LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oreal Spring/Summer 2012 is but 20 days away, and to prepare you for all the Canadian couture, we’ve put together a preview of some the designers to expect and what their collections will showcase. See you at the runways…
Amanda Lew Kee
This homegrown Ryerson graduate started with a jewelry line and progressed into nappa leather garments, women’s ready-to-wear clothing, and is a thriving force in the world of fashion.
Attitude by Jay Manuel
Best known for his role on America’s Next Top Model, Jay Manuel presents his second collection this year at the October 2011 LG Fashion Week, representing a modern jet-set age.
Recycled goods never looked better. Brazilian-born Baby Steinberg brings her environmentally-friendly couture line, SALVAGE, to Toronto for LG Fashion Week.
Bustle by Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow
The designer judge on Project Runway Canada and his wife teamed up to create BUSTLE, a fun Canadian sportswear label, and are bringing their latest themed line to the catwalk.
The award-winning Calgary native brings to Toronto Fashion Week her latest line for women – a sophisticated yet edgy look with a lot of key leather pieces.
Displaying a ‘nature’ theme, French designer Caroline Neron brings to LG Fashion Week her exquisite jewelry collection, Bijoux Caroline Neron – enhancing the natural beauty of women with unique materials.
Cydelic by Choryin
Choryin Chol is the mastermind behind Cydelic by Choryin, and is showing off his latest collection, which includes many edgy and artistic pieces and a full line of handbags.
A newcomer in the fashion world, Golnaz Ashtiani is presenting her new label, Ashtiani, at LG Fashion Week this year. Her unique designs are sure to turn heads.
Joe Fresh by Joseph Mimran
As the chairman himself of the Fashion Design Council of Canada, Joseph Mimran is back at LG Fashion Week with his popular brand Joe Fresh, featuring the growing garb’s latest collections for men and women. (PS Have you seen all the Joe Fresh stand-alones popping up in the couple months?)
Judith and Charles
Tagteam – and married couple – Judith Richardson and Charles La Pierres are showcasing their line of classic women’s clothing with quality fabrics, comfort, and superb fit.
JUMA by Jamil and Alia Juma
Having lived in at least four continents throughout their lives, this brother and sister designer duo express many inspirations and stories in JUMA, their contemporary unisex clothing line.
Kirsten Korhani is a German home décor designer who has created a line based on what she knows – pattern, texture, and vibrant imagination. To her, “fashion has no boundaries.”
LABEL by Shawna Robinson and Natalie Sydoruk
LABEL is the brand created by Shawna and Natalie on the basis of irony – the two wanted not to be defined by what they wear. The brand is ethically made with quality and comfort.
LOVAS by Wesley Badanjak
Wesley Badanjak is an up and coming Canadian fashion designer who is bringing inspiration from his love of history, music, and his Croatian heritage to his LOVAS brand this season at LG Fashion Week.
Micalla by Camilla Jorgensen
Jewelry designer Camilla Jorgensen handcrafts her designs and bases the look on the beauty of nature with raw edges and an imperfect look, using only the best stones – diamonds, rubies, gemstones, and Swarovski crystals.
MICHI by Michelle Watson
Michelle Watson once designed for such prominent designers as Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren before she launched MICHI, her own brand entailing proactive yet stylish athletic wear.
Paris Li created her first collection in Toronto and this year at Toronto Fashion Week, luxurious fabrics, bold silhouettes, and distinct styles can be seen in her women’s contemporary clothing line.
Pink Tartan by Kimberly Newport-Mimran
Wife and business partner of the mind behind the ever-popular Joe Fresh, Kimberly Newport-Mimran presents new surprises from her personal line Pink Tartan yet again at LG Fashion Week 2011.
VAWK by Sunny Fong
Created in 2004, VAWK is growing in success and reputation worldwide, and for the second year in a row, designer Sunny Fong is presenting his bold women’s line at Toronto Fashion Week.
Check back tomorrow for Part II of our designers preview.