LGFW: Golnaz Ashtiani & Caitlin Power

Long overdue is this last post on the final two shows I saw presented at LG Fashion Week - those from Golnaz Ashtiani and Caitlin Power. I wasn't initially going to see these two, but the lovely Nikkita from Queen West Style and I got to chatting and it turned out she had a plus one but her husband who had meant to come with her was unexpectedly called into work so she offered me what would have been his ticket. Since I had a couple of hours to kill before my train, I gladly accepted and was excited to see what to previously unknown-to-me designers would present.

First up out of the double-header of shows was from Golnaz Ashtiani. Citing Roman Holiday as inspiration for the collection as a whole, there was a soft colour palette (soft purple, lime, grey-blue, cream ) as well as some colour blocking (I loved the blazer with peach lapels and cuffs), lots of pleated details and some seriously pretty draped dresses.

I could very easily picture myself happily wearing many of the pieces that walked the runway. A very feminine and well tailored collection of separates definitely cemented Ms. Ashtiani in my mind as a designer to watch.  You can see the rest of my photos of the collection on the Lot 65 fb page, as well as some better ones via Fashion mag (well worth a look!).

The second show featured an LGFW debut for  Caitlin Power, an up-and-coming designer based out of Toronto, although I believe she is originally from Alberta (Calgary, confirms Ashley). In any case, based on her list of sci-fi inspirations including Blade Runner and Star Trek, I was definitely intrigued as to what sorts of garments would stroll the runway.

I can honestly say I was extremely impressed at the quality of the tailoring, and the futuristic but totally wearable aesthetic. She had a number of blouses that I absolutely adored, my favourite being the one pictured above - the orange detailing? Genius. I loved it, and I certainly wasn't the only one who did - I think it was particular favourite of many. In addition to some seriously fantastic separates, there were some sexy dresses and a jumpsuit that I (who generally avoid one-pieces at all costs) actually liked. I have to say, overall, that this was an excellent first showing at LG Fashion week for Caitlin Power.

Check out more photos of Caitlin Power's collection on the Lot 65 fb page, or also here via Fashion mag.

Getting to see two extra shows (thanks again Nikkita!) was a fabulous way to close of my second day in Toronto, and these two will definitely be on my must-see list if they show in Toronto next season.



Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

Great post. Caitlin Power is from Calgary, Alberta :) My favourite piece is that blouse with the orange detailing too.

Chelsea said...

I'm loving the colour palettes!

noone said...

interesting color combinations! I love the orange details in these outfit!

Kitt said...

Wow. I really love the colours and lines in the Ashtiani collection.

Bonnie said...

It isn't weird to want everything, is it?? Because these pieces are gorgeous.

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Allison said...

crisp.. clean.. lines... I am starting to drool!

Which is why I need to not wear crisp white things haha.

Unknown said...

You lucky duck that you got to see LG fashion week! I love the coral detailing-one of my favourite colours for the cold months!

rebecca said...

love the bright pops of orange.

Bri said...

What luck! Loving these looks, different but interestingly so!

Unknown said...

Lovely! I love tailored and futuristic clothing.

Emmett Katherine said...

Her pieces do look futuristic, but very modern & wearable at the same time. 2 extra shows is a nice surprise!!

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