Could Fashion be More Inter-Generational?
The experience of attending TFW last week was a vast improvement on past years. A great setting, interesting collections, a space to shop (some of) the collections immediately after the shows and gather with friends. All very friendly and welcoming.
I had invited a few select clients to join me for the Hilary MacMillan show and then have dinner with her and her business manager at One restaurant.
The evening was terrific mostly because of the mix of generations. Young Talents meet Established Clientele - isn't that a recipe for success? We exchanged ideas, debated the state of fashion in Canada and cheered on Hilary as she announced that she was off to London Fashion Week with a group of Canadian designers.
Shouldn't we have more of this mix of generations, experience, point of views? Hilary MacMillan's collection is certainly accessible to all from a design point of view - but she was one of the few. Although one does not want to be pigeon holed in a category or age group, there is no point denying that each generation has its preferences. Ignoring it seems to be short sighed from a business point of view.
Hilary's coats got our vote but her Feminist jackets made it to our closets.
Here are my picks of designers I would happily add to my wardrobe.
Hendrixroe - loved the mandarine coat - a terrific color for fall.
Andrew Coimbra - geometric patterns are always powerful.
House of Nonie - chartreuse is my favourite color - whatever the skin tone, it works.
I had a private appointment with Montreal designer Daniel Beaudet - swoon... I just fell in love with his fabrics, his cuts, the femininity of his shapes. I will tell you more about him in a future post but enjoy these two pieces for now.
Pleated dress - absolutly stunning shape.
Baby blue oversized coat - look at the details of the collar and the cuffs.