Mikhael Kale‘s Fall ’15 collection was whimsical, rock and roll and feminine all at once. The Canadian designer was inspired by the lyrics of “Giorgio by Moroder” by Daft Punk. Giorgio Moroder is an Italian songwriter and producer who is known as one of the pioneers of disco music–which explains the 70s feeling Kale’s collection emanates. This was not just another fringe-heavy, bohemian collection, however. Kale’s hand beading and carefully placed cut-outs ensured each garment was a masterpiece.
The stand out looks were the dresses and skirts in sherbet-like shades encrusted with beads, and the jackets trimmed with colorful, shaggy shearling. Kale also incorporated leather pieces like a collarless motorcycle jacket and a long coat punctuated by circular cut-outs into his collection. The color pallet included lime, pink, orange, lavender, maroon, black and white.
Filled with unexpected shapes and stunning embroidery, Kale’s collection was a fresh and inspired start to Toronto Fashion Week.
– Kelcie McCurdy