Friday, October 22, 2010


It's that time of year again that all of us Torontonians have been anticipating... LG Fashion Week! (Note the hint of sarcasm in my voice.)

To be fair, this season deserves much more recognition than past seasons. This is thanks to the newly established "The Fashion Collective," comprised of my friends Kate Mullin, Dwayne Kennedy and Brian A. Richards. The Fashion Collective provides a fresh take on the seemingly lacking Toronto fashion industry by supporting the talented up and comers that would have otherwise been overlooked by the Fashion Design Council of Canada. Among these designers are my friends Drew and Mikey (Michael) Thomas whom I have mentioned in many other posts. Thanks to The Fashion Collective, THOMAS// SS2011 debuted at LG Fashion Week last night.

The THOMAS// SS2011 collection was much more refined than past collections. Having moved past the shredding trend, the designers created a far more tailored and sophisticated collection featuring long button-down tunics, draped cardigans, and leather bermuda shorts. A favourite of the show-goers were the ruched black skinny jeans, which I later found out were cut in a concave C-shape so that when worn, became scrunched around the knee. My personal favourite pieces were the black skinny jeans with a horizontal front slit just above the knee, as well as the hooded silk cape that had been made in wool last season.

Seeing my friends make it to LG Fashion Week has made me feel like a proud mother, as I'm sure many other friends of theirs feel. I look forward to seeing how they develop their line in seasons to come!

Next up: Amanda Lew Kee SS2011

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