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Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Laura Siegel & Label at The Collections

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Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Laura Siegel & Label at The Collections

 

Last-minute prep before the Laura Siegel show.

Laura Siegel and Label—two of Toronto's most talked about Toronto lines—showed Tuesday night at The Burroughes building as part of The Collections. We were there to catch all the action! Click through for our pics & commentary before, during and after the shows.

Laura Siegel models receive their walk instructions and last-minute touch-ups. I love the bold hues on the eye, created by the talented team at M.A.C Cosmetics.

Instead of walking down a traditional runway, models sauntered out to the main room and stood on rectangular boxes with flower pots.

Siegel, a Toronto native and Parsons grad, is known for her innovative use of fabric, often sourcing it from far-flung locales like Bolivia and Peru. For spring, she kept her signature naturally dyed prints, and showed standout fringed scarfs with a safari influence.

The DJ spinning after the Laura Siegel presentation. I only fully appreciated the tunes when I listened to my tape recorder afterwards—great soundtrack for a strong show.

The crowd—editors, bloggers, friends and local style setters—settle in before Label.

Launched in 2009, Label—designed by Shawna Robinson and Natalie Sydoruk—has already won die-hard fans for its edgy aesthetic (one of their most amazing pieces from Fall 2012 is a black sweater with a zip off black leather panel at the back). Label is also committed to sustainability: everything is produced right here in Toronto.

 For spring, the collection had a California skater girl vibe—lots of jersey and oversized shorts.

This is one of my favourite takes on the mullet skirt. It looks so chic in white paired with a casual black sweater. These are clothes for women who aren't afraid to challenge the idea "everyday dressing."

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