Mikhael Kale’s Fall 2014 show opened World MasterCard Fashion Week last night in Toronto, marking the designer’s first time showing on the official fashion week schedule. Film of a twisting nude female torso began the show, foreshadowing the nearly nude sheer organza to be featured later on in the designer’s latest edgy yet feminine collection.
Beginning with a series of stud-embellished cashmere and tweed pieces, the show moved into vibrant territory with shades of pink and green continuing throughout. Kale was inspired by dinner napkins, which he translated by folding organza and incorporating arty smudges to mimic stains. Creating the prints through a series of fabric manipulations, Kale’s incorporation of painterly prints echoes the same trend seen on runways internationally for both spring and fall.
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