Marie Saint Pierre - fall/winter 2010

Marie Saint Pierre gives us deceptive ease and lightness in ol’ basic black for fall-winter 2010.

In an urban scheme of black, gunmetal, and nude, the designer uses stretch jersey to sensually wrap and drape every nook of the body. Likely the most debated accessories at Montreal Fashion Week, Saint Pierre’s large twisted ropes and bulbs are covered in the same jersey, offsetting the simple cuts with a touch of the bizarre and the beautiful.

Proving futuristic can also be sexy. Body-skimming fluid grey and black dresses reveal curves and a hint of skin with every move. Also, shoulders come to the fore with sharp tuxedo-style suits and translucent knits. Case in point: the snowy wool coat with sculpted shoulders and a gracefully folded hem is an outfit that moves with every step.

While the trends for draping and top-heavy silhouettes have persisted in popularity for the last few seasons, this veteran Canadian designer shows how to do it simply, and to do it well.


Chin Seow Pua, Fashion Writer