Archive for March, 2011

LG Fashion Week Seen – Part 1

By Diana   |    March 31, 2011 8:43 pm    |   The Peacock Parade Blog, Toronto Seen   |    1 Comment

Suzanne Rogers - wearing Alexander McQueen shoes

Bianca Teixeira, Fashion Blogger - wearing dress from Nastygal.com, shoes by Sam Edelman

Victoria Zigelman, PR - wearing wolford tights and a Fendi dress

Sandy Skotnicki - wearing this season's Prada shoes

Rita Zekas, Toronto Star writer - wearing Vivienne Westwood boots, Thien Le peacoat, refurbished vintage fur

Caroline Newall - with Chanel purse

Meredith Klapowich - wearing Adrienne Landau fur, Jennifer Deklaver - wearing jeweled Missoni dress

Jennifer Ogumbor - H&M clutch

Amara Nwogu - wearing Forever21 ring

Naro Lokuruka – fashion model - wearing H&M jumpsuit, French Connection belt, Zara vest

Alexandra Nikolajev wearing shoes by Sam Edelman

Photos courtesy of Monique Wiendels.

LG Fashion Week – Fashion Power Couple

By Diana   |    2:21 am    |   The Peacock Parade Blog   |    1 Comment

With towering heels and fur coats aplenty, LG Fashion Week’s Day 2, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, was a monstrous success. Canadian fashion’s power couple, Kim Newport-Mimran and Joe Mimran were both set to show their respective Pink Tartan and Joe Fresh collections.

The push and shove to get into the Pink Tartan show was proof that this collection was not to be missed. Immediately, the audience could see that the Fall/Winter 2011 collection could easily be called, “Lieutenant Tartan” for its heavy use of military references. From structured wool double-breasted jackets to Top Gun-inspired khaki jumpers, the theme was an overt one. Many outfits were paired with thick leather belts complete with asymmetrical shoulder straps, including a shiny camouflage, strapless evening dress – a definite highlight.

Pink Tartan LGFW FW2011

Pink Tartan LGFW FW2011

Pink Tartan LGFW FW2011

The collection used khaki greens, olive hues and bursts of purple – a much needed surprise. The multi-pocket cargo blouses mixed with puffy tulle skirts had great movement and with all those pockets, will surely serve in functionality. Ostrich feather skirts and long black leather gloves brought this military chic collection to a whole other rank.

Pink Tartan LGFW FW2011

Pink Tartan LGFW FW2011

Pink Tartan LGFW FW2011

The Joe Fresh label of affordable clothes was vibrant and bright, which will excite fashionistas everywhere during the sometimes-drab winter season. Joe Fresh incorporated electric blues, bright whites and oranges into a 60s-inspired collection featuring oversized jackets and mini skirts. The higher necklines and minimalist styling helped showcase how basics like the white button-down shirt, can go a long way. Skinny jeans with a shiny gold hue paired with a thin orange belt and neutral wool shirt are a must for any girl on the go.

Joe Fresh LGFW FW2011

Joe Fresh LGFW FW2011

Joe Fresh LGFW FW2011

One concern would be the use of a spongy, almost wet suit-like material used for a collection of jackets, skirts and dresses. I’m not sure how that will translate to consumers but it’s certainly something to check out.

Joe Fresh LGFW FW2011

Joe Fresh LGFW FW2011

Joe Fresh LGFW FW2011

Stay tuned for more runway coverage.

Photos courtesy of Monique Wiendels.

LG Fashion Week – JUMA

By Diana   |    March 30, 2011 7:44 pm    |   The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

“Tribal Rhythm” was our take on the JUMA LGFW FW2011 Collection…

JUMA LGFW FW2011

JUMA LGFW FW2011

JUMA LGFW FW2011

JUMA LGFW FW2011

Photos courtesy of Monique Wiendels.

LG Fashion Week – IZMA

By Diana   |    7:33 pm    |   The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

We dubbed this show “Classic Glamour”. Take a luxurious look at IZMA’s LGFW FW2011 Collection…

IZMA LGFW FW2011

IZMA LGFW FW2011

IZMA LGFW FW2011

IZMA LGFW FW2011

IZMA LGFW FW2011

IZMA LGFW FW2011

Photos courtesy of Monique Wiendels.

LG Fashion Week – Opening Night!

By Diana   |    7:20 pm    |   The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

It was none other than fashion icon and legend, Jeanne Beker who greeted the crowd at the end of the catwalk, officially kicking off LG Fashion Week on Monday, March 28, 2011. Holt Renfrew opened LG Fashion Week with their “Can’t Live Without Canadian Fashion” runway show featuring Fall/Winter 2011 samplings from various designers. The show itself opened with a Justin Wu directed video showing Holt’s employees and designers lip-syncing to the song Taking Care of Business, referencing this year’s LG Fashion Week theme, The Business of Fashion.

Denis Gagnon and Jeanne Beker - LGFW FW2011

Todd Lynn’s creations were the first to burst out on the catwalk. Luxurious, yet wearable, the chianti red cap-sleeve top and matching draped skirt were a huge highlight, especially with black ruling the runway.

Todd Lynn LGFW FW2011

Todd Lynn LGFW FW2011

Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, the design team behind Greta Constantine showed us great hooded jackets, paired with black leggings. The collection used soft fabrics and classic fall colours.

Greta Constantine LGFW FW2011

Greta Constantine LGFW FW2011

Denis Gagnon, the edgy, creative designer showcased a mix of black and pastel looks, featuring leather caplets with a surprising use of tulle.

Denis Gagnon LGFW FW2011

Pink Tartan was as elegant as ever with added luxury apparent in ostrich feather skirts and black leather.

Pink Tartan LGFW FW2011

Jacket gurus, Smythe, gave us a slice of Canadiana with their fun take on tuques and furry boots to stay warm – a glimpse in the life of apres-ski fashionistas.

Smythe LGFW FW2011

Lida Baday’s collection of tweed and mix of green and dark brown was a chic way for any woman looking for simple, easy winter dressing.

Lida Baday LGFW FW2011

Twenty Cluny played with shiny fabrics with an almost wet feel- which was only highlighted by the damp-looking hair of the models.

Twenty Cluny LGFW FW2011

A Canadian fashion favourite, Jeremy Laing did not disappoint with his collection of velvet dresses and a mix of rock’n’roll meets glamour.  We were lucky to view the entire collection earlier this year at New York Fashion Week.

Jeremy Laing LGFW FW2011

Photos courtesy of Monique Wiendels.