Toronto Fashion Week: Ashtiani by Golnaz Ashtiani Fall 2013
The show notes explain that the Ashtiani by Golnaz Ashtiani fall collection is about "modern silhouettes with dynamic layering and historical influences." We’ve had our eye on this label for a while, and this season streamlined and sporty silhouettes are once again re-imagined by this talented young designer in a multitude of (slightly more formal) textures and hues.
More challenging cuts such as a bicycle short jumpsuit are balanced out with simpler shift dresses (with sheer panels!) within the collection, which we appreciate. A variety of textiles such as mohair, pleated silk and patent leather are skillfully combined in each garment to create interest and add depth. Our must have pieces? The structured sweatshirts with luxurious contrast panels and the tailored, colourblock cape in burgundy.