had 1/2 hour to get to my 1st show and try to leave my luggage somewhere… But as soon as I got into the Fairmont Royal York venue, I was feeling much better… the room was just beautiful and luxurious.

And it was a good indication of what we were about to see! Lucian Matis Fall 2012 collection was all about craftsmanship and very couture! I’ll let you judge by yourself…

After his first stunning tribal-guipure pieces, Matis followed with dresses mixing knit and guipure…

Then he added even more texture (and drama!) with feathers

I have to show you this feathered creation from up-close (notice the dramatic nails)!

The designer closed his show with a couple of dreamy evening gowns.

 


After an amazing start to Fashion Week, I was of to the tents for the Korhani show. Korhani Home is a rug company (yes, you read right) that’s been presenting for a few seasons now at Toronto Fashion Week. The Creative Director of the house, Kirsten Korhani, has amazing taste and she interprets her vision of fashion through the company’s rugs. I’ve been covering the show since the 1st time Korhani presented at Fashion Week and I have to say this is by far the best one I’ve seen!

The show started off with a bang X 5!

And continued with a couple of great orient inspired looks…

I particularly loved Kirsten Korhani’s rendition of the geisha!

The 2nd part was all about the punk movement that fitted perfectly with the tartan rugs!

If you were wondering what ever happened to Babe, he was at the show..

The last looks were inspired by the Venetian Carnival and the prints were particularly beautiful!

(All Korhani pictures are by George Pimentel.)

This season, the Holt Renfrew show featured 8 Canadian designers including Dennis Merotto, Judith & Charles, Mackage, Line, Smythe, Jeremy Laing, Lida Baday & Twenty Cluny. Here are a few of my fave looks…

Jeremy Laing

Judith & Charles

Mackage (check out the feathered sandals!)

Lida Baday

Line

Twenty Cluny

The last show of the night was a total discovery, because even if they are located in Montreal I didn’t know Pavoni. I was impressed by their stunning dresses that made me think of Marchesa’s creations. If you’re looking for red carpet worthy gowns… look no more!

 

And the grand finale dress…

So what do you think? Have a favourite of day 1?

Lolitta xx

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