Fashion enthusiasts from across the country gathered under the tents at David Pecaut Square last night for the unveiling of the Korhani home F/W 2013 collection at World MasterCard Fashion Week. The Canadian home furnishings company creates trendsetting designs, using their carpets to construct one-of-a-kind runway looks.
Korhani is known for their theatrical shows, and last night was no exception. Guests gathered in a dimly lit tent flooded with the sound of thunder and rainfall. The moody atmosphere set the tone for the dramatic fashions that overtook the runway.
The collection was composed of three different trends: Nocturnal, Allure and Celebricity/VIP Only.
Inspired by 2013, the year of the moon, Nocturnal transported guests into a dark fantasy. Sumptuous fabrics in deep burgundy and grey were accented with pale moonlight shades. Black crows were perched in wild grey and black bouffant hairstyles and on birdcages carried like purses.
Think velvet jewel-tone cushions and home accessories with a cool, sophisticated colour palette.
The Allure trend presented a very different feel inspired by old world Art Deco glamour. Models wore dusty rose, gold and nude designs with 1920s silhouettes reminiscent of Hollywood's golden age.
We can expect to see home furnishings with an antique feel, highlighted by geometric patterns and gold accents, in stores this fall.
Neon colours and bold prints in the Celebricity/VIP Only collection lit up the runway. This vibrant, playful trend draws inspiration from exclusive nightclubs in the world's party capitals.
White and black paired with pops of neon infuse a home with an electric, youthful energy.
The dynamic aesthetic of all three collections made for a stunning show and offered an imaginative, daring antidote to a world of white and beige decor.
I spoke with the company's creative director, Kirsten Korhani, before the show. Read my Q&A for more insight into the collection and the woman behind the brand.
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