Stylist Box is a new showroom that connects established and emerging Canadian designers with stylists. The showroom is located in the trendy Dundas West neighbourhood and was founded by Gail McInnes and Christian Dare as a platform to unite talent with stylists working with celebrities, commercial and editorial shoots. I got a sneak peek at the fall collections at the showroom, which included designers like Lucian Matis, Skinny Sweats, Masha and Moose & Beaver.
You can check out the showroom in the video below:
It was so tempting to play dress up, here are some of my favourite items from the collection.
Hilary MacMillan‘s collection excited me the most. Blending structured pieces with girly details (like sequins), the outerwear was elegant with a dazzling twist! There’s a red coat in the mix that has my name on it! Lucian Matis’ Spring and Fall 2013 collections were both imaginative and high fashion.
I also fell in love with these tongue in cheek sweatshirts from Skinny Sweats.
… and how stunning are these statement necklaces from Laborde Designs?
It’s exciting to see so much homegrown talent in one room, I’m also excited to see some of these pieces on the red carpet and in the pages of magazines soon too… maybe a couple will make it into my closet too.
Lovely clothes! I really adore the red dress, it has such a beautiful form.
I don’t know anything about Canadian designers, but were there designers you knew or were they all quite unknown?
Hi Anna… Lucian Matis is a very well known Canadian designer (he also designed the red dress you mentioned), he was a runner up on Project Runway Canada and has put out collections since. The rest were new ones I learned about in the showroom… I’m really liking Skinny Sweats and Hillary MacMillan!