LG Fashion Week – Thursday: Coccolily Debuts and Others

Cynthia Cheng

Coccolily, a Montreal-based clothing line by Naana Tennachie Yankey, made its debut at LG Fashion Week today.  The Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection, called “A Modern Day Royal” is inspired by the era of Marie Antoinette and all the extravagance that came along with that period of time.  Frilly and feminine, these pieces should please many.  However, one or two seem to give off the vibe of lingerie.

Brandon R. Dwyer’s Basch by Brandon was as collection of dresses filled with lovely, dark burgundies (with a splattering of light blues and greys), unlike many of the collections this season, which focused on blacks and creams.  Likes: the office friendly knit dresses and soft flowy silks.  Dislikes:  Stripes!

Lucian Matis.  What can I say?  Again, it was a welcome change from previous days’ collections.  Even more colourful than Basch, this collection is filled with golds, blacks and silvery-greys.  Most of the pieces are definitely works of wearable art – and much more “wearable” than other designers who seem to be know more for art and presentation than clothes that are actually functionable.  Other pieces, especially those in the latter part of the show, had a bit of a period reminder, reminicent of the Gibson Girl from the early twentieth century.

Other shows today included Rudsak, Comrags and David Dixon/David Dixon for Barbie.