The striking closing scene at Mikael D’s runway show on Friday night. Photos by Michelle Sammut.
Thomas Bálint’s blurred lines
True to his trademark aesthetic, the Toronto-based designer showed a collection in black and grey. Most of the looks that walked the runway were menswear and the women’s looks were menswear inspired. Silky fabrics and cut are what took the basic women’s pieces from masculine to androgynous ease. Each look carried the same vibe as if the tailored blazers, and skinny pants could be worn by either sex. This point was illustrated so beautifully when a male model glided down the runway in a black maxi dress, oversized coat and scarf, blurring the lines between male and female, leaving only understated, unmistakable style that defied gender. – Reem Jazar, editorial intern
All about the details
Vinicius Lacerda showed a quietly striking selection that played with proportion, print and strategic pops of colour. Many fitted, tailored looks walked the runway, some paired with oversized tops, making literal the already apparent masculine influence. The designer partnered print with bold orange and blues in this mainly white collection. The slicked-back wet hair on the models and no-makeup look that has been popping up on many runways, gave the already edgy collection a raw feel. The showstopper? The finale look, a white, sheer sleeved jumper with blue bottoms and a waist cinched with an oversized bow, the use of this unexpected feminine detail to an otherwise raw minimalist collection was exactly what this collection needed to tie together the fresh and bold pieces. – Reem Jazar, editorial intern
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