Posted May 17, 2010 in About Last Night, Made in Canada | 0 Comments

Gone Fishing – Philip Sparks

Saturday night, after a long, and mind-numbingly boring week of work I slipped on my party shoes (a pair of studded heels to be exact) and headed over to not-so-“local”-anymore designer Philip Sparks studio for a petite soiree to show off his Fall 2010 collection. Located in the Burroughes Building on Toronto’s Queen West, Sparks’ studio features a mix of vintage posters, sewing machines, and nic-nacs that are perfectly in-line with the aesthetic of his brand.

There was wine and cheese a-flowing, and a dj set up in the corner blaring out enough Beyonce to get everyone bouncing, occasionally even sparking impromptu, karaoke-style sing-alongs. I perused the racks of impeccably well-tailored men’s clothing and accessories, drooling over the stripes and plaids of this nautical collection; the kind of clothing I would be forced to steal from any boyfriends’ closet. Inspired by the sea, and particularly by Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”, the collection featured modern updates on classic staples such as pea-coats, knit-wear, and long johns.

The designer himself mingled amongst the crowd, chatting with the friends and colleagues that showed up to help celebrate. My favorite spotting? Running into blogger-extraordinaire Randi Bergman of thekatiegirls. Randi was most recently named “Blogger of the Moment” by Teen Vogue so I highly suggest you all take a gander at her site.

After indulging in a sufficient amount of wine and old cheddar, I made my way home and put myself to bed, dreaming of whales, and handsome fellows in newsboy caps and three-piece suits.

Check out this video of the collection & click here for the highlights from the Philip Sparks showing during Montreal Fashion Week!

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