Monday, March 29, 2010

Alberta Fashion Week- Night 5

Sorry for the delay in posting, my bf has been hogging our bandwidth all week. Night 5 of ABFW was one of my favourites of the week. I love that there were 5 shows in one night, plus the deisgners were really great! The first show of the night was by Caitin Power. The collection was elegantly done in dark colours and touches of velvet. Emphasis was placed on shoulders and hips, but it ways that were still flattering.






















The second show of the night, House of Nonie, was defintely a lot of fun. It opened with a group of dancers bustin' moves all over the runway, then morphed into a more traditional fashion show. The collection included velour, lots of gold accents and embraced the return of the shoulderpad.










































The third collection of the night was a collaboration between Shelley Kanyo and Andy Court. This collection clearly referenced the old west, but was also inspired by Italian gondliers. I liked the prairie-style dress and there was some very interesting takes on menswear.






















My favourite show of the nigt was Daleia Wearables by designer Kyle Nylund. The collection was beautiful and elegant, with a touch of whimsy and great patterns. Nylund does a lot of work in theatre and it came through in the dramatic quality of his garments.















































The final show of the evening was by Jessica Halabi. Halabi described her collection as girlie and inspired by ballerinas. There was a lot of patent mixed with full skirts and delightful colours.

On the whole, the night was a lot of fun and I was very impressed with the designers' work.

14 comments:

FASHION SNAG said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments! I love seeing photos from the runway and a lot of these pieces are gorgeous. I feel bad that you don't get to plant a garden! That is my favorite part of summer =) xo

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yiqin; said...

Ah looks so nice! Can;t wait for singapore's fashion week.

xoxoKrysten said...

Loving all these pictures!

ellie said...

Definitely, some beautiful styles. How great that you shared this with us. Thank you!

E said...

What wonderful experience! I would to be able to go to a runway shows and see all of the marvelous pieces up close!

Dancing Branflake said...

Wow! I can't believe you got to be there. Kudos and great stuff posted.

Ivyoaks said...

some beautiful pieces! Love the black ruffled one (tull) I have something like that..I just don't know where to wear it.

meg said...

There are some really talented folks in that area. What great shows!

Ivyoaks said...

Fab post! So many details. It must have been so fun.

janettaylor said...

Nice! Especially those blous with bow (necktie) :)

Join the Gossip said...

Beautiful! They are ALL great collections!

nookie said...

Love the look from Caitin Power:)

* Reena Rai * said...

Great images! Love the silhouettes

Jessica Jeanne Simon said...

love all the pics!
great post!

xoxo
The Queen of Queer