Parkluxe Fashion Show Lives Up To Its Luxe Promise

Models marched to the beat of a very local drum at the Parkluxe Fashion Show on Aug. 26. Beneath enormous coloured glass baubles that hung from the ceiling of Jamieson Place Winter Gardens, and washed in the glow of natural light augmented by spotlights at the end of the runway, designs from Caitlin Power, Bridget Bergman, Lara Presber and Anne B. Accessories were shown to great effect. 

Avenue had front row seats at the show; here are a few of our favourite pieces. 

The comely fashions weren't restricted to the runway. The deep-V of this woman's dress echoed the skin-baring backs of several of Caitlin Power's and Lara Presber's pieces.

Anne Bacalso showcased dramatic jewelry that one could easily class as "tribal," but in truth they were more devotional than that word connotes — the sort of pieces one can imagine on some pagan priestess putting on before a rite of passage. 

Bridget Bergman focused primarily on jackets. Some of her coats' hems were held aloft by some invisible wiring so that they seemed to float around the models like a mid-thigh halo.

Much has been made of the architectural inspiration behind Lara Presber's designs, but this doesn't mean all her pieces are angular. The cut and cling of this dress was all about the curvature of the body. 

Caitlin Power earned a unanimous gasp of approval from onlookers with this olive green leather dress. Look for the matching leather shorts in Avenue's October fashion shoot. 

Although not as dramatic as an all-leather A-line, Caitlin Power's tiny tails were twee indeed.

Read more about PARK (Promoting Artists, Redefining Kulture), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for developing artists to share their art and make a profit.

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