Gold. Black. Silver. A steady stream of statuesque models came down the runway in this glamorous colour palette, which Matis combined in exquisite designs on blazers, coats and dresses with exaggerated shoulders and figure-flattering folds. Chunky knits were paired with intricate beading to create unexpected combinations, like the sexy one-shoulder mini-dress with a black knit bodice detail that had the cozy feel of one of my grandmother's sweaters, but paired with an insanely short beaded hemline of which my dear old Granny would most certainly not approve.
When Lucian Matis sends a collection down the runway at Toronto Fashion Week, it's impossible to look away. From fabric, to colour, to texture, there's a lot to take in. For Fall 2010 Matis was inspired by Romanian folklore and literature.
The luxe gold, dark grey and black palette included textured fabrics and kaleidoscope patterns. Baubles designed by Karen McFarlane were piled, even over sheaths with high necklines. The models wore full length black gloves and slick beaded leggings.
Video of the Carlton Brown runway show
Photos of the Carlton Brown runway show
Backstage photos at the Carlton Brown runway show
Watch the video of the Lucian Matis fashion show here.
View backstage photos here.
Some of that edge was courtesy of the massive horn jewellry (and actual antlers!) spiking out of the models' hair and looped around their necks. It was a lovely contrast to the sensual, silky pieces that Matis sent out as his "City Hunter" collection for fall.
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- Jacket (Loro Piana)
- Custom shirt (Marlon Durrant Custom shirts)
- Wool tie (Barney's New York)
- Pants + Cashmere Cardigan (Eredi Pisano)
- Shoes (Stefano Branchini)
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