It’s our favourite time of year in Toronto! Rogue fashion week has arrived and last night we had the pleasure of watching two amazing Canadian designers CALLA and Bellavance, who show abroad right here on home turf. First up was Bellavance, a fairly new collection to the scene, who debuted their debut fall winter collection earlier this year at Milk Studios in New York.
For spring summer 2013 Nolan Bellavance and Ava Hama showed a collection of sporty yet feminine and soft pastel sprinkled silhouettes which displayed the fine technique they have already come to be known for. Arranged in trios, the collection centred on of luscious and flowing knits, meticulous panelled empire wasted dresses, and glorious silk elongated jackets that double as dresses.
Next up was CALLA, the super talented Toronto-born designer based in Paris who shows in New York. We’ve been obsessing over this spring summer collection ever since we saw the photos from Milk Studio last month and we were beyond thrilled to see it up close and personal. As always the collection was proceeded by a chat from the Royal Ontario Museum Textiles and Costume curator Dr. Alexandra Palmer, and naturally their chat centred on the stunning knits Calla designed in collaboration with the same factory in Paris where Chanel suiting fabrics are designed and made. She also talked about her inspirations behind the textiles in collection and cited inspirations like Japanese surfers and their cracked surf board stickers, as well as paint brush strokes.
We loved every minute of both collections and cannot wait to shop them when the warmer weather comes next year.
Take a look through so photos below.
Bellavance Spring Summer 2014
CALLA Spring Summer 2014