- Lucian Matis
- Toronto Fashion Week // Spring 2013
Before I dig in and begin to gush about the clothes there are two things that I would like to address regarding the happenings during the show itself. Impressively enough the show began on time and was lovely, this with the exception of a group of very rude men that sat behind me and would not stop talking. It was not only ridiculously annoying but extremely rude. Actually come to think of it the crowd was pretty loud overall, but mostly just those ignorant men. Second of all at one point one of the lovely young models had what seemed to be an inevitable nip slip as her dress that hung dangerously low on her shoulders fell down. However, instead of acting mature and ignoring it considering the fashion world is no stranger to nipples - some guy yelled out “JANET JACKSON!” Not only was it rude and immature but, I mean, you couldn’t have used a more recent reference? Do people even remember Janet Jackson?
Enough about the children and time to move onto the clothing. The Project Runway Canada alum has time after time gifted us with both a consistently stunning diffusion line and high end collection and this season was no exception. Bold kaleidescopic, Moroccan prints and crocodile print embossed onto leather ruled the runway in deep reds, cobalt, yellow, teal and orange. The reptilian vibe continued to the sheer, snakeskin like fabrics that added a sexy something extra to many of the pieces. The bustier trend that we saw last month in NYC, Paris, Milan and London carried over and were paired with knee length pencil skirts and capris pants giving off a fun retro feel. Pants hung loose and low like pajamas while blazers were oversized and structured alongside equally structured, large flared skirts.
The one thing I could have done without? The chunky and rather tacky earrings and cuffs that most models were rocking. I could have also done with some blocked fabric covering up the models a bit and making many of the sheer tops more wearable. All in all Matis definitely deserved the standing ovation he received.