Young Canadian Designers
Kara Granger is a 24-year-old entrepreneur, born in Vancouver and currently residing in Toronto. After Modelling for nine years as well as traveling internationally Kara decided it was time to show the world her creations in fashion. The Kara Louise Collection is a boutique gown collection sold only in black, red and white with inspiration from her favorite city in the world “France”. http://www.karalouisecollection.com
Thomas Tait: After winning the coveted LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize in 2014, this 26-year-old designer is definitely a rising force in the industry. Tait is now based in London, England, but he was raised in a suburb of Montreal and educated at Collège LaSalle in Montreal. The up-and-coming talent relocated to London to pursue a Masters in Women’s Wear at Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design and graduated in 2010. At 22, he was the program’s youngest ever graduate. Now, he’s making waves with his basic black and white color scheme and structured designs.
Jeremy Laing: Peterborough, Ontario-born Laing moved to Toronto to attend Ryerson’s School of Fashion. While the Toronto-based designer announced that he was taking a leave from the fashion industry in 2014, he definitely made a name for himself since the 2005 launch of his first collection. He became known for his collections at New York Fashion Week, where he sent printed textile designs, edgy zippered frocks and flowing blouses down the runway.
This stunning one of a kind Torontonian Vanessa has the sleekest style I have only ever aspired to have, she differentiates herself like no other and is always on point! http://www.thebrunettesalad.com/
This lovely leopard lady can be found at every fashion event in Toronto. Dressed to impress with a heart of gold, check out Melina Morry! http://theladylikeleopard.com/
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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016 Best Looks
With the Spring 2016 shows at Paris Fashion Week officially coming to a close today, the runways in the City of Light have offered a dose of quirky, colourful and fresh designs for the season ahead.
Take a look at some runway favs
On the catwalk at Louis Vuitton, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière unveiled leather motorcycle jackets in black and pink as statement looks. Staying true to the collection’s funky digital theme, futuristic mesh detailed tops, hints of embellishment and strappy black platform shoes also made their way into the collection. For a contrasting effect, loose white blouses and flowing dresses also brought an airy, lighthearted touch to the line. The wigs really made it stand out and emphasized on the blouse color.
Model Lea Holzfuss opened the show in a gray check coat, plaid trousers, and teetering Kiss platform boots. I think this trench coat is wearable with almost anything.
While the show may have been set in Paris, Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli turned to Africa for their Spring 2016 designs. On the catwalk, this translated into a sartorial blend between tribal style and traditional Italian detail. The Valentino runway revealed a peek of intricate Masai-inspired beadwork, chunky statement necklaces and flowing frocks. Dresses were finished with colourful embroidered detail, dainty pleats and pops of colour. From basic black to punchy yellow, the collection was an exotic, eye-catching sigh. Yellow is here to stay.