Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Lucian Matis does it again with another brilliant Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign. This comes on the heels of his beautiful Fall Winter 2012 Ad Campaign.

Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

See the rest of the campaign in the gallery.

Photography: Greg Swales
Hair/Makeup: Ashley Gesner – P1M
Model: Jessa – Sutherland

images: Lucian Matis Facebook Page

TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Lucian Matis

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Lucian Matis
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Lucian Matis

Lucian Matis fashion shows are just an absolute delight. Lucian gave us prints, transparency and leather for the spring summer 2013 Lucian Matis collection. The prints are lust worthy. The images chosen for the prints added depth to garments and made use of seams to create direction and structure with the print on the manipulated fabric.

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Lucian Matis
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Lucian Matis

“I named this collection MOSAIC as it is inspired by the mosaics of Morocco in contrast with the transparency and neutrality of the papyrus,” says designer Lucian Matis of his latest collection, “I was always taken and inspired by the beauty of the Moroccan art and it’s ornate elements. Spring/Summer 2013 seemed to be the perfect timing for this inspiration.” Present throughout the collection were a mix of custom pattern designed fine cottons, silks, leather, and crocodile embossed leather (Source: Press Release)

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Lucian Matis
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Lucian Matis

It was slowly becoming apparent that two trends were going to dominate fashion week: the Peplum and the Midriff. I love the peplum and hope it turns into a trend that sticks around. The Midriff I could do without. I didn’t like it in the 90s and I don’t really like it now. I have a weird feeling about the midriff when it’s part of a 50s silhouette.

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Lucian Matis
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Lucian Matis

This is the most accessible Lucian Matis collections I’ve seen. Lucian is know for impeccable work and crazy dresses but they haven’t been the most accessible to the average consumer. I watched this show and saw something that many women could wear in their daily lives. Okay, maybe not the transparency and the leather. Yes, the finale crocodile embossed leather looks. Wow. Wow. Wow.

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Lucian Matis
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Lucian Matis

You can see the rest of the looks from the Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 show at World Master Card Fashion Week after the jump.

Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

It’s so lovely to see a beautiful ad campaign for a Canadian designer. I’m so blown away by how great these images for Lucian Matis Fall 2012 are.

Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

I saw Lucian’s fall collection during Toronto Fashion Week this march. I’ve included the video so you can get an appreciation of the collection. It was stunning

Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

Photography by: Greg Swales
Production Assistant: Ashley Gesner
Hair & Make-up: Anna Nenoiu, P1M
Model: Leigh Hoby, Ford Models

Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

This one is my favourite.

images: courtesy of Lucian Matis

TEFW – Dare To Wear Love at LG Fashion Week

Dare to Wear Love Pat McDonagh sketch
Dare to Wear Love Pat McDonagh sketch

I’m really excited about the Dare to Wear Love show on October 23th at LG Fashion Week. It’s one of my highlights.

Do you dare? For the first time ever, Hoax Couture and the Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) are partnering with the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) to produce a fashion-forward, cause-driven and meaningful closing night show with Canada’s top designers at LG Fashion Week beauty by L’Oréal Paris. The goal is to leverage the power of the Canadian fashion and entertainment communities to raise awareness and funds for the SLF as it works to support communities that are affected by the AIDS pandemic in Africa.

Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, October 23, a star-studded audience will experience the Dare to Wear Love show, full of beautiful fashion, dance and music inspired by Africa. The multi-faceted collaboration is the largest public dare of the SLF’s new fundraising initiative A Dare to Remember. Recently launched, the nationwide initiative challenges Canadians to take on dares of all kinds to raise awareness and funds for the grassroots organizations in Africa that are on the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic.

“The fashion and entertainment communities in Canada will provide a unique voice for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s new initiative with the Dare to Wear Love show,” said Jim Searle of Hoax Couture. “This show integrates high fashion and a truly important cause, and with the designers using gorgeous African fabric to create the garments, it promises to be a captivating evening.”

More than 25 top designers, including Lida Baday, Brian Bailey, Brose, Pam Chorley, Wayne Clark, Comrags, David Dixon, Evan Biddell, Farley Chatto, Greta Constantine, Izzy Camilleri, Linda Lundström, Lucian Matis, Ross Mayer, Jason Meyers, Price Roman, and many more, have committed to Hoax Couture’s dare to create luxe gowns made of rich, eye-catching fabrics sourced from African communities who work with the SLF. Each designer will be asked to have their own family, friends and supporters sponsor this dare with the goal of raising $50,000 for the SLF. Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell of Hoax Couture will also personally ask the fashion community to get involved by making a donation to this cause at http://www.daretowearlove.com .

I was send a digital package that contained some images of the prints that the designers will be using.

Dare to Wear Love PrintDare to Wear Love Print

Dare to Wear Love Print

Dare to Wear Love PrintDare to Wear Love Print

It also included some sketches from 4 of the 25 designers. I can’t wait to see these in person and what the others come up with.

Dare to Wear Love Ines Di Santo sketch
Dare to Wear Love Ines Di Santo sketch
Dare to Wear Love Hoax Couture sketch
Dare to Wear Love Hoax Couture sketch
Dare to Wear Love Comrags Sketch
Dare to Wear Love Comrags Sketch

The creations that the designers present will be auctioned off at a later time. The money will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

images: Courtesy of Rockit Promo

L’Oreal Fashion Week Spring 2009 – Lucian Matis

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Lucian Matis put on one of the more interesting shows at L’Oreal Fashion Week. I really enjoyed his pixelated print pieces. Some of the pearl encrusted pieces were very nice, especially the one with the back detail but a few felt a little over done. I wasn’t a big fan of the pieces with the face print and I’m not even too sure who the print is of. The runway music was very sweet and fit with the collection.

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Of course, Lucian being Lucian he had a bride finale. It was quite beautiful but it didn’t fit in with the themes already established. The bride thing is kinda over done, but I have to admit I kinda liked it. After all, I did miss Alfred Sung earlier in the week.

i want: Kidrobot Project MUNNY by Common Cloth

Kidrobot Project MUNNY Common Cloth
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There were a lot of good MUNNYs but I liked Common Cloth’s the best.

This one-of-a-kind custom-designed 8″ MUNNY was created exclusively for the Project MUNNY charity auction by Canadian designer, Common Cloth. Debuted at a super spectacular event at CiRCA during Toronto’s L’Oreal Fashion Week, this iconic doll figure from Kidrobot is being auctioned to raise money for War Child Canada.

Name and Description
“Black Star”
The inspiration for this MUNNY are the following three statements:

Simple is enough excess
Common is uncommon
Love uncomplicated

Runners Up
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Damzels in this Dress

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Greta Constantine

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Preloved

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Lucian Matis

And don’t forget the Karl Munny
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