Rudsak, founded in Montreal in 1994, has grown into one of Canada’s leading fashion brands synonymous with quality, craftsmanship and international instinct. The brands’ visionary and creative leader Evik Asatoorian says of his latest collection, “I think of the 70’s as my favourite era, and wanted to bring that groovy time to life through our designs.” He payed homage to the disco era for the fall/winter 2013 lineup in a way that was so modern, cool and wearable. Metallic touches glimmer in the collection, which draw influence from the new age era of pop culture – while remaining faithful to the brand’s “rebel without a cause” DNA.
Chevron…the cool, edgy older sister of stripes. Chevron is nevertheless a little more difficult to rock (especially on the bottom) as the psychedelic pattern can play some tricky games with the eye. This can make the poor wearer look…wider than they are. The straight, high-waisted cut of these (where-to-buy: next page) shorts makes them flattering and versatile.
Last Wednesday, April 17th, emerging Canadian designer Hilary MacMillan made her runway debut to an intimate audience of industry, media, and celebrities at the Glass Factory here in Toronto. Featuring a rich palette of red, camel, black, and cream with gold and copper detailing woven throughout, her Fall/Winter 2013 collection was baroque done right – luxe, classy, and super-wearable.
“I was inspired by the richness of the colours and fabrics in the Middle Ages particularly with royalty in equestrian dressing,” says MacMillan. “I pulled my colour palette from this era particularly the rich reds, and golds seen in uniforms when men gallantly rode in on their horses.”
The brand is also 100% Canadian – MacMillan designs, sources, and manufactures everything within Canada. My favourite look was a toss-up between the baroque print suit below (with some seriously brilliant red shoulder panels) and the metallic print pants/black jacket combo pictured first.
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