Simple with purpose at Label
A model shows off designs from Label's spring/summer 2012 collection at LG Fashion Week in Toronto, October 19, 2011. (Kate Kennedy/QMI Agency)
The show: LABEL
The designers: Shawna Robinson and Natalie Sydoruk.
The tagline: The deep unknown.
The translation of the tagline: Lightweight jerseys in muted colours cut sharply across the body - what we imagine haughty vampires would wear to the Cape.
The groove: Kavinsky's "Nightcall," which was featured recently on the "Drive" soundtrack, added a dark ambiance with heavy beats under a guttural voice.
The show stopper: The casual collection didn't lend to standout pieces, but one maxi dress with a sheer scoop neckline that folded over the bodice is an elegant option for cottage cocktails.
The iffy factor: A silky black jumper - think overalls with shorts rolled up-to-there - was one piece in a fairly subdued line that was more about style than everyday wearability.
The shopping: Stocked in stores in Ontario and New York, check seenolabel.com for details.
Label showcased long skirts and micro minis (there have been few hemlines in-between this week) along with another 1990s trend that's back: the cropped top, which was belly-friendly over a lavender maxi dress.
The minimal marine-inspired palette was accented by an abstract brushstroke print of teal, chestnut and white in a long-sleeved, scoop-neck mini dress with bell cuffs.
Shoulder cutouts were sharp and square and added edge to a girlish blush pink dress.
The favourite piece: An iris purple ballerina skirt with a satin waistband was gorgeous and ladylike, despite being fully sheer, and looked ready for a proper twirl.
The beauty: It looked as though models had emerged from the ocean and dried their locks naturally while laying on the rocks - hair was long with loose waves at the end and makeup was minimal, with shell coloured iridescent eyes and pale lips.
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