One of my favorite Toronto designers is Arthur Mendonca, who marked his 10th anniversary this season at Toronto Fashion Week! It was one of the most wearable collections, and I would most definitely purchase several pieces from the collection!!
On Thursday, Mendonca showcased a very Japanese inspired collection, which consisted mainly of dresses and suit separates which all kept on Mendonca’s ultra feminine style. We saw the interpretation of Japanese style through kimono coats and dresses, tons of mandarin collars and many shirts and blouses with pleated details. Satiny fabrics were used in blazers and dresses. Mendonca took your ordinary menswear and transformed it into a clean lined silhouette.
Lots of bold colors were used, from raspberry, to cobalt, to coral and even a citrus green, which were all paired very nicely with each other along with greys, taupes, blacks and whites.
As for beauty, Maybelline’s lead make up artist Grace Lee kept to Mendonca’s bold vivid color scheme on the lips from oranges to fuchsias. ~Love CTina xo