A lot of mesh panelling, sexy cut-out swimsuits and flowing full-bodied skirts at Vawk’s spring/summer 2012 runway
Sunny Fong brought his Vawk collection to Toronto Fashion Week after showing for many seasons at the AGO, closing yesterday’s festivities. This season’s theme, Insectica, had models sporting long, fluttery eyelashes and maxi dresses with prints that resembled monarch butterflies, and although outfits were dubbed “beetle dress” and “moth tank,” we didn’t see much else that related to the theme. Gold was everywhere—we spotted it on laser-cut leather details adorning black dresses and as an accent to greyish-blue mini dresses. We loved Fong’s full-bodied pleated skirts (one was so long that a model almost took a tumble on the catwalk), a white overcoat with gold buttons and tails and sexy one-piece bathing suits with cut-outs. Find out what went wrong and check out a fully gallery of Sunny Fong’s spring/summer 2012 collection after the jump.
There were a few missteps: sheer mesh panels on the backs and sides of dresses that didn’t fit properly, making the slim models look like they had love handles; a slit cut so high in a grey dress that we were able to catch a glimpse of the model’s underwear; and gaucho pants that looked a little matronly. As in seasons past, Fong made use of “real” models, including one older woman (a real estate agent, we hear), who received hoots and hollers for her turn on the catwalk, and several women bigger than a size zero. But as much as we love a diverse cast of models, we didn’t think this was Fong’s strongest season (we much preferred last spring and winter). And proving that his closing walks must be cursed, a model again tripped (like one did last season during the closing walk), and he again caught her gracefully—if Sunny ever decides to quit fashion, he might just have a promising career in ballet.