MARTIN LIM Spring 2012 – MFW 21
For the first official show of Montreal Fashion Week, the honor was bestowed upon the design duo of MARTIN LIM, Danielle MARTIN and Pao LIM, who presented a beautifully feminine collection of dresses and separates for the modern woman.
Described by one person as “a symphony of clothing…”, the Spring 2012 collection floated and fluttered effortlessly down the runway in beautiful, rich colors and very forgiving cuts. Inspired by a recent trip to Europe where decor, architecture and art were the primary catalysts for “…a collection which is a mix of sophisticated references that flirt with that which is fluid and with rigidity.” – MARTIN LIM. Hence creating fully over-locked, silk ruffled halters contrasting structured “paned” extreme fit tailored pants. Pearl finished embellishments accessorized skirts and dresses, and caught my eye, as well as some tunic dresses which puckered in just the right places. A great casting and fantastic off-site space made this a superb show to attend and start the day with.
Both graduates of the Ecole Superieure de Mode de Montreal – UQAM and the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (LONDON), MARTIN and LIM have also gained valuable industry experience in working with such names as haute couturiers Christian Lacroix and Roland Mouret (ooolala) and now with their own label destined for success, I wish them the best of luck for the “StartUp” final during LG Toronto Fashion Week!