‘Old World meets new street’

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - STYLE -

Can you feel that chill in the air? Well, it’s of­fi­cial, the lazy days of sum­mer are over — it’s the first day of fall and I can think of no bet­ter way to cel­e­brate the change of the sea­sons than by fea­tur­ing one of the city’s hottest la­bels and its lat­est col­lec­tion.

Win­nipeg de­sign house Len­nard Tay­lor is just days away from pre­mier­ing its fall men’s col­lec­tion, a line of sleek sil­hou­ettes and so­phis­ti­cated charm.

“This col­lec­tion is edgy meets ca­sual; it’s warmth and func­tion with a twist. It’s Old World meets new street,” says Len­nard Tay­lor of his epony­mous line.

In­spired by the fine bal­ance be­tween com­fort­able prac­ti­cal­ity and stylish in­di­vid­u­al­ism, the fall men’s col­lec­tion in­cor­po­rates nat­u­ral tex­tiles such as raw cot­ton, denim and Ital­ian leather to cre­ate menswear that is nei­ther fussy nor over-re­laxed, but rather laid-back with class.

“This col­lec­tion is for lovers of clas­sic style and for those who want to make a state­ment,” ex­plains Tay­lor. “It has some edgy pieces that will catch your eye and it also has those ev­ery­day com­fort­able pieces for the more sub­tle per­son. This col­lec­tion is for some­one who is com­fort­able in their skin, which trans­lates to their sec­ond skin — their cloth­ing.”

The col­lec­tion is also a re­flec­tion of how the de­signer la­bel has evolved and grown over the past cou­ple years, from the early days of pop-up shops at lo­cal street fes­ti­vals to find­ing a per­ma­nent home in the Ex­change Dis­trict in a re­tail ware­house space be­fit­ting an ur­ban chic brand.

And ac­cord­ing to the de­signer, the Len­nard Tay­lor brand has been noth­ing short of a much-needed fash­ion fix for lo­cal style-savvy gents and, he hopes, global trend­set­ters in the years to come.

“The lo­cal re­cep­tion has been great — ev­ery­one is very en­thu­si­as­tic. I hope that one day the peo­ple who came to my shows in Win­nipeg can say, ‘Hey, I went to one of his shows be­fore he sprung to New York or Paris fash­ion weeks,’” says Tay­lor.

Get a first-hand look at the lat­est col­lec­tion from Len­nard Tay­lor at the fall col­lec­tion fash­ion show and bou­tique blowout sale tonight at 89 Princess St. Doors open at 7 p.m with the first of three fash­ion shows start­ing at 7:30, fol­lowed by shows at 8:30 and 9:30. Or you can check it out on­line at www. lennard­tay­lor.com. Got a sug­ges­tion for a fu­ture col­umn or a fash­ion trend worth fol­low­ing? Email Con­nie Tamoto at con­ni­eta­moto­fash­ion@hot­mail.com. Len­nard Tay­lor’s fall men’s line fea­tures items in raw

cot­ton, denim and Ital­ian leather.


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