On the evening of Saturday, September 29, 2007, fashionistas and art enthusiasts gathered on Gwynne Avenue to await the showing of the Common Cloth Spring Summer 2008 fashion show.
This year Melanie Talbot and Kristina Bozzo decided to hold their fashion show during the Nuit Blanche art festival, so that passersby could peer in while models pounded the pavement in sexy jersey dresses which ranged in length from mini shirt dresses to the floor.
The show kicked off with a bang with models stomping to Montreal-based band Famous Lovers. The first stunner of the evening was a floor length artichoke dress. Main staples of the collection followed with short shorts and diamond back cut outs on simple and elegant dresses and shirts.
Determined to step up their business, Common Cloth is also coming out with their very first accessories line later this year.
The designers seemed to be emoting their own personal style with models styled in classic aviators and natural wavy hair resembling designer Melanie Talbot's signature style. The 1970s-folk-era-inspired pieces all gave an air of simplistic sexiness, which gives Canadians something to look forward to after a freezing winter of complicated layering.
Grey jerseys, cottons and white linens adorned the long leggy models, re-inventing the basic tank top and short set. The collection spoke to everyone from the teenage trend-setter to the cosmopolitan professional.
The collection seemed to characterize an intelligent woman, while showcasing work pieces as well as fun party girl outfits. Khaki shorts, cigarette pants, wide leg high-waisted jeans and beautiful white shirts were sprinkled lovingly throughout the show.