Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Mikhael Kale presents a perfectly painterly collection at the Corkin Gallery

Mikhael Kale Spring 2013
Photography by Marvan Kwan/S1 Group
Mikhael Kale Spring 2013
Photography by Marvan Kwan/S1 Group

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In ode to the art-inspired clothes that took to his art-inspired Spring 2013 collection earlier this week, Mikhael Kale’s latest show was granted special access to the usually un-bookable Corkin Gallery in Toronto’s East end Distillery District. The exclusive setting is also the current home to the Nigel Scott’s “Conversations with Blue” exhibit that inspired the collection. Not the first art-meet-cute for the two, Mikhael Kale and Nigel Scott collaborated on a special artistic project featured in our November issue.

Kale’s collection incorporated custom-made Japanese printed and dyed fabric mixed with textures such as lace, netting, fringe and beadwork. Garments were tailored and seemed to combine of both feminine and masculine elements. Skirts were structured, some with peplums and ruffles. Dresses had cut-outs, deep Vs what appeared to be hanging tie and bowtie details giving the collection a sense of ease and effortlessness. Several looks were topped with moto style jackets in contrasting prints. Models stood on risers styled with Nike sneakers and windswept hair furthering the coolness of the Mikhael Kale girl.