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LG Fashion Week, Spring 2011: Day Two
Pink Tartan, Jessica Jensen and Line Knitwear
By: Lara Ceroni, Photography courtesy of Jenna Wakani
Pink Tartan They say fashion is fleeting and no where is this more apparent than on a runway. During a fashion presentation us editors cram into front-row seats with our Moleskin’s, BB’s and iPhones to capture the looks we, and our readers, will be buying come the new season. We may have 10 seconds to assess the trends and jot down our favourites before another model floats by. Stressful? A bit. But last night, on Day Two of
LG Fashion Week, we had a glorious indulgence. A momentary time warp, if you will.
Kim Newport-Mimran is a woman who has always paid attention to the details and her bespoke runway for
Pink Tartan‘s spring 2011 presentation last night was no exception. Illuminated cubes were positioned around the perimeter of the runway so when a model finished her runway walk, she stood atop the light boxes for all of us to see. Our mouths salivated over the gorgeous pops of bright colours: Silk jumpsuits in fuchsia, lime green blouses, neon-orange cigarette pants. Being so close made you want to touch the fabrics…just…a…little…bit…The end result was a very sensory experience and one we’ll remember long after 10 seconds.
Jessica Jensen with Alexander Berardi When I was 5-years-old I wouldn’t go with my family to cut down our Christmas tree unless I was able to bring my mom’s gold-sequin clutch with me. I thought it complimented my olive green ski suit nicely and even though it was only filled with Kleenex (really, what’s a 5-year-old going to put in a purse?!) I just had to, had to have it. So, imagine my delight when I looked at the schedule last night and noted
Jessica Jensen was showing her latest handbag collection for
spring 2011. In collaboration with the oh-so-cute New York designer
Alexander Berardi (wasn’t he adorable?), Jensen presented her limited-edition totes, clutches, satchels and coin purses. I loved the woven textures, neutral hues and ribbon details. I have a soft spot for small bags, so the Belmondo beaded foldover clutch has my name all over it. Berardi’s offering was equally as inspiring: The midnight blue tulip dress with the plunging back was stunning as was the gold-sequin genie pant. Now, if I could only find my Mom’s clutch…
Line Knitwear One of my favourite moments at last season’s LG Fashion Week (for
Fall 2010) was the ridiculously long, ridiculously massive
wool-knit scarf from Line’s
fall collection. Anyone remember it? It was spectacular. I never did end up buying it (these
shoes put me back a wee bit last season) but that didn’t stop me from wanting to buy something else from the brand, but this time for
spring 2011. I don’t even know where to begin The paint-splattered drawstring pants were just so cool when paired with the mesh cropped sweater in that deep salmon shade. The creme crocheted dress with chiffon ribbons? Honestly, I need it. Although it’s unlikely I’ll be able to pull off the micro-mini asymmetrical knit tank anytime soon, those slouchy pleated pants that came with it are on my radar. Scarf, begone!