Fashion

Master Craft

Chic springs eternal with Canada’s leading designers


Master Craft
Chic springs eternal with Canada’s leading designers

Andy Thê-Anh and Greta Constantine


 
Andy Thê-Anh and Greta Constantine

Looking fabulous is easy with evening wear maestros Andy Thê-Anh and Greta Constantine.
(Left) Silk dress, Andy Thê-Anh. Bracelets, Dean Davidson and Lanvin (seen on both), Holt Renfrew; shoes, Christian Louboutin. (Right) Polyester blend dress, Greta Constantine. Necklaces, Tom Binns.

 

Elyse Saunders


 
Elyse Saunders

Model Watch: Elyse Saunders
Now that she’s made her mark on Canada’s top catwalks and designer campaigns, this 20-year-old is taking New York City by storm. Saunders has appeared in American magazines, and labels such as Miss Sixty and Erin Fetherston have tapped her for their Fashion Week shows. She’s also a FLARE favourite: the Oakville, Ont., stunner has graced our fashion pages since 2007.

Pleats and ruffles have a sci-fi heroine moment with Mikhael Kale’s edgy innovation.
Silk dress, $680, and plastic pant, $570, Mikhael Kale. Necklace, Tom Binns; bracelet, Rita Tesolin; shoes, Pour La Victoire.

Denis Gagnon


 
Denis Gagnon

Denis Gagnon continues to push the envelope by adding shocking fuchsia and electric red to his signature palette of black and white.
(Left) Cotton jersey dress (on both), $700 each, Denis Gagnon. Earrings, Erickson Beamon for Zac Posen, Holt Renfrew; Necklace, Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection; bracelets, Only Accessories. (Right) Earrings, 0108 by Anthony nak, Holt Renfrew; necklace, By Malene Birger; ring, Rita Tesolin.

Lida Baday


 
Lida Baday

Lida Baday’s sophisticated wear-everywhere look goes glam with a shot of sparkle.
Linen jacket, $825, Lida Baday. Silk twill dress, $360, Mercy. Earrings, Rita D.; necklace, Andy Thê-Anh.
FLARE BEAUTY define rosy lips and keep a pillowy effect with Lise Watier waterproof lip crayon in soft pink, $15.

Kate Somers


 
Kate Somers

Model Watch: Kate Somers
This Toronto native ruled the Spring ’09 catwalk, walking the hottest runways, including Louis Vuitton and Lanvin. With her star on the rise, the 16-year-old student is devoted to raising funds for the charity Free the Children. Somers founded the Brick by Brick campaign to help build a school in Kenya and, this summer, will serve as its youth ambassador.

Graphic monochromatic shapes rule supreme for Rad Hourani. Silk vest, $850, leather top, $900, and leather pant, all Rad Hourani. Necklace, By Malene Birger; bracelet, Tom Binns.

Lucian Matis and Morales


 
Lucian Matis and Morales

Canada’s neo-romantics Lucian Matis and Morales pair perfectly for a fairy tale of silk and tulle.
(Left) Silk dress, $595, Lucian Matis. Headpiece (on both), Morales; necklace, By Malene Birger; bracelet, Tom Binns; shoes, Valentino, Davids. (Right) Nylon tulle dress; bracelet, Lanvin, Holt Renfrew; shoes, Pour La Victoire.

Hair, Justin German, Shagg Salon; makeup, Simone Otis, both www.artistgrouplimited.com; text, Elisa Kosonen.

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“Master Craft” has been edited for FLARE.com; the complete story and where to buy appears in the April 2009 issue of FLARE.

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