NADA designs embody lust

A model walks the runway at NADA's showing of the Spring/Summer 2010 collection at LG Fashion Week...

A model walks the runway at NADA's showing of the Spring/Summer 2010 collection at LG Fashion Week on October 22, 2009 in Toronto. (Sun Media/Ernest Doroszuk)

Liza Sardi and Anita Sharma, Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:32 AM ET

Gothic glam hit the runway at LG Fashion Week courtesy of Nada Shepherd.

The Toronto-based designer showed a stunning spring-summer 2010 collection full of drama.

"This collection was all about the infatuation a woman feels when she meets someone new," said Shepherd.

She succeeded in translating that lust to the audience's oohs and aahs as one decadent piece after another dazzled the runway.

While leather seemed a favourite with many designers, Shepherd went a new direction.

Layers of lace dripped over shoulders, down bodices and trickled down the legs. So much so that a piece littered the runway during the show.

The statement outfit of the night -- and there were a few in the running -- was a multi-layered gown that featured everything from sharp padded black satin shoulders, embroidered lacy bodice with appliques, and a full gathered tulle and organza skirt.

Shepherd said the dress was going to feature leather, but she changed her mind -- and the audience was clearly impressed.

"It was a work in progress, it started somewhere and ended somewhere else," she admitted.

Shepherd's attention to detail didn't stop at the dresses. She handmade many of her own leggings including a blue lacy pair.

"It was beyond amazing," said one blogger from Montreal.


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