Iris Setlakwe’s passion for fashion isn’t anything new. At just 21 years of age, the young woman launched her own retail clothing company for men and women. Ten years later and with impressive professional experience to her credit, this self-taught designer founded the Pur label in 2001, which eventually became her own eponymous label, Iris.
For her upcoming 2013 Spring-Summer collection, designer Iris Setlakwe artfully combines natural materials and flamboyant colours to transport us into a universe of elegance and romanticism that is as glamorous as it is feminine. A collection highlighted by casual chic accents where diaphanous fabrics harmonize beautifully with summer freshness.
Enjoy the photos of some of mine favorite pieces from the runway show!
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DUY, the eponymous Montreal-based high-end ready-to-wear line created by Duy Nguyen in 2001 has won numerous fans for its sharp tailoring and impeccable cuts. Duy has always experimented with the best in quality fabrics and pattern-making. His unmistakable precision, his mastery of cut and his high precision tailoring have created a unique approach that has become his signature. His timeless pieces have made him a favorite amongst women looking to be beautifully dressed, no matter the time of day or the season. Fashion editors and industry players who have been rightfully impressed with his edgy contemporary styling.
“My clothes are edgy and innovative yet very wearable. They have a refined sensibility with unexpected details to catch the eye” says Duy.
Born in Vietnam, raised in Montreal, Duy studied fashion design at College LaSalle and has worked with some of the biggest names in Canadian fashion design.
The DUY’s summer opus is composed with this contest between structured and fluid, all conceived with poetic and fresh aesthetic. A judicious work of juxtapositions and amalgams as only this designer knows how to propose. On the runway, the models evolved in an oceanic and divine atmosphere in which the colors gave tribute to youth and to true passion. Consistent with his habits, the Spring-Summer 2013 of DUY is cleverly built by his agile hand, common signature within the designer’s work.
I really enjoyed this collection presented by DUY and I can see myself wearing and buying several pieces from this collection which I always tend to look for when I’m watching a fashion show.
Great job DUY!
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Not much needs to be said about designer Denis Gagnon but for those of you who for some odd reason are not familiar with him…
…Renowned Montreal designer, Denis Gagnon creates his collections with distinctive refinement, while injecting a dose of mystery and modernism. Recognized for his silk and leather manipulations,playing with textures and layers, Denis Gagnon’s style is continuously evolving.
What we saw on the runway this time around was a continuity of his previous collection, where textures and genders interlace, Denis Gagnon explored a silhouette that allowed people the freedom of appropriation and interpretation . Inspired by an inner identity which sometimes clashes with the image portrayed by individuals, the designer worked with oppositions, creating a line for men and women.
I have to say that Denis Gagnon’s fashion show was a real fashion show while most of the other fashion shows presented during Montreal Fashion Week were mostly just a presentation of their next collection. Denis Gagnon had the whole package, show, excitement, amazing collection and this is a fashion show I will remember.
I’ll let the photos speak for them selves but I want to say AMAZING job Denis Gagnon and I already can’t wait to see the next collection!
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