We headed back for the second night of Canadian fashion at the shOws last Thursday evening, to see fashion scientist Steven Tai’s latest creations and always highly anticipated designer Jeremy Laing.
Showing earlier at New York Fashion Week, Steven Tai presented his spring summer collection yet again. A sea of delicate yellow, peach, mint, and sky blue pastel, the collection was feminine, modern, and wonderfully covetable. Always one to create interesting techniques, fabrics were printed and laser cut to create a sort of geometric lace. He also embroidered spots on long silk dresses which were then digitally printed with a landscape pattern. Dr. Palmer was indeed correct in calling Tai’s designs “modern tech couture”.
Jeremy Laing presented a collection for spring summer that included two things we have yet to see from him so far, men’s fashion and footwear. Shiny shorts and high tech fabrics made the collection feel quite sporty in a retro kind of way, especially with all the plastic zippers with silver circular metal pull tabs reminiscent of the 80s and 90s.
Although his men’s pieces were worn by male models, he said in his talk with Dr. Palmer that they are indeed unisex, and that it was “only a matter of sizing.” Fabrics were mostly seen in high tech grey and black with hits of pink, peach, and yellow pastels, with prints seen in a tiger tail ice cream pattern as well as a full canvas by Laing’s friend stretched across one of the women’s dresses.
He also showed about five styles of shoes created with carved wood and simple leather in a platform style, which obviously we were all left lusting over.
Check out the photos from from both designers below and get ready to sport your Canadian love next spring!
Steven Tai Spring Summer 2014
Jeremy Laing Spring Summer 2014