SIMPLE, STYLISH COLLECTION USHERS IN OUR “UNOFFICIAL” FASHION WEEK
Story by Odessa Paloma Parker
Photos provided by BLAK.I
There seems to be a trend in Toronto-based fashion. Emerging lines are forgoing creating avant-garde, overwrought designs in favour of dressing our citizens in clean silhouettes and easy-to-wear fabrics.
BLAK.I, who showed at the TFI New Labels show last season, helped give a subtle start to “unofficial” Toronto Fashion Week with a show full of contemporary, wearable separates and dresses. The colour palette was a classic spring mix of basic black with pops of pale pink, and a hazy violet print gave life to draped jersey.
“The BLAK.I brand is about creating the fundamentals for everyone’s wardrobe,” says Deigo Fuchs, one of the two designers who create the BLAK.I collections. “We love seeing how the different pieces get interpreted by every person who puts it on, making it their own.”
Fuchs and his partner, Helder Aguiar, definitely have the fundamentals aspect down; who wouldn’t want a chic, bell-sleeved blouse à la Megan Draper hanging in their closet? “[This] collection was designed for a woman who doesn’t give a damn,” Fuchs adds. “She is not only confident in the way she looks and feels but also in the way she brings her personal style to every piece that she wears. It’s all about her inner confidence.”
You could easily accessorize these pieces or keep the look minimal, depending on how adventurous you are. What’s key is that your personal style sensibility will take center stage.