Gagnon fall/winter 2011-2012 collection
during LG Fashion Week in Toronto in collaboration with Dandi Maestre’s
Exhibition Place, Toronto.
collection promises to be dazzling in terms of colors...Mixing, crossroads, fluidity, union, exchange, dialogue, alliances....
So many words to describe the main idea of the fall/winter 2011-2012
collection by Denis Gagnon. It is in the different styles that the
simplicity originally valued by this label takes place. In a fusion
of colors, textures and materials, the feminine silhouette, with its
new profile, is enhanced by this exuberant sensuality found in the
sculptural work of Denis Gagnon.
Gagnon is proud to mention his collaboration with Dandi
Maestre’s jewelry collection. This Toronto artist
uses materials such as antlers, bull horn, rough amber and emeralds,
reclaimed wood, natural seeds and nuts, and exotic leathers. These
unique pieces have become the go-to accessories for women of
individual taste and bold style. Dandi is inspired by native and
tribal cultures worldwide.
"TFW Diary: Hits and misses at Denis
Highlights included his incredible sculptural details seen on his
bomber jacket, the cool leather and chiffon mixes, the oversized
cobweb knits and his statement tribal -inspired accessories (a
collaboration with jewellery designer Dandi Maestre)."
at Denis Gagnon loaded up with Dandi Maestre reptile cuffs and
unique colour blocked shoes." Flare magazine
Denis Gagnon’s Cartoon Noir - gothic Lolita meets Harajuku girl."
can you say about Montreal’s
The designer is a catwalk triple threat, able to stay true to his
contemporary aesthetic, constantly push forward the way he crafts
clothes and translate his look to budget-friendly collaborations.
What they witnessed was less leather and fur than usual. Those
materials became accents on shirtdresses, trench coats and bomber
jackets in waxed linen with colourful tulle underskirts and
bustles.It was all accessorized with
cuffs and cocktail rings in horn and natural stones." Andrew
Sardone, Now Toronto
pieces in Denis' show were fantastic!" Corey, Toronto
Gagnon kicked off the day in an early time slot (by fashion week
standards) that’s been a point of contention for some of LGFW
designers. A few designers had opted out of the LGFW schedule
altogether, choosing to show off-site rather than take the early
It’s All Style To Me had a chance to
some of the FW11 collection and interview Denis at a trunk show held
at jewellery designer Dandi Maestre’s boutique in Toronto’s Annex.
Denis had a great year in 2010 having collaborated on a capsule
collection for BEDO, a tribute segment on Fashion Television, and 10
year career anniversary retrospective exhibit at the Montreal Museum
of Fine Arts. “Mixing, crossroads, fluidity, union, exchange,
dialogue, alliances…” are some of the words Denis used to describe
his latest collection. “In a fusion of colours, textures, and
materials, the feminine silhouette, endowed with a new profile, is
enhanced by this exuberant sensuality found in the sculptural work
of Denis Gagnon.” Futuristic Matrix-like zipped leathers, shaggy
jet black faux-fur outerwear, on-trend pleated skirts and dresses,
mossy knits, and sensual sheers mark what will undoubtedly be one of
the most talked about collections of LGFW. Incredible collection."
"A very different Denis Gagnon... but
one still very worthy of praise and attention. "
"Thank you so much
for the invitation to the wonderful event. I absolutely adore your
With my outfit ready, I was geared to
meet and mingle at the Denis Gagnon and Dandi Maestre event. Denis
Gagnon is the fashion darling of Montreal and one of my favorite
Canadian designers. His clothes are bold and innovative, although
the designer himself is shy in person. With his fabulous glasses and
fantastic casual outfit, Denis Gagnon was a pleasure and honor to
meet. As for Dandi Maestre, she is Toronto’s jewelry darling. With
her collection for FW11 is tribal, bold while still achieving a chic
and urban feel. Her pieces are definitely bound to make a statement.
Due to her stunning vision, her pieces are simply artistic
masterpieces." Marta, With Love blog
"Denis Gagnon Trunk Show with
All of the
AWESOME< FABULOUS, ONE OF A KIND jewelry that I wear is from Dandi
Zingara Italian Gypsy blog
"I did like the colourful Dandi
Maestre reptile cuffs, though. That was a pop of colour I could
Hayley Brehl, Woman.ca
© 2011 DandiMaestre.com