Celebrating the launch of her new label, Moose&Beaver Apparel, designer and owner Leah Antoinette threw a stellar Fall/Winter 2013 show for the brand last Tuesday in an open loft space at the top of the Burroughes Building in downtown Toronto.
The undeniably Canadian and sophisticated collection featured pieces made from luxurious materials such as hand-knitted alpaca yarns, leathers, and vintage furs, making the brand both environmentally-conscious and animal-friendly. Neutral hues with bold drops of navy, modern tailoring, and blended textiles are all hallmarks of this diverse collection of casualwear that is eye-catching enough to wear day or night.
An audience favorite of the collection, and of THE BRUNETTES as well, was a fur-trimmed snood that would make as much of a statement on the streets as it did on the runway. Pieces from this Moose&Beaver Apparel line will range in price from $250 to $1000 and can be purchased in stores throughout North America and on the company’s site, a small price to pay for an item of winter clothing that manages to be light, warm, soft and edgy all rolled into one.
Authored by John Ibbitson
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