Jeremy Laing’s fall 2010 show a hit in New York
Last Friday, as some patriotic Canadians got their kicks watching the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics, Toronto designer Jeremy Laing got his by presenting a wildly well-received fall collection in New York. Laing experimented with the fur trend this season, sewing pelts (all sustainably hunted) into rows to increase movement. The pieces worked; editors at Vogue lusted after the pieces, and The Cut liked his “lightweight toppers” of beaver, raccoon and muskrat fur.
Of the furry items, Laing noted they incorporated “northern elements, but presented in a refined way. It’s not about trapper style.” His knitwear—chunky oversized pieces with three-dimensional detailing—scored, too. Style.com writer Romney Leader wrote that it was savvy of Laing to focus on texture and surface. We’re hoping for more gold in Vancouver, but it’s good to know one of Toronto’s own has already won in New York.
• Show off your fuzz [The Cut]