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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Interactive Home Fashion Exhibits: KORHANI home Wows Guests Attending the Interior Design Show 2014

Attending a special media preview and tour of the Interior Design Show, along with a delicious breakfast sponsored by KORHANI home, John of THE BRUNETTES travelled over to the 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre to learn about how elements of interior design and home accessories are inspired by trends in the fashion industry.

Exhibits from KORHANI home and IKEA, among others, best illustrated how patterns, textiles, and colours straight from the runway translate into vibrant home finishings. The IKEA showroom also displayed how the company's wares provide a solid foundation for the building blocks of a home, which can be dressed up with more expensive accessories for a touch of glamour and that high-end look. 

Art pieces from Caesarstone demonstrated how quartz surfaces can be used in interior design for more than just countertop creations, while the stunning Solo Home transformed a small amount of living space into a luxurious, energy-efficient bungalow constructed with many Canadian materials.

But it was KORHANI home's interactive installation, which used projection technology to turn lifeless mannequins into legendary characters, that really captured the attention of the 70-plus members of the media at the event. 

KORHANI home's Designer and Creative Director, Kristen Korhani, invited attendees on an virtual journey that transported them from Versailles to the mythical world of Wonderland in less than eight minutes. Her indoor and outdoor collection of tapestry designs were constructed as designer pieces, which have also been showcased on the runways of World Master Card Fashion Week, worn both by live models and mannequins as part of the museum-quality exhibit. 

After walking through the multimedia experience, guests were given a collection of designer pins pleasantly packaged in an organza gift bag as a memento of their journey and had the opportunity to purchase a selection of KORHANI home fashions, all reasonably priced at under $100.00, from the exhibit's pop-up shop.

Authored by John Ibbitson

Images from THE BRUNETTES' own collection *images from THE BRUNETTES' collection not to be used without providing a source link to this posting

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sequined-Sartorial Elegance: THE BRUNETTES Attend the Andrew Majtenyi Pop-Up Shop and Drinks Reception

Champagne, sequins, and cake-pop sweets set the scene at the recent Andrew Majtenyi Pop-Up Shop event. The seasoned designer, who is best known for creating memorable pieces for celebrities such as Nicki Minaj and Leona Lewis among other cover stars, allowed invitees to shop a curated selection from his line months before the pieces were due to hit the market.  

Having shown in London, Dubai, and Berlin, the British designer—and Toronto expat—made Canada  a home when he opened his first Toronto store. Earlier this season, THE BRUNETTES had the privilege of seeing Majtenyi's couture creations in person, with Jana even getting the chance to model one of his show-stopping pieces.


The memorable event showcased the designer's impeccable tailoring skills, along with his flair for the dramatic when it comes to creating a evening dress with presence. It's no wonder why Andrew Majtenyi's designs have also been featured as custom costumes created for The National Ballet of Canada. Whether it be sequin-stitched gowns or an elegant take on the little black dress, Andrew Majtenyi knows how to appeal to our glamour-loving sensibilities. 

Authored by Jana Pijak

Images from THE BRUNETTES' own collection *images from THE BRUNETTES' collection not to be used without providing a source link to this posting

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Luxe Olympic-Inspired Activewear: The ‘Go Gold’ Collection from H&M Honours Sochi 2014

Inspired by its very own special collection of Olympic Winter Games uniforms, designed by H&M with the partnership of the Swedish Winter Olympic team, H&M recently unveiled its ‘Go Gold’ activewear line, which is currently available in participating stores while quantities last.

The uber-stylish capsule collection features monochromatic and colour-soaked pieces, for both women and men, that are engineered with winter-sport activities in mind, but that also balance function with fashion.

Slim silhouettes, bold patterns, directional lines, and crisp cuts, along with fast-drying fabrics, reversible designs, breathable materials, and lightweight down-fills, let sporty fashionistas—and fashionistos—join in on the excitement of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, while staying fit and taking home their own gold medal for best dressed.

Authored by John Ibbitson

Images from H&M

Friday, January 17, 2014

Tapestry-Patterned Menswear: The Yohji Yamamoto Fall/Winter 2014 Collection is Designed for the Modern Bohemian

The Yohji Yamamoto Fall/Winter 2014 collection graced the runway stage during Paris Fashion Week and left its audience members in awe with pieces that evoked an eclectically elegant air. Mixing colourful camo with an array of botanical tapestry prints, the seasoned designer experimented with a rich gradient of Autumn hues.

The designer dressed his models in oversized silhouettes that showcased his impeccable tailoring. Some of the collection's most memorable pieces included finely crafted coats, loose-fitting suits, and draped skirts that were worn at ankle-length.

Known for creating visual drama, Yamamoto remained true to his signature aesthetic and designed a menswear line for the modern-day bohemian who is known to mix contemporary and vintage inspirations. 

Authored by Jana Pijak

Images from F****** Young!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chic Kaleidoscopic Resort Wear: The PETER PILOTTO for Target Lookbook is Boldly Patterned

The beginning of a new year leaves us excited for yet another affordable designer collaboration. After much anticipation, the PETER PILOTTO for Target lookbook has just been released in its entirety and we are overjoyed to share our favourite looks from the bold and beachy collection!

Showcasing 16 brightly patterned ensembles, this striking catalog highlights the 37-piece collection of cocktail dresses, scuba-inspired tops, and vivid accessories that are sure to get one noticed on their next tropical vacation.

This affordably chic line features accessible fashions that include $15 bikini bottoms, $40 totes, and an $80 jacquard strapless dress that recreates the designer's signature runway aesthetic. We can't wait to get our hands on some of these winning summer looks once the collection hits stores on February 9th!

Authored by Jana Pijak

Images from FASHION
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