Lark & Hazel Fall/Winter 2011 Collection
March 8, 2011 Leave a comment
LG Toronto Fashion Week by L’Oréal hasn’t officially begun yet, but many of Toronto’s off-site presentations and fashion shows are showing over the next few days. Seeing as this is a men’s style blog, unless there is something out there that really catches my eye, I don’t normally cover much in the way of women’s fashion. Today happened to be one of those occasions, as I was one of the first to preview Toronto-based Lark & Hazel’s inaugural collection.
For FW11, Lark & Hazel’s designer Sarah Kelpin has drawn inspiration from whimsical bits of nostalgia found in the decorative motifs of postcards and scrapbooks. The elaborate custom Lark & Hazel prints depict a harmonious mix of ink blots, postage stamp songbirds, and decorative paper detailing. Creams, off-whites, and camels make up most of the collection, with bursts of reds, deep blues, and soft pinks in some of their bolder pieces.
Some of my personal favourites include the red and blue silk chiffon dresses (shown below), the silk and silk twill organza printed tops, the high-rise wool/cashmere blend paper bag pants and shorts, the cream knit baby alpaca shrug, pink cashmere leggings (so cool), and the cream leather evening gown. The collection is complimented by some imaginative styling, a beautiful lookbook, and the exquisitely detailed hand-made accessories of Molly Buckle.
You can visit Lark & Hazel at www.larkandhazel.com. For presentation photos please visit the It’s All Style To Me Facebook Page. Best of luck to Nazmul Bhuiyan and his creative team. Great work guys, hope to see your pieces in stores throughout Canada this September!