Josh Cawston, winner of LomoPresspass to the Toronto Arts & Fashion Week show us the final day & closing of an amazing week. Josh is a 22 year old fashion and business shooting analogue for the first time! With all the buzz about the royal wedding there were a few royal wedding inspired shows even more interesting than Kate Middleton. Check out Designer Mitra’s collection and more shots from the show.
With the final day of Alternative Fashion Week here it’s a bittersweet experience, as a fashion student it’s sad to see the weeks events come to a close but at the same time the entire week has been a great experience for the city and for it’s local artists and designers, as well the fashion and art loving community. With all the buzz about the royal wedding there were a few royal wedding inspired shows, although I feel they were much more interesting than Kate Middleton. Designer Mitra’s collection followed the traditional “white wedding dress” theme while adding that “out there” fashion touch that we all know and love throwing in a chastity belt and even knee pads with one of the outfits. Imago as well did their own little spin on the royal wedding, with a ball gag in the “duchesses” mouth and two female guards in full body paint at the end of the catwalk, it was a surreal experience I was glad to be apart of.
Aside from the different takes on the royal wedding, the collections featured by the other designers all followed their own unique execution and style. Two perfect examples of this would be the collections from Wallace Playford and Sharon Toxic of Toxic Vision. Playford’s collection can only describe in one word “fun”, mixing bright colours and little bit of a vintage pinup style together to create a great show with his models doing classic pin-up style poses on a chair at the runways end. Sharon on the other hand is a woman after my own heart, she is all about the metal and it’s hard not to see the influence in all of her pieces. With her models adorned in leather and studs with Baphomet styled headpieces, her collection was a true representation of what this talented designer is all about and was the show I had been looking forward to the entire week as I always do with her collections. All of her designs can be found and purchased on her etsy page, but as soon as she puts up a new one of a kind piece they do not stay for long as they are usually snatched up sometimes instantly (http://www.etsy.com/shop/toxicvision)
Josh Cawston is a 22 year old (going on 23) Fashion Business student at Seneca College working towards creating a strong writing portfolio to hopefully one day be able to combine the two things he loves, writing and fashion.