Toronto Fashion Week: Jules Power’s debut lacked focus, but wearable pieces were a silver lining

JULES POWER Fall 2010. Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

Touted as “one to watch,” designer Jules Power had a lot to live up to when she faced the fashion squad on Monday evening. What we got was a hodge-podge of felt jackets, cargo shorts, a wacky range of prints (unicorns and leopard, say what?), lumberjack plaids and grey sweatshirt fabrics.  Translation: the collection lacked direction.  But in the fashion world, there’s always a silver lining.  In Power’s case, it was her line-up of jersey dresses. With their three-quarter length sleeves and simple body-skimming silhouettes, these garments distantly echoed Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrapped-jersey frocks, even if we did have a moment or two of been-there-seen-that. The opening floral mini-dress with a sweetheart neckline was another pretty option, and though we’ve seen motorcycle jackets before, we did like Power’s relaxed take. Overall it was a wearable and technically sound, albeit vanilla, debut.  The trouble is, we were expecting to see more of Power’s personality.

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