Last Night, the fashion glitterati flocked to the National Arts Centre’s Panorama Room for I AM FASHION: RIP THE FAB LANE. The event, many of Ottawa’s best dressed in attendance, awarded exclusive showings of Spring/Summer 2011 collections for charity from Canada’s as well as international up and coming designers.
The party kicked off with a fabulous showing of I B I S M (I Believe In Something More) ripping the runway with textured knits, eyelets, lace and daring styling (Scarf and cinched belt as a top? Fierce!). Then things turned lady-like with MIIKALI, the Colombian born designer presenting her first collection in Canada. Silky dresses, ruffled skirts, brocade and ikat-like prints all topped off with beautiful feathered millinery by the designer. Afterwards things got funky with the spunky Geneviève Couture and her VIVI ready-to-wear and bridal collections. Bold floral prints and satin cargos graced her ready-to-wear, while tulle and matrimonial fantasy graced the runway for her bridal collection. The event heated up with utterly seductive lingerie from Lilac Lingerie. The models, with fresh lilacs in their hair, exuded sexiness while ripping the runway in sheer floral prints, bold colours, and of course, black lace. See below for some pictures and video SK took of the show.
Other designers showcased at RIP THE RUNWAY included; frAsh Femme, Mexx Silver City, INMYSKYVVYS, Pride & Ego, ImFresh, and TFR by Gwen Madiba.
Unable to attend? Check out these videos below of the final walk from a few of the collections! For more pictures visit OFW’s Facebook page.