McQ jacket, T by Alexander Wang t-shirt, Blank NYC skinny jeans, Barbara Bui Python booties, Alexander McQueen skull demanta leather clutch
Since this was my first time attending LG Fashion Week (I know, hard to believe!), I decided to watch one show to test out the waters. Which designer did I pick? VAWK by Sunny Fong, of course. Why did I pick VAWK? I picked VAWK since I loved the cropped leather jacket that I saw at The Room @ The Bay, and I admired Sunny Fong for being such a successful designer after winning Project Runway Canada season two. I just knew I had to see his show and meet him!
I went with my partner in crime, C who was able to book her day off work to go with me (you're the best! *muah*). Honestly, she couldn't stop laughing at me due to my extreme excitement going to this event (who wouldn't be?). Well, on to the journey...
C and I walked through the main doors and received our wristbands for the show. We arrived an hour early, so it was perfect timing to roam around and check out the venue. It was huge, and absolutely gorgeous. We took pictures, of course:
The show began 30 min later than its 9:30 time slot, but the anticipation was very high. Sunny Fong certainly did not disappoint once the first look came out. Here were some of the looks of VAWK's F/W 2011 collection (please excuse the blurriness of the pics, my digital Canon is rather outdated):
Seriously, I wanted everything in that collection! I have my eye on that turquoise trench coat! Most notable trends I saw? Tailored dress pants, leather shirts, sheer fabrics, fur trimmed trench coats, POP colour as well as animal prints which is a hot Spring/Summer trend, accessories-wise right now. Oh, I'm drooling with lust already! I really loved how Sunny Fong stayed with his Canadian roots by having a diverse set of models; whether it be plus size models, senior models (yes, there was a 60-something year old model on that runway, and I must say she was HOT!), models of different ethnicities, you name it! Hair and make-up were also stunning-the makeup was very natural with a POP of colour on the eyelids, and the hair was a simple pony tail with a side braid along the hair line. Everything was very well executed, and I cannot wait to see VAWK's offerings next season! I am officially hooked!
After the show, C and I went backstage for a quick meet-and-greet with Sunny Fong. I bumped into fellow Torontonian blogger (whom I follow consistently) S from The Backseat Stylers. She looked lovely as per usual. I adored her Alexander McQueen winged booties. They are to die for!
I would like to give a very special thanks to the following people for a very memorable night: C, who is my partner in crime for all things fashion; Faulhaber PR, for coordinating my meet-and-greet with Sunny Fong; and Sunny Fong himself who took the time to answer my questions. It was lovely meeting you!
That's it for now folks-will post my interview with Sunny Fong soontimes! I have much studying to do for the upcoming week...yikes!