After spending two years as a designer for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Elizabeth and James brand, Canadian-born Tanya Taylor brings us easy, breezy 1960s-inspired A-line maxi dresses, and circle skirts with headscarves—the kind Rosie the Riveter would wear to Sunday brunch with the girls. She opened has the first of two during The Shows, a pre-Toronto Fashion Week runway presentation held at Andrew Richard Design’s venue space in Toronto.
Velvet may have been on fashion’s runway radar during Fall 2009 fashion week shows, now (finally) Ralph Lauren’s oh-so-seasonal fabric pick can be rightfully donned to your next Holiday mixer in real time!
Lauren himself hasn’t been shy about his crush on the textile: the designer has shown velvet almost consecutively in his previous collections, namely Fall 2006 and 2008, thankyouverymuch. We should listen to Ralph Lauren, fashion’s All-American granddaddy. Maybe he’s trying to tell us something?
I love rummaging through vintage shops, Value Village and my mother’s closet castoffs for velvety skirts, vests and trousers (!) And finding items made with silk wefts (the highest premium) is even more of a cause for celebration. Worried about maintenance? Make fast friends with your local dry cleaner and you should be able to wear it for seasons to come. Plus, it’s perfect for Holiday socializing: the soft, touchable textile is more than an ice-breaker (well, more like a fire-starter).
Hurry up and throw on a velvet little number and get a little closer to your Yuletide sweetheart–mistletoe or no mistletoe.
It’s a fashion no-brainer!
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Here’s another lusty look at some of the best and biggest stilettos to grace the world’s top catwalks. Christian Dior, Viktor & Rolf, Alexander Wang and so many fabulous ones in between.
For ELLECanada.com, I take a walk in some of the best statement shoes of the season.