Foxes, beavers and plenty of fur kick off Toronto Fashion Week for IZMA
Damn, kids, if this season ain't my season. IZMA kicked off Fashion Week on Sunday with armfuls of sustainable wild Canadian fur, and smooth expanses of sexy-ass leather to show off the animal awesomeness. It's a dangerous, super-sexy glamazon aesthetic that is often missing from Fashion Week, and I love it.
Fashion journalist and TV personality Adrian Mainella and designer Izzy Camilleri are behind the new line of high-fashion NAFA Origin Assured pelts that range from coyote and raccoon to fox, muskrat, and beaver.
My favourite part was seeing the startling shapes that the furs took, such as a cuddly hood, a sleek poncho, a slouchy shawl, a classy cape, shoulder adornments, and bomber jackets. The fur even morphed into man-purse and skirt form, surprising and delighting me. Who knew fur could be so fresh?
(There was even a wide variety of colour to choose from. There were lustrous blacks, white-orange-and-brown combos, plump grays, pale caramel mixed with cream, and coffee-coloured pieces.)
I just wanted to roll around in them, kicking my leather-clad legs in the air in glee.
This is high glamour.
Get into it.