MONTREAL, Mar 2, 2010 / FW/ — In what is arguably the best show of the day, Yves Jean Lacasse traveled the Silk Road with his audience as he masterfully mixed European silhouettes with ethnic Asian elements resulting to a tight and well edited collection.
For men, sarawel trousers were matched with tailored suit jackets; for women, strapless floor length frocks double as daywear and eveningwear with its pairing with a short cropped jacket. Wear the jacket and the frock is worn during the day. Take off the jacket and voila, you can dance the night away.
Leaning more towards eveningwear, Yves Jean Lacasse proposed metallic coat dresses for women and suit jackets for men. This is not surprising because his clientele usually belongs to Canada’s upper crust.
Now, the question is, will the gents be risqué enough to wear the sarawel trousers? Perhaps not; but as fashion critics we know that there are clothes made specifically on the runway to create drama and to make a statement.
To borrow from Siskel and Ebert, two thumbs up for Yves Jean Lacasse’s Envers Fall 2010 collection.
Photos by Mari Davis