Fashion

Vawk Offers Double The Drama At Toronto Fashion Week

Strict tailoring and high drama by Sunny Fong for Vawk and Vawkkin

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Fan favourite Sunny Fong presented two collections on the runway: Vawkkin, his diffusion label, and Vawk, his signature ready-to-wear line. This season, Fong showed his strength in tailoring offering up a full range of basic black and white separates fit for the Vawkkin (aka working) woman. Skirts, dresses, blazers and more were paired up with boyish flats, and a colourful foulard for some. While the little black somethings were guaranteed favourites, Fong’s offering of whites were tough to take in as they dared to bare with a touch too much transparency–leaving us irked in our seats.

Next up, Vawk’s eye-catching muse leaped off the screen, following a short black and white fashion film, hitting the runway hard in a skin baring deep V number with lace-print detail and thigh high shorts–a refreshing change from the workwear basics before. The little black dress received a leather upgrade while the blazer gained length with a deep front cut, plus a resort-ready paradise print (a la Givenchy) was glossed on a seasonally appropriate swimsuit.

Unlike past seasons, Fong’s latest collection felt like mini capsules with bite size ideas. A red moment here, black dominatrix there and his Queen in plum to close. Speaking of Queen, the designer collaborated with accessories star Niki and Lola to create custom headpieces and jewellery for the show. Standouts included a crown with bow and ribbon detail in gold, a wreath with ruby insets and a Madonna-inspired sharp metal cone bra that nodded to Jean Paul Gaultier’s original creation for Madge in the ’90s.

See Sunny Fong’s Spring 2013 offering for Vawkkin and Vawk.

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