BY EMMA NEWTON @EMM.BELLISH
Modern, high fashion garments have been a staple on the runways of Fashion Week events across the globe, especially in recent years. These are styles that are a step above casual wear, but are still wearable enough to transition into the wardrobe of the working professional or well-dressed fashion lover. With an ever increasing demand for these pieces, our next designers have risen to the challenge of providing them. And not only have they designed these high fashion looks, they've also constructed them right here in British Columbia, making use of exquisite textiles and meticulous tailoring.
Manufactured right here in Victoria, Leisure embodies the elegantly streamlined, contemporary look of the modern woman. With designs that are hand crafted and painstakingly fitted, their garments are a fresh and versatile take on classic pieces which can find their home on any runway, or in any wardrobe. Their use of subtle prints, timeless colours, and high quality textiles adds the finishing touches to their thoughtfully constructed line of women's wear. Leisure's Spring/Summer 2017 collection includes dresses of all lengths, ranging from formal to casual, as well as tops and jackets. Their line is accented with delicate buttons, pleating, and feminine bows.
Oxford is for your not-so-basic basics. Their signature unisex line presents garments which focus on classic construction that lets the fabrics (natural fibres including Japanese cottons and Italian leathers, among others) shine through. Also a part of their line is minimalist jewelry made with semi-precious materials, as well as leather goods, all of which are made locally in British Columbia. Oxford's aesthetic is clean, modern lines, impeccable fit, and effortless cool. This will be reflected in the collection they bring to the Victoria Fashion Week runway, with beautifully made and perfectly styled clothing and accessories that are just begging to join your wardrobe.