The show opened with KQK, a designer who showcased black pieces with perfectly positioned red strips that were minimal and androgynous, while incorporating streetwear edginess and a sense of sophistication.
Lesley Hampton’s collection paid tribute to the First Nations, and her dresses were chic in unique prints that came in a variety of lengths for all kinds of body types.
The next show was Zoran Dobric, which almost had an ethereal-like feel to it. His pieces were made using Trotec Canada laser-cutting techniques on hard materials to make beautiful designs that were placed on the fabrics, along with some funky accessories. The message was one of trans-humanism.
The Peggy Sue collection was all about sustainable fashion. All of the pieces were made from organic materials that paid tribute to the Farmers, the Makers and the Creators. Just image a poncho made from five different pairs of old jeans.
Hendrixroe’s collection ‘Artificial Nocturnal' could only be described as glamorous and badass. With songs like 'Diva' playing in the background and an ending image on the screen that read “Properly of No One”, the designer’s vintage rock ‘n roll outfits were just oh-so-edgy. One outfit that really stood out was a couples matching hot pink pantsuit with fur.
Finally, Mikael D closed the show with his gown collection that left the audience in awe. A tribute to Old Hollywood Glam and The Great Gatsby Era, the designer’s sequin dresses floated down the runway.
By Rhea Braganza