CAITLIN POWER/ De­signer

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THE BREAK­OUT COL­LEC­TION

dur­ing last March’s round of fall 2012 run­way shows was un­ques­tion­ably Caitlin Power’s (caitlin­power. com) dark, sci-fi lineup. The de­signer is back on the run­way dur­ing Toronto’s Fash­ion Week (world­mas­ter­card­fash­ion­week.com) on Oc­to­ber 23 as a part of Mercedes Benz’s sea­sonal Start Up com­pe­ti­tion. Here’s what to ex­pect.

De­scribe the Caitlin Power look?

I de­sign for a strong, em­pow­ered, so­phis­ti­cated woman. She be­lieves in clas­sic tai­lored pieces but has a dark, edgy side to her. My de­sign phi­los­o­phy comes from my in­spi­ra­tion: ar­chi­tec­ture. Build­ings are strong, pow­er­ful pieces, and so are women.

Why in­clude menswear in your fall col­lec­tion then?

I’ve al­ways been in­spired by men’s tai­lor­ing, and at the time it just felt right. At this point I’ve learned that the type of men’s gar­ments I want to cre­ate are too pricey to pro­duce in Canada. I’ve de­cided to put menswear on hold, but will re­visit it in the fu­ture.

What’s on your in­spi­ra­tion board for spring 2013?

“Ref­er­ences of light, metallics, a half-man/half-ro­bot and ar­chi­tec­tural stair­cases.”

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