Fashion

Toronto Fashion Week: Lucian Matis Spring 2012

A lineup of flirtatious frocks in evocative textures for spring

Lucian Matis Spring '12

Photo by Ryan Francoz

Lucian Matis Spring '12

Photo by Ryan Francoz

Lucian Matis Spring '12

Photo by Ryan Francoz

Lucian Matis Spring '12

Photo by Ryan Francoz

Lucian Matis Spring '12

Photo by Ryan Francoz

At Lucian Matis, flirtatious frocks in evocative textures swept down the runway. Generous layers featured raw-edging, further emphasized by abbreviated hemlines. The embellishment-loving designer’s play of mixed-materials was equal parts glam rock queen (think brushed-metal studs) and radiant romantic (voluminous shapes); both major style statements no matter which way your sensibility leans. The ornate woven looks were arguably the most standout exits with their cleverly cross-hatched ribbons in scorching orange and vivid purple. But before it all got a little too rich, Matis’ lush colour palette found a balance with body-hugging foundation pieces in solid skin tones and transparent skirts.

Click to see all the looks from Lucian Matis’ Spring 2012 collection.