Toronto Fashion Week: slouchy knits and tie-dye dresses at Laura Siegel Fall 2014
Laura Siegel worked with Kenyan artists to create rich textiles, which she translated into edgy boho-chic designs suited to everyday wear.
Though not as celeb-packed as some other, later shows (Elisha Cuthbert, for instance, showed up at Vawk and mayoral candidate John Tory made an appearance at David Dixon), Siegel’s six-o’clock spot saw the Beckerman sisters sitting front row, along with Holt Renfrew’s Alexandra Weston.
This isn’t Siegel’s first time working with artisans from around the globe. As in seasons past, Siegel’s manipulation of textiles—through hand-painting, embroidery and tie-dye—was the focus of the show. Our favourite fabric, a tie-dyed olive green, showed up on slim-fitting pants and side-slit dresses that knotted in front, reminding us of the 90s plaid-shirt-around-the-waist fad. Slouchy coats, earthy knits and floppy, wide-brimmed hats rounded out the collection.
With leather sleeves and a cool nubbly texture, this over-sized wool coat looked both warm and stylish. We also loved the brown open-weave sweaters with asymmetrical hemlines.