Fashion

TORONTO FASHION WEEK: ANDY THE ANH

Andy The Anh's uber-luxe woman

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

Returning to the runway after last’s season’s standing room presentation, Andy The Anh brought out a cotillion of strong day-to-evening looks perfect for jet-hoppers.  This point was punctuated by the Rimowa luggage-toting gentlemen who accompanied The Anh’s high-maintenance lady.  Dressed in belted brushed fleece car coat, she cut a refined line.  Extreme bobby-pin chignons and smokey panda lids furthered her haute air.  Broad room-to-cocktail numbers are the designers speciality.  This season he offered multiple varieties, most with a crisp ruffle detail.  A waistcoat-style dress looked perfect for layering, its appeal seasonless.  The sweetheart neckline on a bustier gown offered a hit of va-va.  Doubly vixenish, a black draped floor length style with a plunging dip.  Just when the lineup felt a touch too black-on-black, a photographic print pleated skirt and mini-dress, delectably tiered, came prancing out.  Cargo-pocketed gowns played up the soundtrack, Sade’s Soldier.  Disciplined onyx embellishment was neatly arranged in rows on skirts and sheaths.  Speaking of rows, sitting front row, an adorable elderly woman dropped her head in and out of sleep.  Was it only Wednesday?  Awaking her at once, washed-out camouflage-print silk gowns were alluring and just right for modern-day Private Benjamin’s, while a cocoa and khaki swinging mini was a softened take on the military trend.