the shOws – CALLA Spring Summer 2012

the shOws - CALLA Spring Summer 2012

CALLA is one of the four designers that showcased their Spring Summer 2012 collections with the the shOws at the Ritz-Carlton. the shOws is the brainchild of Paola Fullerton.

the shOws - CALLA Spring Summer 2012

“Our aim is to put the spotlight on Canadian Designers, Hair and Makeup Artists and Models and build a property that benefits not only our designers, artists and retailers but also our supportive sponsors, by showcasing the very best of Canadian talent at home and abroad to our media, buyers and stylists.

The purpose of The ShOws is to bring together our most talented and creative Canadian designers each season and allow them to present their collections here in Toronto to the fashion industry without incurring any production costs themselves. We want to support them here at home and give them every possible opportunity to continue to build their brands.” – Paola Fullerton, Founder & Creative Director

Calla Haynes continued her digital print mastery and delighted the crowd with a collection that sat perfectly on the edge of femininity without being too saccharine. The inspiration for Spring Summer 2012 was translating the feeling of being at a festival and hearing great music into prints and colour. The collection played with different colours and prints as well as textures.  Tweed contrasted with marble like digital prints.

the shOws - CALLA Spring Summer 2012

Full collection photos for Calla Haynes’s Spring Summer 2012 on

The CALLA Spring Summer 2012 collection also made it’s first debut on The video on gives you a close up of the prints and different textures in the collection that my video can’t provide. It’s these details that make the collection so special.

Image: Jenna Marie Wakani

Calla Spring Summer 2011

Calla Spring Summer 2011

Toronto native and Paris resident Calla Haynes held a presentation for her Spring Summer 2011 collection under her namesake label Calla. She created Kaleidoscope prints for Jeremy Laing’s fall 2008 – 2009 collection (video).

For spring summer 2011 she produced a video invitation instead of a traditional one.

Calla Spring Summer 2011
Photo by Tommy Ton

Calla is a print genius. Spring summer 2011 is really beautiful.  I like the geometric aspect to some prints and the others that are more liquid.

Calla Spring Summer 2011

Barb at Phreshly Squeezed checked out the CALLA Spring-Summer 2011 presentation in Paris. Vogue Italy also has some other photos.

Calla is found in Canada at:
The Room
The Hudson’s Bay
176 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario

231 rue Saint Paul Ouest
Montreal, Quebec