Previewing upcoming collections is one of the perks of having a fashion blog. This week I attended Holt Renfrew’s Spring 2010 Media Preview, hosted by Barbara Atkin, Vice President of Fashion Direction. Barbara Atkin has a great eye for details and I appreciate the contemporary direction Holt Renfrew has been focusing on.


For my international readers: Holt Renfrew is the go-to place for high-end fashion in Canada. As you already know, I am a Holt Renfrew devotee.


“Timeless iconic pieces are the passport to success.” – Barbara Atkin

1. WORLD CULTURE
– prints, ornamentation, embellishment

Diane von Furstenberg S/S 2010 RTW

2. URBAN TRAVELLER
– inspired by nature, army surplus, all-American work wear

Alexander Wang S/S 2010 RTW

3. EXECUTIVE SUITE
– elegant, smart, clean lines, investment clothing

Akris S/S 2010 RTW

4. COOL SCHOOL
– eclectic mix of colour, patter and print

Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2010 RTW

5. SILHOUETTE FOCUS
– structured shoulders, voluminous, angular, strong

Balmain S/S 2010 RTW


6. FABRIC & PATTERN FOCUS

– prints, rough hewn, world print, colour blocking, cut-outs

Balenciaga S/S 2010 RTW

MUST-HAVES

1. SHIRT TALES
– white shirt, classic to soft silhouettes

Celine S/S 2010 RTW


2. GO SHORT

– mini skirts, short shorts

Prada S/S 2010 RTW

3. IN THE TRENCHES
– military, perfecto jackets, trench coats

3.1 Phillip Lim S/S 2010 RTW

4. INTIMATE APPEAL
– lace, ruffles, transparency

Marc Jacobs S/S 2010 RTW

5. AT EASE
– fluid silhouette coats, cardigans

Milly S/S 2010 RTW

ACCESSORIES

1. NEUTRAL ELEMENTS (wood, suedes, distressed leather)
2. ORNAMENTAL REMIX

3. REFINEMENT (timeless, iconic)
4. PEEP SHOW (cut-outs)

5. NUDE COLOURS


BEAUTY

1. DRAMATIC BROW
2. PINK AND CORAL LIP

3. WHITE EYELINER

4. RAINBOW EYES


MENSWEAR

1. TRENCH COAT

Burberry S/S 2010 RTW


2. THE BLAZER

Paul Smith S/S 2010 RTW

3. NOVELTY PRINT SHIRT

Etro S/S 2010 RTW

4. THE CHINO

DSquared S/S 2010 RTW

5. THE SUMMER SUIT

Gucci S/S 2010 RTW


MEN’S ACCESSORIES

1. THE POCKET SQUARE
2. THE MESSENGER BAG

3. THE DRIVER SHOE

4. THE LACE-UP

Thank you Holt Renfrew for hosting a great event! It’s always a pleasure.

*All images courtesy of http://www.style.com/ and http://www.wwd.com/.