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Fashion Weeks - Real WOW Factor or Pure HYPE ?

Hello Fellow Fashion Lovers,

I just got back from the Toronto L'Oreal Fashion Week - Spring 09 collections - which I attended as Media, and thought I'd share my findings on the whole thing with everyone and hear about your own Fashion Week experiences.

The whole event was very well organized and executed to perfection, most Fashion shows started on scheduled time or 5minutes later at the most. The Canadian Creme de la Creme was Au Rendez-vous, from Model Stacy MCKenzie, Fashion figure and FTV Host Jeanne Becker, Project Runway contestants turned renowned Designers Lucian Matis, Carlie Wong and Evan Beddell, and many more...On the Runways, there was no major Model Fall or Catastrophy, maybe a few stumble, here and there but nothing alarming.
As for the accomodations, 2 runway stages served during the 5 days, one in the L'Oreal Tent and a smaller one outside called the Studio (very small). Inside the tent, a private lounge with wireless connections and PCs was set up for members of the Media, food and beverages were served and countless swags distributed - mostly Flick razors, Townshoes discounts and L'Oreal Products.

Everything went pretty well, except for the "not so good notes". For instance, I found that all the hype, glamour and bling surrounding this event didn't quite measure up to the overall Fashion Experience...Let me explain: Fashion - according to me of course - is a total package of Originality, Creativity, Wow Factor, Functionality (or not), Drama, Unexpected, Fame and Media...! But I found that the Collections were too safe, definitely wearable but not creative enough. Too much black, white and grey - what's up with that??? -, not enough intricated designs or construction details, no Drama to enhance the quality of the show, tasteless music for the most part and well....more black, grey and white.

Added to that, the Fashion Statement went from the Runways to the tents where almost everyone was proudly dotting their latest LVs, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabanna's, Gucci's, Prada's - from heels, dresses, jeans, shades to purses, with of course the ultimate Old Hollywood Glamour and Vintage cliche to sum it up somewhat probably forgetting what the show was really about. Whatever happened to simply gathering for the true appreciation of raw talent and pure Art?

Maybe this didn't happen because this Fashion Week spent more time in the Functionality, Fame and Media departments rather than taking things to the next level, and bringing out of the ordinary collections and over the top creations. But thanks to the Fashion Gods, Shows like those of - Andy-The Anh, Lucian Matis, Thien Le, Damzels in this Dress, Mellinda-Mae Harlingten, Bustle and Carlie Wong - truly give me hope for the Future of Canadian Fashion, they made it worth while with their unique approach, attention to details, understanding of body's proportions and of course sense of style.

Long Live Raw Talent!! I will post more pics soon - once they are all sorted out of course!!!
I need a Photographer - HELP - lol

Am I being too demanding or unrealistic? I sure can't wait to hear what you have to say about your own experiences. London and Paris Fashion weeks are still on my list, so let me know :)


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Comment by elinore on October 31, 2008 at 6:52am
Thanks for posted this picture, i ordered this dress the next day. That dress only have one seam and it's make out of fishing wire and lined in silk. It wasn't cheap but his clothes is worth it there are only two the original and one in my closet.
Comment by miss SLY!™ on October 31, 2008 at 4:08pm
Well Aren't you lucky!!!!! This dfinitely was one of my Favourite dress of the whole event, I loved most of his dresses, very talented guy.


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