Monday, March 26, 2007
With a weekend to recover from a a five-day digestion of catwalk images, card-swapping network types, and snippets of gossip at the barrage of shows that is Montréal Fashion Week, it is exciting that one of the collections that resonates most with me is none other than Bodybag, the label designed by the talented Jude Desjardins. The show started with a dramatic solo performance by cellist, Tyr, from the band, The Winks, and then settled into a collection of less-theatrical clothes.
This collection is not meant to shock, so much as it is to set Bodybag in good stead as a reliable, comfortable line offering pieces that you could conceive of wearing everyday, because of their ease and flattering fits. Stretch jersey cotton and tencil fabrics lent a breezy feel to the models swinging hips, while a more stiff, trenchcoat-heavy, hounds' tooth fabric used on strapless dresses and coats added a more sophisticated tone. Bodybag can be purchased online at PaperDoll, and Foundation Garments and at their Montréal boutique in the Mile End.