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Line’s knitwear is all we need on the final night of LG Fashion Week

Line’s knitwear is all we need on the final night of LG Fashion Week

Friday night’s finale had two successes: we were seated on time, and Line, a knitwear collection designed by John Muscat and Jennifer Wells. The show marked the last time—at least for a while—we’d go to Heritage Court, sustain ourselves on swag Dasani and air kiss people who’d instantly forget our names. Sadly, all boldfacers had whisked themselves away to Buca or The Drake; the only notable person in attendance was Samuel L Jackson, and even he only stayed for the Klaxon Howl show. Seeing Line’s finale helped us reflect on what is possible in Canadian fashion, because Wells and Muscat not only craft beautiful knitwear, they make us want to wear only that. See the full collection after the jump.

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Line added fur to their typical knit collection, but it was the crocheted dresses mixed with blocks of velvet panels that really caught our eye. The dress alone would be a statement, but in another iteration, it was belted, creating an unflattering shape on a model-skinny body. Line redeemed the one misstep in styling with a cropped Aran-like sweater, an oversized cable knit sweater (perfect for a camping trip), loop knits, patchwork detailing and a top with a loosely woven back. After the show, another line formed for a repeat performance of the collection, only this time for consumers. We spotted the King West crowd, and groups of girls living out their Whitney Port The City dreams. Oh, fashion.

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