Toronto ON, April 25 – Full disclosure, I worked backstage with designer Genavieve White of Candydrip as her backstage manager at Toronto’s FAT Art & Fashion Week. I did not see the show on the runway, but rather from the trenches. I did get a chance to watch the video after, and was thrilled at the presentation of Genavieve’s first runway show.
The theme for the final night of FAT was Minimal/Extreme, and having featured Candydrip’s designs in Auxiliary, I knew the collection was going to veer towards the extreme. Even having an insider’s knowledge of the designs, I was left in awe once I saw the final pieces for the first time.
Candydrip’s collection was one of powerful, sexual, strong femininity. The silicone-infused designs were all individual conceptions of this theme. One-of-a-kind art pieces, made to fit the models who strolled down the runway emblazened with the spirit of the clothing. Genavieve had a full vision for each look, and Spellbound Hair Design rocked the models’ locks. Our lead makeup artist Alison Sharp was keen on making the makeup flawless. We finished off the looks with matching claws from Pinky’s Nails in Toronto and finally Melissa brand shoes adorned the feet of every model.
I won’t be picking a favorite look, I adored them all. And I hope you’ll take a look at the detail and design work in each piece: the silicone-dripped silks, mesh, and structured art work that made up the collection is breathtaking.
This collection was more like living art, each design representing both the women wearing it, earth’s natural wonder, and the talented hand of a budding designer. Congratulations my friend, it was an amazing show!
photos : Ian Compton
- Tasha Farrington