Tonight’s show line up did not disappoint. I got to see a show stopping swimwear line, a local menswear designer collection, and two Vancouver designer legends.
First up was local design queen Jacqueline Conoir. Jacqueline’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection had a sense of ease and sophistication. There were three main looks to her Spring line up (sort of three collections within the collection). The first grouping was soft and sexy. Neutral tones like taupe, black, light grey, and white that were used on draped dresses, tunics, and jumpsuits. Flowing cinch waist pants were paired with soft ombre tunics. Draping would be the key word to describe this look.
The second look was tailored and lady like. Boatneck dresses, three quarter sleeve jackets, tweeds, and shawl collars. It is a very “Ladies Who Lunch” sort of look. I can see these pieces paired with pearls and pumps.
The final look was bright, tropical, and screamed Summer at the (exotic) beach. Silk dresses in aqua coloured animal prints, bright floral halter tops, and detailing like fringe, ruffles, and low cut backs.
The second show on the line up was Vancouver menswear designer Valerio Moda. There was a real European vibe to his collection. The models wore black brocade jackets, bow ties, and scarves, paired with flat front dress pants and denim. His stand out pieces were his beautifully tailored leather jackets.
The third show of the night was the show stopper. It was Trinidad swimwear designer Michel Tudour. The only way to describe this collection is, WOW! Neon striped spandex leggings paired with ruffled tulle bikini tops and lots of sequins. I’ve never been to Trinidad, but after this show I really want to go. I feel like the beaches would be full of happy neon colours, bows, and sequined swim caps. Doesn’t this sound magical?
The final show of the evening was none other than Vancouver lingerie designer Patricia Fieldwalker. It was beautiful, elegant, and sexy. She used both rich jewel tones and soft shades of coral, pinks, and blues. The kimono robes and flowy long tunics were my personal faves. I loved the chinoiserie inspired prints and detailing.
You can view more images from each designer after the jump (31 image gallery)