A theatrical debut for Lauren Bagliore
October 22, 2010
Black and white is an easy recipe for drama, and Lauren Bagliore indulged fully in these ingredients in her debut show at Toronto's fashion week on Thursday night.
The designer, who has worked with Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen and Paul Hardy, splits her time between New York and Calgary, and noted in her programme that she endured personal tragedy this year.
The emotion could be seen in the high melodrama of her creations, consisting greatly of
body-hugging jersey in one-shouldered tanks and asymmetrical dresses.
The collection was nearly fully monochromatic, save for some pieces in heather grey and one stunning blush rose silk jacquard dress with a handkerchief hemlines and a visible under-layer.
Stripes, which look to become a staple this spring, were featured horizontally in dresses and tops, as well as arrow points on the waist of an ivory viscose dress.
A Grecian toga gown, aptly nam
ed "Athena" showed spectacular movement - virtually coming to life - as the convertible strap was held as a train in the model's train. Many other pieces showed function,
despite their starkness, as with the Desiree "Endless" dress that was shown as a shirt, an almost shoulderless sweater and of course, a dress.
Vertical lines, shown in the draping of cowl necklines, batwings that fluttered behind shoulders and billowing regions under arms, elongated almost every look.
Leggings, donned beneath the frocks, had shirred details and came in a sheer ivory and a sexy black nylon.
The most graphic elements were lace tank tops and Victorian jackets with buttons marching down the front, while drama was found in hoods that resembled a nun's habit.
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