Thursday, 9 August 2012

Denis Gagnon Fall/Winter 2012-2013

It's almost impossible for me to speak about Denis Gagnon, and I mean that wholeheartedly, though it might sound a bit odd. But I'm completely serious - to attempt to summarize the majesty of his work is like trying to explain the thought-process behind Michelangelo's sculptural work - it's too great. And forgive me if that's too powerful to say.

I simply cannot get over Gagnon's Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Collection - and you shouldn't either, since the season for this incredible work is fast-approaching! And what better time than in preparation for Toronto Fashion Week? The black on black on black is ultimately divine, and the leather work (Gagnon's medium!) + knitwear is astoundingly beautiful. The shapes, the new silhouettes, the pants! Did you see those incredible pants?! Everything is pristinely on-point for the season but carries a raw edge that is so purely Denis. It's industrial, it's chic, it's urban, it's brooding, and it's so sharp. This is an example of that rare moment where fashion transcends fashion itself - when it becomes greater than the looks and the trends of the season that surround it.

Denis Gagnon is one of Canada's greatest designers and is one of the most talented and imaginative minds out of the modern era of Fashion in North America. I can say no more than that. Give me Denis and call it life <3


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