TOM FW: Toronto Mens Fashion Week

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Black in Style

For a lot of Vancouver women, black is the go-to colour because of it’s’ drama, versatility, and knack for concealment.  Designers have always used this popular hue in their clothing especially for the quintessential “black dress”.  For example, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, and Nicole Miller are big names in the U.S. that have used black in their collection and continue to because frankly, it sells.  However, Vancouver designers are no light weights in the arena.

Jason Matlo is a well-known Vancouver designer who makes ready-to-wear designs.  He is known for his meticulous handiwork and construction which is made here in Canada.  On his website: you can take a look at his Babe collection and channel the inner diva in you in his black mini dresses.  Otherwise you can look at his Autumn 2010 collection which features clothing in noir that can be worn to work as well as transition to after work.

Another local designer is Kim Cathers and her line of clothing called Kdon  You may remember her as a finalist on Project Runway since Vancouver designers were scarce on that show.  She makes what is called “eco clothing” meaning she uses recyclable materials to create her garments.  Her Fall/Winter Collection called “Noir” features dresses, slips, skirts, coats and tops.  One of her designs, a coat called “Night Rider,” is so West Coast with the added hood and her dress “The Spaniard” has impeccable detailing that had to be sewn by a true artist.

A quick mention is Nancy Lord at  In her Fall/Winter 10/11 collection there is a Made to Measure jacket called “Opera” that uses buttons to accentuate the dark quintessential trench coat.  The result is a couture-like piece sure to turn heads at the opera or a walk down Burrard Street.