LGFW, Spring 2012: Day Five
David Dixon and Denis Gagnon
It’s the fifth and final day at
LG Fashion Week and the FDCC saved two of Canada’s best designers for last in
David Dixon and
Denis Gagnon. At David Dixon, Malcom Mclaren’s genre blending tunes served as inspiration for a spring collection that celebrated the art of creating harmony from a mix of different fabrics. Italian matte jersey, silk organza, Chantilly lace, embroidered cotton, metallic paisley, tulle, leather, sequins, silk wool—it was all there and as dizzying as it sounds the results were, for the most part, elegant (white cocktail dress with black lace overlay), chic (super high-waisted pencil skirt with sheer black blouse) and utterly feminine (buttery yellow skirts embellished with laser cut silk flowers). In other words, quintessential Dixon.
The final show of the week belonged to Denis Gagnon and for those of us eager to call it a night, patience was certainly a virtue as what we thought was the usual 10 second intro turned out to be a drawn out 15 minute film starring a bottle of champagne (shout out to the sponsor, check). But when the show finally began, it was all good vibes and high energy as models frolicked down the runway, waving at the audience, blowing kisses and (mon dieu!) even smiling! But then again Gagnon’s floral print frocks a la updated Laura Ashley, sexy silk rompers and sleek mini tuxedos, all with strappy leather detailing, had even the toughest critics looking forward to spring and yes, maybe even smiling. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect end to a fashion-packed week at the tents.
Missed some of the shows? Get caught up on Nancy’s reviews here
Which show was your favourite of the week?