Photos by George Pimentel courtesy of WireImage
I arrived early for my first day at LG Fashion Week at Exhibition Place. An odd location at first became appealing once I unexpectedly found comfort in the nearby Riding Academy at the Horse Palace. Slightly intimidated by fashion’s five-pm fiercest, I headed to the horse-friendly building to embrace my true inner Sagittarius. There is nothing more fashionable than the equestrian lifestyle, after all. From one pony-riding fantasy land to the next Gagnon-adorning one, there was only one thing missing: free pizza. Instead, the promotional Kellogg’s cereal bars that tasted like Pop Tarts would be my dinner.
There is no other collection at LG Fashion Week that describes my adolescent sense of fashion than the collection of designer sisters Chloe Comme Parris. It was all so dark, high school goth with a laid back, effortless feel; the opposite of everything about adolescence, yet still remaining true to the spirit of quiet rebellion. The black draping, the leather, and the triple-buckle backpacks felt subcultural, emerging from a nostalgic underground. Silver wind-chime charms hung across black knit sweaters and jingle-jangled across the runway beneath the music in an almost, dare I say, 90s Pagan fashion. Chloe Comme Parris is endearing; the factory that manufactures the sisters’ line is as local as it gets at Queen and Ossington. Black isn’t the only thing that sells; so does sustainability. Despite the “witchy vibes”, this collection is truly wearable for a wide variety of women.
~ Erin Pehlivan