Despite having the time of my life last season at World MasterCard Fashion Week, I was unable to attend the majority of runway shows because school has taken over my social life. Yes, I’m a third year university student and still trying to figure out how to maintain a social life while at school – if that’s even possible.
I attended an interesting fashion industry panel featuring the sibling trio behind Triarchy, Canadian desginer Christopher Bates, DHL Express Canada President Greg Hewitt and Direct of Global Production at IMG Fashion, Jarrad Clark.
The panel discussed how DHL is the behind-the-seams hero in the fashion industry when it comes to emergency situations. They are an expert with reducing lead times, efficient supply chains, and accessing new markets.
Up-and-coming designer Christopher Bates says: “Those with tenacity are the ones that succeed. Find your signature, find your voice and carve yourself a niche.” In an industry as competitive as fashion, keep your head up and keep making strides to achieve your goal!
Greg Hewitt announced that whether you are an emerging or already established designer, DHL will provide any designer a generous discount for their services. For more information on the services DHL provides for the fashion industry, click here.
I was also invited to attend the Triarchy SS2013 show that interestingly titled “A night to remember in St. Tropez…the morning after…and the adventures in between.”
I knew it would be an awesome show when it started out to a remix of my girl crush, Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans”. A very fitting choice as Triarchy is known for their denim creations.
Some highlights of the show: ombre denim, metallic bottoms, studded accents, and – I never thought I’d say this – tie dye jeans!
Many of the models appeared to have forggoten their shirts and bras. They resorted to tying rope around their chest, a sufficient and creative alternative for “the morning after” in St. Tropez.
Here are my favourite looks:
Images courtesy of George Pimentel.