LFW Spring 2008 - Franke by Kendra Francis

LFW Spring 2008 - Franke by Kendra Francis

Rachel from Toronto Street Fashion took me to the members only Spoke Club for the Spring 2008 collection by Franke. Kendra Francis is currently one of the remaining contestants in Project Runway Canada and somehow she managed to have time to put together a collection for fashion week. She wasn't the only one. Greta Constantine is showing and Shernett Swaby previewed her collection last week.

LFW Spring 2008 - Franke by Kendra Francis

The Spoke Club is a great venue for a small and very intimate show. I'm talking smaller than a Philip Sparks show. The space was cozy and the runway was large. I sat beside Roz Griffith Hall who is a stylist. She was rocking this amazing bowler hat with her cute military inspired outfit with brass buttons and red booties. I was green with envy; I've always wanted to be able to wear a bowler but they look silly on me. Some of the industry types skipped out on the Tilly Endurables show at the tents which was taking place at the same time. Some of Kendra's fellow PRC contestants gave moral support including Evan Biddell, Carlie Wong, Michael Hatley and Lincoln Cheung.

Franke Spring 2008 was a small collection. Jewel tones were the colour palette staple in purple, mustard, pink, and yellow. Most pieces were short and sexy. Dresses played on volume and draping using asymmetrical shoulders and bubble hems. The classic summer suit in white along with charcoal shorts and a tucked skirt represented the neutrals.

LFW Spring 2008 - Franke by Kendra Francis


The show was over before we knew it and people started to leave to see Andy at the tents. It brought back memories of the mad dash from Ruffian at Gramercy Park to Temperley at Bryant Park in New York. I love a good offsite show so it was worth it.

See more photos from the show at my flickr account.


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