A delicate celebration of movement and stunning sheer fabrics was Mélissa Nepton at Toronto Fashion Week just recently. Ephemeral and bright beach wear with a touch of a 60's-era orthogonal palette dominated Nepton's showcase; which was soft, charming, and an unpretentious nod to the ease of Summer.
I absolutely loved the way Nepton, like many designers we've seen this season, incorporated her sheer fabric into the full silhouette of many of her pieces - choosing not only to create sheer elements, but sheer outfits all together. The geometric cut-outs are huge for Spring and Nepton is also no exception to the charge - boasting both interesting and flattering rectangles and triangles in colour-blocked compositions, plunging necklines, and perimeter edging details.
Rounding out the aesthetic of the presentation saw Nepton return to some of the strongest staples of the Season: the monochromatics of Spring. An array of flowing black and white sheer were mesmerizing to me. I absolutely loved the rich, dark elements with the billowing movement of so many of her over-sized pieces. It was dramatic but soft, luxurious but easy; and makes me salivate at the idea of wearing any of these pieces on vacation at some fantastic beach - although I probably couldn't do it! Shame, indeed. Nepton, you make me jealous, but you have taste all the same. Very beautiful.
Photos Courtesy George Pimentel