ELLECanada.com reviews the best of LG Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009.
by Nancy Won, Marilisa Racco & Jennifer Weatherhead .
The appeal of the wood nymph is so irresistible that she’s bound to play muse to at least one collection every fall. Lucky for us, there was nothing mundane about Lucian Matis’ use of her. An emotional and sophisticated collection of flowing dresses, tailored coats and sharp separates in soft shades of beige, mauve, khaki, brown and black was the perfect way to end fashion week. Models glided out with bird’s nest messy hair, some accented with large antlers, in a series of knee-length day-to-night clingy dresses punctuated with awesome gold-studded suede legwarmers in olive green and chocolate brown. A shiny brown Mac and a high-collared black cocoon coat were gorgeously tailored, while short evening dresses embellished with black-on-black sequins, a ruffled bustier or muted all-over paillettes in brown, beige and rust will surely provide all the razzle dazzle an evening event requires. Matis deserves a special shout-out for his long gowns of draped jersey, sheer layered tulle and, especially, for one dramatic black gown with a deconstructed sequined bodice. Add in all those wonderful wood and bone accessories and all you’ll need is a forest to frolic in. —M.R.