Sunday, October 26, 2008

L'Oreal Fashion Week: Morales

I'm going to say this right off the bat: Morales was my favourite show of the week.
Gorgeous ruffled chiffon dresses in canary yellow, lilac, white, black and eggshell blue; textile prints of city landscapes, cherry blossoms and trees on flowing silk dresses; organza and shredded and pleated tulle mini dresses in light blue and vivid orange; and the best look, long silk dresses with prints of animé children designed by Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara.

Chiffon dresses had sheer backs as well as keyhole backs. There were some 20s flapper references on the bottoms of some of the dresses and sequin underlays.

But the real show stoppers were the hats, or headbands, as I later realized: Silk flowers cascading down in front of the head. They reminded me of a Philip Treacy design. They were so beautiful I couldn't stop staring at them.

Some beautiful accessories too: Coiled gold necklaces, long, blingy gold necklaces with crosses and peep toe black ankle boots.

To me, this is the Canadian couture. All of that detail, the quality materials, the innovative designs, the luxurious fabrics have the making of haute couture.

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