EDITORIALS, TRENDS + DESIGNER PROFILES
- Photography by Harry Fellows - Swimwear Designer Natalya Toporova - Hair by Steven Mark Hugo - Makeup by Paola Orlando - Model Joann P. at Elite Miami
- Photography by Ernest of Studio E Photography - Photography assistant Ian MacDonald - Photography by Semi Ohtomatic - Hair Stylists Kelly Bula + Christa Lynn Laska - Makeup by James Kershaw - Stylists Sandra Sing Fernandes +Jon Harmon - Models Lauren, Betina, Trista, Mark, Elijah courtesy of PHABRIK artist + model management, Paul and Randy - Location Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel
- Photography by Anais Benoudiz - Wardrobe Styling by Alyssa Blanco - Model Jessica Estrada
BY JANIS GALLOWAY
The Fall 2014/Winter 2015 season brings some fall and winter mainstays along with some surprising twists, including a new it-bag just for the dudes. Black and White A combo we never get sick of. Alexander Wang is a master at playing with these two colours in contrasting blocks, trim details and layers. We love this versatile trend that lets up play up what’s already in our wardrobes. Boxy Bags Men’s bags just got supersized thanks to the mega influence of labels like Louis Vuitton, Versace and Balenciaga. They traded in spring’s soft clutches for masculine, tailored luggage of oversized proportions. Orange is the New Black Even we were surprised to see sprinkles of orange in menswear collections for fall! The colour varies in shades from light pumpkin to fiery red-orange. We’ve especially fallen for Topman Design’s outrageously orange outerwear. Roll Call The varsity feel of bomber jackets is perfectly on point for back to school season. Marc by Marc Jacobs made its version extra sporty with over-the-top lettering and patterns reminscient of Indy 500 attire, while Hermes went streamlined with an all-black, leather sleeve version.
BY JANIS GALLOWAY
Fall 2014/Winter 2015 lets you play dress up from one end of the fashion spectrum to the other. Play it soft and pretty in pastels or join the dark side in gothic getup. Viva Pastels Bubblegum shades survived the summer and are still trending for fall. Your must-have investment piece this season is a powder blue or soft lilac hued wool coat à la Gucci and Electric Feather. Witchy Woman If Fall 2014/Winter 2015’s runways had you reminiscing on 90’s cult film, The Craft, you were paying attention. The staples? Black velvet mini dresses, knee-high stockings and chokers galore. Athletic Aesthetic Sportswear hits another homerun this season with MVPs Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Miu Miu. Highbrow athletic wear means hi-tech fabrics, racer backs and mesh detailing for the win. Once Upon a Time It was a storybook ending from designers Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana who presented high fashion versions of our favourite fairytale femme fatales. Snow White to Little Red Riding Hood were brought to life through delicate embroidery, romantic lace and sweeping silhouettes.
- Photography by studio-e.ca - Art Direction/Styling by Sandra Sing Fernandes - Makeup by James Kershaw - Hair by Kelly Bula - Model Anika at Mode Models
- Photography by Grant Olson - Photo Editing by Derek Jagodzinsky - Clothing by Kelly Madden - Accessories PHABRIK - Set/Styling by Sandra Sing Fernandes - Makeup by Jenn Vatour - Hair by Davines Sesson Team - Models Julian, Nicole, Jami, Tara-Lynn, Emma, Jody, Chantal, Muffin - Location PHABRIK art+design Canada Styling Hair with Carl Reeves: The Kevin Murphy Session Master The haircare industry values professional training and takes education very seriously. Learning new skills and gaining experience are essential to perfecting the quality of hairstyles and maintaining an edge in the business. There’s no one else that understands this more than well-known session stylist, Carl Reeves, who was in town working with the Davines Session Team on an editorial shoot. His unbridled passion, dynamic creativity and extensive knowledge in the industry were a welcoming inspiration. The opportunity to style hair alongside Carl Reeves proved to be an exciting, invaluable experience that the Davines Session Team will surely never forget. By Teresa Simmons
By James Kershaw and Nahla Watfa
Totally Soled Out Rockabilly fans can hoot n’ holler as the pointy toed, buckled shoe reappeared on the runways. Animal, floral and even oh so-feminine lace prints strode down this season’s catwalks. The gladiator sandal, now considered a summer staple, made its presence known in many presentations. Materials ran the gamut from classic leather, both smooth and embossed, to suede. to translucent plastic, in the form of t-strap sandals at John Galliano. Well Heeled Designers turned to elegant styles of yore; lady-like, slim heeled slingbacks and pointy toe pumps all made a comeback this season. Platform soles were not in the forefront as in seasons past, although they are still around, often in the form of the wedge heel. Bright jewel tones made a statement, as did girly embellishments such as bows and ruffles.