"The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness."
Happy First Day of Fall! It’s been raining nonstop today, but I’m enjoying the peace and quiet to go through a few of the FW11 collections, lament my falling stocks (ha, ha), listen to the TEDxToronto conference livestream and start planning my Thanksgiving menu. To celebrate Friday, and the first day of fall, I thought I’d share some photos of one of my favourite collections for the season.
I dearly love Jill Stuart’s wildlife prints (center top), inspired by photographer Heidi Specker’s images of the Black Forest in Germany – but there’s lots to love in her other pieces too. For colours, rich, saturated tones, bold colour-blocking, and that orange no one seems to be able to get enough of are so perfect for FW12; for silhouettes, the waist-cinching belts will flatter many body types, and the below-the-knee skirts and expressive pleating are just right. Add in a few flashes of high-shine gold and the coolest “fanny packs” I’ve ever seen (am I crazy for wanting a fanny pack? I hope not, if it’s one of these) and there we have it – a perfect collection.
Stay dry and warm, everyone – and have a great day!