MONTREAL. FEBRUARY 15, 2011 – For this fall winter collection, Nadya Toto approach is all about balancing the hectic pace of our social network-wired world with the deep-down need for inner serenity.

The designer skilfully blended shapes and textures. She favoured peplum cuts, creating skirts, dresses and tunics cut close to the body with carefully considered volumes.  Materials such as lace jabot, feather tulle, wool as well as Mongolian fur were used to enhance woman body while creating a dramatic look.

Focusing on a monochrome palette, she embraced colour like black and cream. We have to say that the Cream segment was just so unexpected, in a good way.  The concept of monochromatic looks was a great idea, but it was kind of heavy with all this black, because some of the pieces were strangely or overly accessorized. So when the cream looks appeared, it was really a breath of fresh air on this intensively dark ambiance. The silhouettes looked perfect; the woman portrayed was delicate, feminine and vibrant. The embroidery jewelleries that completed the looks were just stunning. Without toning down in any way the meaning of the collection, these clothes just gave a hint of hope, a breeze of freshness in the designer’s approach of our society.

Finally, the two last segments of the show showcased more diversity and stunning pieces. Unfortunately, while looking at the whole collection, we had the impression Nadya Toto reused her classic pieces over the seasons, like a pre-ordered collection, without many change. But good for her, because this collection is still a winning combination of sophistication and femininity.

Here some of the best looks from Nadya Toto’s Fall/Winter Collection, presented on Monday night.


Photos: Jimmy Hamelin

Credits: Sensation Mode and Bureau de la Mode de Montréal