Last night marked the second day of World MasterCard Fashion Week. Onlookers marveled at the star-studded list of runway presentations, which included Helder Diego, Narces, VAWK and David Dixon. Check out our behind the scenes look at some of the best Canadian designers as they present their Fall/Winter 2015 collections.
The designer formerly known as BLAK.I, Helder Diego has reinvented themselves to show off a collection that pays homage to both the past and the feature. Influenced by the futureistic mode elements of the iconic fashion era of the 1960’s, Helder Diego has incorporated his signature sleek, sexy and sophisticated style into these standout women’s wear pieces. This runway show was presented by The Collections.
Narces has become one of the leading eveningwear designers in Canada. Led by the talented Nikki Wirthensoh, she was has created a standout collection of dresses and separated inspired by the work of Sachiko Kodama’s ferrofluid art with textured fabrics of lace and mesh in an effervescent palette of gold, black, red and silver.
Creating a capsule collection in partnership with SUBWAY® Restaurants Canada in celebration of Nutrition Month. VAWK luxury womenswear line DOT du JOUR Fall/Winter 2015 is filled with twenty ready-to-wear flirty, sexy dresses alongside structured outerwear all masterfully handcrafted here in Canada and all grounded in Sunny Fong’s iconic look. This collection also finished with the legendary Canadian model Stacie Mackenzie walking the final look.
“Believe it or not, the collection was initially inspired by the animated movie, ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’” said Fong. “I was inspired by both the vibrant colours and food themes seen throughout the movie. Pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and 60’s style also resonate throughout the collection.”
The Montreal-based designer Melissa Nepton is marking her fifth year working in the fashion industry creating a line that is renown for creating stylish, flattering clothing with a feminine yet casual feeling. Her new collection is inspired by the idea of a romantic warrior creating sophisticated yet relaxed designs and silhouettes for women of all sizes featuring turtleneck basics, dresses, skirts layered on pants, wide oversize jumpsuits and big puffy vests, engages in a soft battle of rich, supple and draped fabrics against rigid cuts and structured lines in the powerful tones of white, pale beige, navy and warm pastel tones are contrasted with black and geometrical jacquards.
Marking his 40th collection debuting at World MasterCard Fashion Week, David Dixon’s new collection is a celebration of his twenty years in the industry and is a thank you to all of his dedicated supporters. His 20th anniversary collection was largely influenced by the idea of the strong female archetype and of the powerful Joan of Arc. Dawning elegant gowns with flowing capes and textures armored bodices, David Dixon’s new collections embodies the delicate yet powerful vision of the feminine ideal.
*All runway images were provided by George Pimentel courtesy of World MasterCard Fashion Week.