Nadya Toto - fall/winter 2006

For fall/winter 2006-07, Nadya Toto trots out examples of the different the’s that have made her a fixture on the Canadian fashion stage.

The crinkle: get lost in the sleeves of the peau-de-soie blouse. The design genius of the crinoline layer skirt becomes transparent when lit from behind.

The slink: midnight blue crepe dress that wouldn’t be right without the gathered hem and wouldn’t be a Nadya Toto dreamwork without the nubby pom-pom tassels. The white stretch sweater creeps up the neck for magnificent extension.

The ruffle: blue boiled wool coats with furling ruffles in the front are to die for, or at least, to spend for. The tartan skirt is layered just chaotically enough to be deviantly cool.

The softer-than-marshmallow-clouds: a delicate purple knit sweater with peek-a-boo chevron checks. Love the black velvet dress with a colourful band at the bottom. Black Victorian lace abounds, often combining opposing directions within the same outfit for provocative counterpoint.

The illusion: what would a Nadya Toto collection be without a least one fabric with two-tone sheen? Gold and black do an optical dance in more than a few dresses. The crimson popcorn embroidery on black makes you want to reach out and touch.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer