Montreal Fashion Week turned out to be a glamorous and vibrant affair, where fashioninstas showed off their latest frocks while getting a glimpse of Montreal’s latest designs. All eyes were on the F/W 2013/2014 collections which drew buyers, designers and bloggers like myself.
Out of all of the collections and designers, one that caught my eye and has now turned into one of my personal favourite designers is MARTIN LIM. Fusing two cultures the two designers – Danielle Martin & Pao Lim, launched their brand into international recognition. Known for their signature colour blocking designs in beautiful pastel and jewel tone colours, the collection was breathtaking. This season, MARTIN LIM kept their loyal consumers with their classic silk pieces which have been a favourite of many, but a surprise was added. To expand to the younger clientele, their collection featured designs in a spectacular palette of colours reminiscent to those of a box of macaroons! My personal favourite from their collection was the rose-print leggings, modern city girl look with a hint of edginess.
Change is never easy, it is a risk that only a few designers are willing to take, but MARTIN LIM achieved the perfect balance of chic and colour. Kudos to them! Like the famous quote by Carrie Bradshaw goes “I like my money right where I can see it, hanging in my closet” this collection is definitely worth hanging in someone’s closet, preferably my own.