A whirl­wind trip to NYC with Scotch & Soda...

Take a free-spir­ited fash­ion trip with Scotch & Soda.

Elle (Canada) - - Insider - By Ju­liana Schi­av­inatto

Some brands have a stealth­like way of woo­ing you. You don’t re­mem­ber see­ing an ad, or re­ceiv­ing an email from them, yet they’ve caught your at­ten­tion. I was think­ing that as I took my seat at Scotch & Soda’s de­but pre­sen­ta­tion dur­ing New York Fash­ion Week. The pre-show din hushed once the pian­ist started to play. Ce­les­tial maps were then pro­jected onto screens, set­ting the sur­real mood for the wan­der­lustin­spired col­lec­tion. In­stead of on a run­way, the models ap­peared in boxed vi­gnettes high above us. The fash­ions, which in­cluded ref­er­ences from China, Nor­way, Ti­bet and Scot­land, were folk­ish-boho with a clever twist of street. The high­lights—silken py­ja­mas, se­quined and em­broi­dered bomber jack­ets, shrunken vel­vet suits, fringed tu­nics, lush ki­monos and pon­chos—were mas­ter­fully styled. Mar­lou van En­ge­len, the Am­s­ter­dam-based cre­ative di­rec­tor, said the col­lec­tion re­flects the brand’s love affair with the world. He added, “We add some flavours, what we call the ‘magic sparkle.’” In other words, the per­fect looks for no­madic sar­to­rial spir­its. n

Polyester and metal­lic jacket ($399) Polyester and elas­tane skirt ($159, scotch-soda.com) Zinc-al­loy and brass ear­rings ($49)

For the fall/win­ter 2016 “Won­drous Wan­der­ers” col­lec­tion, models ap­peared in themed vi­gnettes sur­rounded by movie shorts and live mu­si­cal per­for­mances by Joep Bev­ing, Maxime Bar­lag and Bart van Dalen.

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