DYSTROPOLIS has made the leap from the runway to the shops with the grand opening of their online shop on November 5th. The move from runway-shown, yet unreleased collections to having designs available for purchase in their online store was not a surprise for Auxiliary, we’ve been watching this talented designer since her first runway collection at FAT, Toronto’s Arts and Fashion Week, back in 2010. With her strong designs, impeccable tailoring, and a good sense of how different fabrics and textures layer on the body, Wendy Ng’s DYSTROPOLIS line has made a strong imprint on the eyes of fashion watchers everywhere. Ng’s collections have been themed on the whole but each has held true to her vision of the brand, “DYSTROPOLIS has been focusing on the development of its own DNA: fashion as the chosen artistic medium, inspired by everything surrounding us; from nature, architecture, people, music, movies, to world events.”
photos : Paul Hillier
Some of the latest collection, VALHALLA is currently available in their online store, and more will be released in several phases over the next few weeks. The store will contain ready-to-wear women’s, men’s, and unisex pieces. Pieces will be available in smaller limited-edition runs and are made to order, handmade in Canada, and will guarantee the wearer a quality-made and unique clothing item.
The VALHALLA Collection is an assembly of designs inspired by Iceland and the Norse mythologies. It is sophisticated and dark, layering the monochromatic tones of black, white, and grey with various fabrics and textures. The FREYA Hooded Cloak, with its light flowing chiffon, mixed with pleather and stud detailing, will become a must-have statement piece. The LOKI Dress is a versatile piece that can get you through your daily routine and into the evening. The LOKI Dress can be easily paired with a suit jacket or cardigan during the day. With its sheer draping mesh details it is an instant evening hit (especially paired with killer heels and your favorite accessories)!
Separates like the unisex NJÖRÐR Wrap Skirt and the ODIN Riding Pants are amazing unisex pieces that would definitely be well loved in any wardrobe, being stable separates that can coordinate with almost anything in your closet. Men, try pairing the NJÖRÐR with a dress shirt and studded tie. With its classic wrap style, and soft chiffon layers, the ladies might style it soft with a silk blouse and stylish earrings. Or hard, with leather ankle boots and a biker jacket over a dark tank. The ODIN Riding Pants would be just as at home around the office with a casual sweater and high boots, as they would be out in the bustling city streets.
The next release phase is November 19th so be on the look-out for new pieces such as the NOBAHAR Dress, FREYR Trench Coat, VAAKO Halter Top, and more! For women and men, DYSTROPOLIS by Wendy Ng has something for everyone.
The VALHALLA Collection is available online at www.dystropolis.myshopify.com.
- Tasha Farrington