Day two of the shOws and the fashion did not stop, despite the huge dump of snow we got leading up to it. The snow actually made for perfect conditions to show New York based designers KAELEN and Antonio Azzuolo’s fall winter collections (easier to visualize wearing them!).
Toronto born Kaelen Haworth began the evening with a light yet edgy, collection punctuated by pastel pink cotton and fox furs mixed with fluffy light red mohair accessorized with sporty double tether zippers. Subtle details like purple lining, mixed materials, and white eyelit died in Redhook, Brooklyn using squid ink, made this highly affective yet simple collection more intriguing with every tid bit revealed by her talk with Dr Alexandra Palmer following the show.
Stand out pieces and accents included were a pink jumpsuit with twisted material tie at the waist, the powder pink fox fur, the slouchy red sweater with the flouncy bottom, and a textured creamy blue patterned pencil skirt with matching petal cropped top.
Next up was Antonio Azzuolo’s first foray into women’s wear for the fall winter season which showed originally in New York. The collection also included men’s suiting, which is what his collections generally centre on, and we were delighted to see a number of edgy garments with mens tailoring for women as well as a few on the more graphic and delicate side. Edgy shoulders likened to Chanel by Dr Palmer in her post talk with Azzuolo, and meticulous tailoring included embellished linings, hand stitched button holes, and kimono belts.
We thought both collections showed perfectly in the snowy weather and made a great end to The shOws fall winer 2014 season and a wonderful early start to Toronto Fashion Week. Check out some photos below from the runway.
KAELEN Fall Winter 2014
Antonio Azzuolo Fall Winter 2014