Canadian designer Mark Fast shied away from the trend
coming through with the other designers and stuck to neutral shades,
showing off his signature style for detail and beautiful craftsmanship.
Fast’s collection had strong elements of the African safari
with carefully and loosely woven garments. Models adorned large
bangles and cuffs up their arms and heavy tribal-like necklaces.
His collection revealed great movement on the runway.
Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos are a talented
design duo working under Pilotto’s name. The pair have combined
backgrounds from Austria, Belgium, Italy and Peru. The style and
cuts coming from the Pilotto collection were classic and well sculptured,
giving the collection a certain sophistication. Their prints were
repeated in different colours and shades throughout the collection.
Every now and then a bold hint of floral would emerge to mix it
Another Canadian designer, Todd Lynn (above right),
presented a very elegant and clean-cut collection at Fashion Week.
Being very well regarded for his tailoring, Lynn did not let the
show down and models came down the runway in sleek and beautifully
flowing garments. Not a hint of pattern in sight, the colour palette
was very smooth, with soft tones and texture created using the fabrics.
Finally, Alistair Carr is the designer for Pringle
of Scotland. Carr’s designs are very modern. His collection
this year was very similar to the New Zealand style, resting between
Karen Walker and Nom D. Carr’s garments featured bright geographic
prints mixed with clean tailoring and a lot of layering. The collection
was very elegant but adventurous, with the models sporting slightly
roughed-up hairstyles and virtually bare accessories.