Toronto: Joe Fresh Style Spring 2010

JOE FRESH STYLE Spring 2010. Photography by Angela Y. Martin

The show for Joe Fresh Style is always a madhouse, with all and fashion sundry up to the rafters to see what Joe Mimran [watch our interivew] had cooked up for his grocery store brand. Part of the hype is wondering which big names Mimran will bring in to stalk his catwalk. This season it was Keith Richards’ daughter, Theodora Richards, who danced her way out of an opening stumble. The lineup also included rising Canadian stars Amanda Laine, Addison Gill, Kori Richardson and Tara Gill. Anyway, on to the clothes.

The look, in a word, was underwear. Gingham bras and bloomers, a sweater body suit, body con dresses (okay, body shapers, but they were worn as dresses) and high-waisted shorts with non-existent legs (see: no-pants). Transparency cropped up everywhere from organza blouses and filmy silk onesies to mesh tees with delicate rosette appliques. A vintagey lace coat was another take on the same idea of see-through coverage. In some cases it was hard to tell what was meant as clothing and what was meant as underpinning, but trying to distinguish the two almost misses the point.

See our gallery of the show after the jump.

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