Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lark & Hazel F/W 2011

With LG Fashion Week right round the corner, the number of off site presentations have been picking up over the last week. This miserable and wet Wednesday I found my self at the Brill Communications building greeted by the warmest smiles and a strong cup of coffee (THANK YOU!) for the Toronto based label Lark & Hazel F/W collection preview.

The soft-spoken and talented designer Sarah Kelpin’s debut collection is heavy with whimsy and sweet nostalgia. Pieces perfect for the dreamy young woman who collects antique postcards, listens to skipping vinyl records and sips on vanilla fragranced tea.  What initially drew me to the line was the texture and warmth of the individual pieces. So much silk cashmere, twill, organza and buttery soft leathers to make one’s heart melt. The neutral colour palette of camel, off-white and cream is accented with bursts of berries, pinks and deep blues creating depth and multiple coordinating options.

My favourite pieces included a delicious pair of indigo suede paper bag shorts, a crepe back satin silk skirt in the palest of sea foam green and a balloon sleeved silk satin dress featuring the labels signature print. And an honorable mention must go out to the slim fit stretch legging in cream. So soft! DAMN MY TIGHS!

If Klepin is the Lark, then jewelry designer Molly Buckel is her Hazel. The collection is complimented by Buckel’s incredibly detailed hand-made pieces that really set off the clothing, making Lark and Hazel a one stop shop for all the pretty girls with their curls in the clouds.

Once again I would like to thank the Brill Comm for the invite and wish the Lark&Hazel team the best of luck this season. xo

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