October 31, 2010

Ottawa Fashion Week 2010 Day 2

The second day of Fashion Week did not disappoint from casual weekend to glamours evening wear. There were outfits that make you want to snuggle in front of your couch and watch a movie to outfits that make you want to hit the town with your favourite heels and girlfriends. So some of the shows ended up running behind schedule, but it was all worth the wait! Besides, what is a fashion show without the shows being fashionably late?

Label Clothing
The first thing I thought about this collection is “lazy weekend”. The collection screams lounge and laid-back. The pieces are made of organic or recycled material as Shawna Robinson and Natalie Sydoruk are very conscious about ethical consumerism, which I am a fan of.

Flood and Robicheau
This collection is special as it is designed by Courtney Flood as well as Julianne Robicheau, one of the coordinators for Ottawa Fashion Week! The collection consists of pastel colors and floral prints with various summer dresses and rompers. The materials are light and breezy. This is something you can see yourself wearing on a summer vacation somewhere chic and warm.

Andrew Majtenyi
What I love most about Andrew’s line is that the entire collection is consistent from the colors to the styles. Every piece is elegant and fitting on the model. Andrew also stayed away from the bright colors and went with light earthy tones, in which caters to the majority of the public.

Judy Design
Judy’s collection is one of my favorite of the night. It’s all about the effortless grunge and boho look. The collection is very carefree and rebellious, yet cute and pretty at the same time. Oh and Judy’s choice of music- Nine Inch Nails and The Crystal Method, LOVE.

Rachel Sin
So I’m obsessed with Rachel’s dresses. Unfortunately I only have 3. No really, that is unfortunate, as her collection is so wearable to any formal event! Rachel loves to play with shapes and geometry in which make her designs very form fitting. The dresses are sexy from the front and the back with small details in the right places, making it unique yet timeless.

The show was running late so we had a lot of time mingling and taking pictures. Of course some of us (guilty!) went nuts over the official OFW backdrop. Shout out goes to XPress Mag and the beautiful Betsy and Leiana from Barret Palmer Models International Inc . It was also neat to see some of the OFW volunteers put on a little something-something to make their attires unique. By the way, doesn't Eric look like Taylor Lautner's long lost brother?