Wesley Badanjak always berates me for missing his latest LOVAS collection at LG Fashion Week. I usually can’t attend because he shows at 5pm slot which conflicts with the 5 in mt 9 to 5. LOVAS fall winter 2011 – 2012 was scheduled at 6pm so I promised I would attend and finally see a show for the first time since FAT in 2009.
LOVAS fall winter 2011 – 2012 is inspired by the immigration story of his mother, Manda and her twin, Marija. He’s blended traditional Slavic prints and stylistic elements using wool, stretch cotton, cashmere, taffeta, silk organza, tweed, silk volie, raccoon, coyote, velvet, lace and bengaline. The colour palette was dark with navy, charcoal, silver, bordeaux and crimson.
LOVAS isn’t my style in general. Wesley knows that my nemesis is taffeta. The collection is wearable and accessible for many women. As an office dweller, there are suites and separates that incorporates elements of a fashion forward silhouette. Ultimately it was your standard fashion show. It didn’t have me salivating over every look. I do really love the pieces made from the silk voile fabric with the tiny rose print. I also congratulate Wesley for using fur very sparingly in his show. There was way to much this season. I was intrigued by the traditional Slavic prints but I would have liked to see them in different fabrics.
See the LOVAS Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 fashion show.
See photos of the LOVAS Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 collection
images: Photos taken for I want – I got by Paul Ross of Opique.com