Tuesday, April 28, 2009

[F.A.T.] Showcases Breeyn McCarney Winter09/10 Collection

Canadian designer Breeyn McCarney’s winter09/10 collection showcased last week as Toronto Alternative Arts & Fashion Week unveiled April 21-23. We were pleased to be invited to the Under the GUTTER themed shows, on Thursday, especially The Breeyn Show --a posh sort of 'gutter' circus spectacle -- right inside the Fermenting Cellar of Toronto's trendy Distillery District.

Model: Elsa Gebremichael
Hair and styling: Ashley Reagan
Make-up and styling: Alisha Schmitt
Model:Kristen Upmherville in paint dress
Model: Hilary Hood in stripe dress

To kick off to the Breeyn Show, Zirco Circus’s James Fisher and contortionist Andrew Johnson Barr joined in a theatrical presentation as the models marionette(ically) tip toed down the runway.

Breeyn's winter09 looks, via runway, included high fashion pieces mixed with ready to wear items...PLuSH & Lum immediately fell in luv with a navy blue pea coat and stripe dress. On the fancier side of things, PLuSH pieces included the show opener which was a baby pink dress fuzzed with, what seemed to be, soft terry cloth and crinoline materials worn with a top hat and walking stick.

After the show we briefly met with Breeyn McCarney and asked what had inspired her signature line...she summed it up in saying that the line is very much life in 'breeynland,' it has a fairy tales and fantasy feel to it. It's meant for little girls but is still a bit eerie, much like in Alice & Wonderland.
Designer Breeyn McCarney (below)
P.s. Britney's got nothing to do with it...Breeyn says: "I chose the theme for this show in June of last year, way before Britney’s stupid album came out. Boo."
"Breeyn McCarney studied visual art at York University but eventually realized her passion was related to garments and not canvas. Moving on to study textiles and tailoring in London England for three years, before returning home, Breeyn now divides her time between her two labels – Breeyn McCarney and AnotherWordForPink," http://www.breeyn.com/ & http://www.anotherwordforpink.com/

Well done Breeyn, Kudos!

~Jahmilla aka PLuSH Empress~

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