Thursday, October 20, 2011
LGFW DAY 2:MY GIRL MICHI FASHION MANIC
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2011 3PM
The Michi Show was one of my favourites: Maybe because my Designer is a sister from the Islands just like me. Native Calgerian however a true Jamaican at heart, has shown her love for dance, comfort and flexibility in her own line MICHI.
Before launching MICHI, Michelle Watson designed for some of the world’s most reputable brands such as Donna Karan, Kate Spade and most recently, the luxury high performance athletic line, RLX Ralph Lauren. Michelle holds a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York City, as well as an Honors Business Degree from The University of Western Ontario.
THE SUPERMODEL SHOT TO OPEN THE SHOW.....
Although MICHI is a brand out of New York, Michelle does all her manufacturing and creating right here in Toronto. This season she debuted her collection at LGFW S/S 2012 In the Studio where the Runway is just big enough for models to run a muck.
High Fashion Supermodel days inspired this collection. George Michael and Naomi Campbell where icons and Kate Moss and Tyra Banks were making their marks. It was about show, and lines, and sex. It was about loving every curve, every strand of hair on your head and reapplying lipstick even when you didn't need to because you never know when the cameras will snap a shot.
TOP GIRL: Dani from Sutherlands stomping it out at MICHI
The girls were fierce, and with only 9 girls on rotation, the backstage was insane: Quick changes, arm bands, leg warmers and stilettos flying everywhere.... it was endless sprinting only to come out and shine like we have been dressed for hours.
TOP GIRL: Cassandra from ELMER OLSEN MODELS blowing a kiss
This show had spice, it had beauty and it had old school runway charm. It even had models throwing off wigs from what I hear. LOL! (Embarassed face) And chairwoman of FDCC Robin Kay was there to catch it and all the action. Interactive shows are hard to come by these days.
TOP GIRL: Runwayrenee throwing off my wig into the audience and Ms. Robin Kay caught it without leaving her seat.