CFW 2014: Princess Leia Style Swimwear for Yiannis Koveos

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Canadian designer Yiannis Koveos explored the female body for his “Yannis K Couture” collection of swimwear. Using a hard form shell to cover the breast and bottoms, the collection evoked Princess Leila in Return of the Jedi. Likely uncomfortable and awkwardly tailored, the swimwear may be best left to the professionals in the film industry.

CFW 2014: Emerging Designer of the Year Yvonne Jewnell

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American designer Yvonne Jewnell is only seventeen but has lofty design goals and while her collection of drop waisted pants and asymmetrical shirt dresses was not particularly our cup of tea it grained her the award fro CFW 2014 “emerging designer of the year”. The young designer used an eclectic collection of painted prints and… Read more »

CFW 2014: Jewel Tones and Pants Suits for Joris Hendrik

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Designer Joris Hendrik from Belize showed her collection of mature womenswear at Saturday’s event, focusing on jewel tones in conservative forms and simple silhouettes. While pants suits and floor length dresses made up the girth of the collection, we her preferred designs that had a little more leg play, such as a bright pink shift… Read more »

CFW 2014: Afrocentric Bohemia from British Designer Alicia Mullings

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One of our favourite collections from CFW weekend came from British designer Alicia Mullings who’s afrocentric mens and womenswear utilized imagery of the Jamaican intellectual Marcus Garvey, Ethiopian queens and black superhero personas. ┬áThe collection’s theme was creatively orchestrated using two-piece dress sets in midi-lengths, wide-mouthed pants and skirts with brimmed hats, men’s tunics and… Read more »