- Lucian Matis
- Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2012
The buzz and atmosphere at Lucian Matis this season was palpable. Guests braved the rainy Toronto night and filtered into the classically elegant Fairmont Royal York (I encourage you guys to stay there if you ever visit Toronto). Judging by the overwhelming crowds of fashion savvy men and women sipping champagne outside of the ballroom for the cocktail hour preceding the show, this was definitely the highlight for many individuals week. The grand ballrooms really do make such a lovely venue and I prefer them to the tents so hopefully designers begin to take more advantage of them in the future.
The collection overall honoured nature and beauty while maintaining artistic symmetry. Matis went into detail by saying:
“The lines in nature can travel, swirl and conjoin. These natural patterns are nature’s expression and purpose. My designs have adapted and evolved through colours and shapes; the grace in movement which this planet and nature must play out from minute to minute, birth to death, and most importantly, the beauty in attraction.”
Anchored by a black base, as the show progressed the garments boasted intricate lace and crochet detailing and came into its own with the burst of dark hued feathers that were featured heavily towards the end of the collection. The use of lush feathers to comprise full skirts, coats and voluminous shoulders were truly decadent and alluring. Each piece was rich in texture, expertly crafted and exuded sex appeal as expect from the designer since his first showing at Toronto Fashion Week back in 2007.
Image Credit: Jenna Marie Wakani