Nada’s 3-D fashion show premieres at Scotiabank Theatre

Nada’s 3-D fashion show premieres at Scotiabank Theatre

An image from Nada's fall look book  

This season, Nada Shepherd, eponymous designer of the Toronto-based womenswear line Nada, skipped the fashion week brouhaha and instead presented a seven-minute 3-D fashion film. Shown to a packed house at the Scotiabank Theatre, the show could be described as Kill Bill meets Street Fighter in a post-apocalyptic world. With 3-D glasses (in black plastic Wayfarer style, natch), viewers watched a “Fembot” choose an outfit, background setting and weapon (claws, katanas or lead pipes), and face off against another female antagonist. The production values are of the kind typically reserved for Hollywood blockbusters—wire work, wind machines and green screens—though Shepherd did quell rumours that the film cost $2 million: “It was less than that.”

While a bit gimmicky, the 3-D film was cool and a refreshing way to see clothes, but the film gives an entirely too brief glimpse of the pieces. This season, Nada used such interesting materials as metallic python, a snake-patterned chiffon and reptilian print–embossed leather, so it would have been nice to get a closer look at the handiwork.

For viewers who saved their 3-D glasses from Avatar; the movie is available on-line at nada3d.com.