Friday, April 2, 2010

Fashion Week: Sears Attitude, Andy the Anh and Pink Tartan Rock the Runways

Fashion Week! Wasn’t it magnificent? Did you make it out to the shows? Art of Fashion was there checking out headliners like Attitude by Sears, Andy the Anh, Pink Tartan, and, of course, our very own Zoran Dobric. Woman-about-town and local fashionista Jenny Bersinic snapped some shots and took some notes on all the highlights to keep Art of Fashion followers in the know.

Attitude by Sears

In-house Sears’ label, Attitude, thrilled the crowds with sexy work-wear inspired by the 1940s. Lace accents showed up under blazers, sweaters and dresses, adding a playful touch to classic pieces. Predominant colours were black and grey and camel, with deep red and indigo accents. Skinny belts, A-line skirts in a variety of textures and flowing silk blouses promise flattering silhouettes for all.

At the end of the show, Canadian Olympian Joannie Rochette walked the runway in a white blouse and A-line skirt – a proud moment as she received a warm applause from the crowd.

Andy The-Anh

Andy The Anh’s latest collection was heavy on the black. Models had severe buns and wore heavy smoky eyes for a sultry, ‘le smoking’ effect. Whites and monochromatic geo-floral prints occasionally lightened the mood, as did hints of cobalt blue mixed with brown and army green.

The tango-inspired collection boasted structured pieces that were well-tailored. Even the bursts of Spanish-style ruffles remained contained by being pressed close to the body. Silky materials created draped just enough to create flowing lines and not look sloppy. Overall the show was sensual, sexy and seductive, and a definite Fashion Week hit.

Pink Tartan

Aviation took centre stage at the Pink Tartan show, where Amelia Earhart-inspired pieces combined tough and feminine like a Secret deodorant ad. Shining aviator caps and airy-light colours like white and grey contrasted with darker black and red pieces. Camo patterns and mixed textures, like fur, wool and sequins created surprising but workable contrasts. Exaggerated shoulders and leather pieces, including a cropped leather jacket, were all the rage. Harness belts were worn parachute-style around models’ upper torsos, while hair was done in side braids à la Alexander Wang Spring 2010. Again we saw camel-toned pieces floating down the runway – look out for this shade in the fall!

Coming up next - Zoran Dobric!  Check back for news on this amazing, sensual new line by the very talented Mr. Dobric.

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