The last night of fashion week is always an energetic one! This season we were lucky to have The Helm and Coup present lines carried in their boutiques, as well as collections from Emogene Couture and Isabela Milan.
It’s clear why Isabela Milan does bridal. She consistently shows gowns with perfectly placed sequining and beading, and her use of lace is always balanced and precise. This year, the gowns she showed on the runway included a mix of classic lines, as well as a few full skirted gowns. A standout was her final gown, which featured an enormous skirt of tulle that floated around the model.
The Helm, a newer men’s boutique located on 104th street, followed the bridal collection with a showing of some looks from Ralph Lauren Black Label. The looks shown were a nice balance between casual and suiting, and were very classic but well designed and styled.
Coup boutique, also on 104th street, showed a collection from one of the lines they have recently begun carrying, 10 Crosby Derek Lam. The collection was very quirky and trendy, perfect for a young career woman on her day off. Highlights included a two-tone denim shirtdress and flowy black and white polkadot silk pants.
Corneliani Menswear was presented by The Helm, and was a stunning collection. I enjoyed the use of delicate prints, including a subdued floral and a lovely tweed. As well, the styling was very well done, with excellent layering and use of woolen scarves. Nothing was fussy or over the top, and was easily my favourite show of the evening.
The last show of the evening was a fun, flirty collection from Emogene Couture. Emogene specializes in retro inspired dresses, and this season was no different. The collection alternated between tighter sheath style dresses and full crinoline skirts. Colours were relatively muted, and there was an emphasis on extensive appliques and ruffles. The collection was adorable and very feminine, and was a fun note to end the week on.