Lanvin + H&M Preview @ The AGO

“What does luxury mean today? Can luxury be exclusive and democratic at the same time? How can we translate the essence of luxury to a wider audience? The world around us is changing rapidly and I find myself asking these questions more and more. The designer’s work is usually tailored to a very small group of people, but the collection for H&M was about trying to translate the dream of luxury to everyone. It was almost like going back to school for me.”- Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin

The wait is finally over, we saw the anticipated Lanvin+H&M collection, and we love it! The collaboration between the luxury designer and H&M was to bring the look of luxury to a mass audience and Elbaz has achieved that with interesting colorful designs. Bold floral patterns on mini dresses or one shoulder dresses with puff sleeves and a big ballerina dress fit for any party is just a few of our favorite pieces in the collection.

Here are some of our favorite pieces that wants us want to lineup at the H&M stores on November 20th! (Stores carrying this line will be open at 8am)

I’m not a big fan of faux-fur but this little vest has been in my mind since I saw it at the preview. I think I really have to lineup on Saturday morning for it and maybe a fun Parisian inspired T, and some fun accessories. I want it all!!!

The men’s collection designed by Lanvin’s men’s designer Lucas Ossendrijver, bringing the classic tuxedo look from night to day wear. I specially loved the white tuxedo jacket and the tailored jogging pants trimmed with grosgrain. Continue reading “Lanvin + H&M Preview @ The AGO”

@VAWK – Toro Safari SS2011

Today Canadian fashion designer Sunny Fong took us on a journey to Africa and Spain with his SS2011 collection for VAWK; inspired by his virtual tour of these amazing countries. The Toro Safari collection was a beautiful marriage between soft flowy feminine fabrics and buttery leather in shades of gold, cream and sand, mixed with dark animal prints and an amazing single pop of fuschia and purple for the strapless knotted fringe dress. The runway was set in VAWK’s favorite Toronto location at AGO’s Walker court.

I really enjoyed the show and hopefully I get to see this collection at The Room and other retailers. Congratulations to Sunny and Ben!

Here are some of the favorite looks from the show

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