This past week I decided to go shop around at The Bay again because my sister had not been to see the improvements. Of course we peeked at The Room and wished we had all the money in the world to snap everything up. While browsing through the shoe area I noticed Brian Atwood (world renowned shoe designer) sitting down being interviewed!! Unexpected and awesome. Apparently that Thursday night there was an opening party held there including guests like supermodel Jessica Stam, Canadian designer Erdem, and Fashion Televsion’s Jeanne Beker. I also saw a runway being set up for Friday’s Flare fashion trend report. I asked Desiree to come along with me so we could use this event for our feature story project. We would be quoting The Bay’s fashion director, Suzanne Timmins and a special guest.
We weren’t sure what to expect so when we arrived, we were quite surprised. Everyone in attendance was dolled in their best duds. We recognized more Canadian fashion celebrities such as Jason Matlo and Flare’s editor, Lisa Tant (the special guest giving us the report). We arrived early so we got the front row in front of the podium. We were served white wine and delicious hors’ doeuvres from Hawksworth. We also got a copy of October’s Flare and the first ever Trend Report issue. What a fun way to spend our Friday while getting some homework done too!
The Trends, according to Flare, for the F/W 2011 season: From Runway to Retail
1. The 60’s
2. The 70’s
3. Pattern Play & Vivid Brights
4. Man Up!
5. Boho Folk
Here are a few of the pictures Desiree and I snapped at the show, enjoy!