FAT Toronto ON, April 25 – At Toronto’s Arts and Fashion Week known as FAT, Wendy Ng chose the Norse gods as inspiration for Dystropolis’ collection this year entitled Valhalla. A collection of what a modern god might wear when summoned to earth. Each look stood on its own, evoking the god it represents. Yet the personality and character each god represents came together in a stand of strength when viewed as a whole.
Accessories from COVEN by Sonia Kang adorned the models, and pieces were used to accentuate the looks not overpower them. Memorable pieces were the spinal back harnesses, ear cuffs with leather fringe, and the bird skull choker on the final look.
Thirteen looks were showcased and the palette was classic Ng, with blacks, grays, and creams. This year there was a mix of materials from sheers to leather, a layering of constriction and tailoring showcasing her skill with all fabrics used. Metal details, like heavy claps or studs were used throughout the collection, but sparingly. The focus this year was definitely on design and fit. Overall the feeling was of watching a designer step out of what was, into what will be. And with Dystropolis we are in good hands.
photos : Ian Compton
– Tasha Farrington