Falbala - spring/summer 2005

Spring is about unmitigated celebration; Falbala doesn’t let us forget this as they promise to start spring 2005 with a bang.

Falbala continues what is quickly becoming a Montreal fashion tradition-vividly contrasting colours that challenge the outfits to search for harmony in diverse ways. This harmony is found in radical pieces like the hot salmon and white striped skirt and top, which because of the fitted silhouette masquerades as a dress missing a midsection. There is room for symmetry and asymmetry in the same outfit, as Falbala shows us time and time again.

Not only is this collection full of shoulder straps, but the outfits show them off as integral parts of silhouette, using them as well-placed bits of (often contrasting) colour. From broad bands to spaghettini filaments, these details speak volumes for the case of utility being made pretty.

There is European flair in Falbala’s marked A-line shapes and in the proliferation of blistering white. Gladly, this international flavour is difficult to ignore.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer