At the LOVAS, Basch and Basch It Up! shows
1. Luxurious detail—think feathered earrings and chunky gold bling—ruled at Wesley Badanjak’s
LOVAS show. Our takeaway must-have? Shaved-down leather gloves lined with dyed-purple python-skin, designed by stylist Luis Rajiv.
2. Badanjak’s fall/winter 2012 LOVAS collection, called "Waterless Flood," was inspired by
The Year of the Flood,
Margaret Atwood‘s 2009 novel. The intertextual—and textile—line comprises rough-spun knits, warm fabrics and snakeskin prints that mimic the character Brenda, who escapes a
Stepford Wives world to brace the elements and becomes a fur-toting dancer in an exotic club in the meantime. We think this aptly sums up the narrative for the looks we saw, which include fabrics made from ostrich feather tulle and chunky ombré tweed.
3. Sarah McGowan, a graduating George Brown College fashion student (and Greta Constantine intern), was crowned the winner of
Basch It Up!, the student design competition and runway show held last night.
Eleventh Floor Apparel invited designer hopefuls from across Ontario to create an original garment to be incorporated into Basch’s fall/winter 2012 collection. Among other prizes, McGowan won a $700 clothing allowance from Eleven boutique in Toronto, where her winning outfit will be sold. Bonus: Her two-piece mini-collection will be marketed across North America through Basch agencies.
4. Spotted: Up-and-coming Canadian model
Hayley McKee backstage at LOVAS getting primped by
M.A.C senior artist Melissa Gibson (
@MAC_Melissa_G). Follow Hayley from catwalk to curtain call during Toronto Fashion Week with her insider Model Diary, coming soon to the
ELLE Canada site.