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Mackage Debuts Essential Coats for a Canadian Winter

Signature strict cuts from the Canadian label

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Last night, top Canadian model and former FLARE cover girl, Heather Marks opened Mackage’s Fall 2012 show in Toronto’s Distillery District. Along with Montrealer Rick Genest (aka Rico The Zombie), the pair took to the runway in the label’s signature coats for next season.

The Canadian masters of outwear debuted a striking line of strict layers in slick shapes that offer function, style and warmth.

Leather, wool and accents of shearling and fur made up the main materials for the line, all in the range of neutrals. “What’s different this season is that we have red and we never really have pops of colour,” shared Elisa Dahan, one of half of the Mackage label. “Based on our inspiration, the circus, the idea of red just fit perfectly. Especially against black. A lipstick red coat is a statement piece worth investing in.”

With partner Eran Elfassy, the pair selected their favourite piece, and we definitely agree with their pick: “Our favourite would have to be the navy coat which has leather sleeves and a detachable layer. You can keep it on and cover your bum or zip it off and get that cool moto style.”

In terms of beauty everything was kept simple. “It’s all about that cool girl who’s into fashion but perhaps not into that glamour girl beauty,” shared Melissa Gibson, Senior Artist for M.A.C Cosmetics. Smoky, but not racoon, eyes were the focus here and rest of the face was left matte. To further the visage, Gibson added a faux-hallow effect along the cheek bone with a deep eyeshadow, intensifying the overall look. “This girl’s a definite rule breaker, so when it came to beauty, we broke the rules,” said Gibson. From anti-gelled brows to smudged out liner, Gibson ensured there was a lived-in feel to this season’s Mackage girl.

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