Arthur Mendon̤a Fall Winter 2011 Р2012

Arthur Mendonça Fall Winter 2011 - 2012
Images: by Jenna Marie Wakani for torontolife.com

Arthur Mendonça presented a very 70s Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 collection at the Trump Tower.  “Wow, there are a number of looks” is the first thing that popped into my head as I sat in my seat and skimmed the linesheet.   I knew Dean Davidson was one of Arthur’s collaborators but I had no idea that Liliput Hats were too.  The pairing was wonderful.  Everything worked so well together.  The makeup did the job of portraying the glamorous 70s à la Studio 54.  It was beautiful

Dean’s jewellery centred on the bar shape and his signature brushed finish applied. They are minimal in style. Lilliput Hats created fedoras and lux turbans in velvet and sequined silk.

Dean Davidson Jewellery

Dean Davidson Jewellery

Arthur Mendonça Fall Winter 2011 - 2012
Images: by Jenna Marie Wakani for torontolife.com

Arthur often referenced with Tom Ford and YSL in the media but I think his homage to Denis Gagnon (black tux photo) is much more interesting to talk about. Now, I don’t know if it was done on purpose. It’s just the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the model walkout. I thought it was cute. Denis is awesome.

I walked away wanting to have some of the collection to wear to work.   I loved the sleeker evening wear options with the long purple gown being a favourite.  I loved all the purple as you can see.  Jumpsuits also made me happy.  They are a paint in the ass to go to the bathroom in but I love them.

I was a disaster when it came to recording any images from the Arthur Mendonça Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 show. I didn’t get any photos because I was filming video. However, I accidentally filmed the show in Diorama mode. Yup, stupid rookie E-PL2 mistake. Diorama mode creates the illusion of a model (as in model truck) world. It’s a fun effect but not for a fashion show. I’ve posted it for kicks.  It also reduces a 15 minute fashion show into about a minute and a half,

See photos from the Arthur Mendon̤a Fall Winter 2011 Р2012 at fashionmagazine.com

 

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.