So you couldn’t make it to New York Fashion Week this month. Pfft! Who needs the glass and glamour of the Big Apple when you have Western Canada Fashion Week on your doorstep? Ok, so maybe they’re not quite the same – let’s face it, even Toronto Fashion Week struggles to hold a candle to NY – but that’s not to say there won’t be some fabulous finds in Edmonton this season.
Kicking off on September 19, WCFW began its fashionable antics with an MC College showcase of talented graduate work. September 20 will then see a crammed schedule of shows that will include the Emerging Designers Competition, Le Monster Clothing and Heather Bouchier. You can check out the full roster here, but I think what many people are most looking forward to is the LUXX Ready to Wear catwalk that will take place on September 25.
You see, Edmonton’s Derek Jagodzinsky of LUXX is said to be debuting an exciting new native-inspired collection that’s generating many a blogger’s buzz. The designer drew approving nods last season for his line of seemingly simple day dresses with twists of panelling and backless capes, crafted in watery ombre shades of patterned silk. Asymmetrical hems and gathered skirts were plenty as Jagodzinsky concentrated on movement and soft silhouettes.
For those not so familiar with the LUXX brand, the ready-to-wear label is an Edmonton based company that designs and is hand produced solely in Alberta with small quantity runs. It’s a heritage company owned by Jagodzinsky (a University of Alberta graduate) and rooted in producing sophisticated, sleek, polished clothing for the modern woman of today.
Now gearing up for Spring 2014, Jagodzinsky posted a teasing snap to his Facebook page with the accompanying text, “This season I am doing a Native inspired collection with the four directions colors in a Modern way, so excited for it and show at Western Canada Fashion Week September 25th.” That has certainly pique my interest; how about yours?
Images via LUXX/WCFW