Toronto ON, April 25 – Designer Paulina Wonder hales from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and this was her first time at Toronto’s FAT Art & Fashion Week. Her collection definitely impressed us with a colorful mash-up of Japanese flair and punk vibes.
Atlier Wonder’s collection was an exciting mix of art and underground fashion trends. Spiked collars, oversized clutches, fedoras, and knotted head scarves were seen accompanying almost every look. Heavy, hand-painted leather jackets, pop art patterned tunics, and spaghetti strap dresses. Flames and skulls adorned sweaters, skirts, and pants. Everything was painted, patched, printed or branded with the Atlier Wonder brand.
It was dark and edgy, or electro pop bright. The combination of colors and clothing items, looked almost accidental, as if the models had crawled out of bed from a night of parting and pulled on whatever they could find. It had a very carefree street style look, but amped up for the runways.
My favorite pieces were the leather jackets. One was black and hand-painted in contrasting white. The other jacket was all pastels in pink, yellow and blues. Both looks had a kind of overall rockabilly vibe, and I liked the ease of the looks.
Atlier Wonder was a fresh in-your-face collection, and a welcome addition to the FAT family, and I am sure we’ll be seeing more of Paulina in the years to come.
photos : Ian Compton
– Tasha Farrington