Amish-Punk was the theme stated for Matiere Noire's Fall/Winter 2013 collection. A thorough and conceptual presentation that displayed the austere yet simple kind of style. The show took to life in a theatrical setting where models periodically moved within the grand space, of traditional abstract objects, and giving everyone a close-up view of the garments.
It was a creative expression where designer Cécile Raizonville collaborated with set decorator Anastasia Domeregoa, music producer Soignes Tes Oreilles, and knitwear specialist Amélie Dionoski. The final package revealed a cohesive fashion vision of old world values woven in a technologically-adept time uniquely showcasing the craftsmanship of the clothing.
The highlights of the lineup were a heavy-knit striped sweater, an architectural cape-like tunic, graphic skirts with futuristic side detailing, and a bordeaux topper shaped with an Illuminati-style emblem.
The beauty nicely reflected the pared-back approach. Hair was parted in the middle and pulled back in a low-slung tousled bun. Eyes were nude and lips stained with a matte berry shade.
After the show, I had IG that Matiere Noire showed "it's time for a new crop of Montreal designers". A sentiment I still stick by as Cécile Raizonville showcased her passion into a collection that is not only of an artistic allure but also one of commercial value.
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Montreal Fashion Week
February 4-7, 2013 at the Arsenal (2020 William Street)