Thursday, November 1, 2007
Beauty News: Bustle Delivers At L'Oreal Fashion Week Spring 2008
Bustle known for its sportif themed shows and preppy-sexy clothes, invited the audience to a night at the horse tracks last Tuesday. Always fun, fresh, and cheeky their spring collection did not disappoint. The venue filled in quickly as everyone eagerly took their seats. As much as I wanted to see the clothes, Bustle is also known for choosing hot male models with the perfect amount of buff and muscles. I along with probably every woman in the crowd sat on the edge of our seats, camera focused and ready. With a growing celebrity following (Nicole Ritchie, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Stacy McKenzie, and Jesse Metcalfe are huge fans) I spotted a few Canadian t.v. personalities: Jessie Cruickshank and Dan Levy, hosts of The Hills Aftershow on MTV who also strutted their stuff on the runway, the designers from PRC (I was able to get a quick snapshot of some of them) who came in support of their judge Shawn Hewson, the guys from Design Rivals and So Chic Chris Hyndman and Steven Sabados, and Monica Schnarre host of Celebrity R.S.V.P to name a few.
Bustle's spring line was a collection of sharply tailored leisure suits with a definite twist featuring a bright green horse shoe on the back pockets which added an element of surprise. The colour palette included pastels mixed with neutrals and browns in solids and pinstripes. Ties, bowties, hats, and suspenders added a bit of fun to each outfit. The suits were nicely fitted on the models showcasing their athletic frame...oh yes, back to the clothes! This season featured pieces mainly for guys and a few male-inspired outfits for the women.
Lawyers-turned-designers and power couple, Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow, have definitely created a niche market creating clothes for the next generation of trendy and fashion conscious sport aficianados. I left the show feeling giddy - I guess that's what guys in really nice clothes does to a woman. Now if horse jockeys could only look like the models that night...