For fall 2013 designer Laura Siegel took her inspiration from India — in rich tie-dye prints, easy wrapping and bold natural colours. Educated at Parsons in New York City and at London's Central Saint Martins College, the designer known for her ethical practices and motivations, is also famous for her many collaborations with artisans throughout Asia and South America. "I look at clothes as if they were a home for the body," said Siegel, moments after her presentation during World MasterCard Fashion Week. "Comfort is a huge consideration," she said.
For fall 2013, Dixon saluted the modern day power suit. Dixon is a designing powerhouse, a master at delivering an image of a powerful woman even if she's wearing lace, and chunky crystal jewelry. Dixon prides himself on the growth of each collection as it evolves from one season to the next. In his experience, many women respond to the basics of fashion - colour and shape. He has said that if the silhouette is simple and modern, he then has the freedom to explore with more fanciful textiles - such as pretty black lace layered over black and white houndstooth skinny pants or archly feminine details - as seen in dresses that were embellished with tendrils of swirling fabric or a collar of feather shapes standing rigid under the chin.
DUY fall 2013 collection by Duy Nguyen, winner of Mercedes-Benz Startup program, at World Mastercard Fashion Week. Born in Vietnam and raised in Canada, the designer was chosen by the Mercedes Benz Start-Up program to present his couture-inspired collection Tuesday. Nguyen's craftsmanship is spectacular. He is a master with cut and fit. He also proved his ability to think in unexpected ways: a sweatshirt material MagicDress.co.uk evening gowns uk, blue brushed mohair trousers with a deep green leather top. His sharp horizontal knife-pleat dresses and body conscious leather dresses also underscored the designer's knack for precision fit.
Line Knitwear fall 2013 collection at World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto. For next fall they chose the concept of the "gilded city" to guide the collection created for strong, urban women. This collection has a slightly harder edge than in previous seasons, explains Wells.
Sid Neigum fall 2013 collection at World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto. Sid Neigum is known for his interest in fashion concepts of androgyny and Goth. The 24-year-old designer is also known for his aversion to colour which has made him a favoured designer among the city's super cool establishment. For fall 2013 the designer moved to a mellower place — though he says it still combines references to what he calls "optimism in a post-apocalypse world." He grappled with issues of futurism in stylish uniform.