Michelle Secours of Frëtt Design
showed her signature knits edged with fur. Colours were more flamboyant,
with larger ’80s-inspired silhouettes. wonderful bomber-style jackets
made of Orylag, a new breed of rabbit, with knit collars and cuffs.
There was also a début collection of coats by Ferty, Mila
Design. True to the designer’s roots, there was plenty of Slavic
flamboyance in long sweeping hems and loads of embellishment using
fur or embroidery, and sometimes crystals. Designer Razumovska,
who emigrated from Russia six years ago, created stunning hats for
the models. These non-professionals were friends of the designer,
and carried themselves proudly like dancers, and the hats helped
add some needed inches to them.
There were two double events. Eve Gravel
and Falbala teamed up for the second Week in a row. Sisters
Sophie and Mélanie Veilleux for the latter made tasteful
yet edgy suits and coat dress. A houndstooth wool anchored the season,
with touches of dusty rose and pale lemon. They showed a young career
woman can have a little of the lady who lunches in her, with flirty,
neo-retro touches. Gravel takes the younger fashionista out clubbing,
with lots of stretchy silhouettes and reconstructed ’80s themes.
For fall, there’s also velvet and wool played against the Lycra,
and some chiffon.
Design. LEFT: Mila Design, modelled
by the designers friends. BELOW:
Eve Gravel, who showed with Falbala.