(@mikhaelkale) Mikhael Kale turned to a collaborator of hometown rapper Drake in helping set the musical mood for his latest runway showcase at the Fall/Winter Toronto Fashion Show. The Fall/Winter Collection was meant to challenge the traditions of dress making and tailoring with the use of garment deconstruction, utilizing both hard and soft materials including aged denim, grades of leather, velvet, metal hardware, and vinyl.
Models walks the runway wearing Mikhael Kale featuring Neenyo Fall 2016 collection during Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2016 at David Pecaut Square on March 14, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. They walked to the rhythm of Neenyo's slinky beats while stepping onto the runway. They also took time to head into the rafters, weaving between rows of spectators while wearing Kale's latest designs.
The collection was a colourful, eclectic mashup of prints, fabrics and embellishments, as Kale pieced together a contrasting mix of materials including leather and vinyl within newly constructed garments. Draped velvet dress featured patches of denim and gold studding, while colourful illustrations of eyes dotted denim bodysuits and jeans. Another model sported a slick biker-style jacket and matching pant dotted with silver hardware. Plus adding to the multi-layered looks were the plastic, thigh-high boots worn overtop the heeled booties the models wore on the runway.
Mikhael Kale courtesy of George Pimentel