Friday, October 26, 2012

Cutting A Rug At Korhani Home

It is no wonder that KORHANI Home is one of the hot ticket items every year at Toronto Fashion Week! With carpets masquerading as dresses, parrots, and models who are purely enjoying getting into character on the runway, this show is a pleasure to watch. I had a smile on my face watching the KORHANI Home Spring/Summer 2013 show and that is definitely a good thing.  

KORHANI Home is a company that provides fashion for the home. Chief Designer and Creative Director, Kirsten Korhani, has an eye for fashion and hones in on it by creating designs and patterns that are transformed into rugs, tables and other accent pieces for the home.  

The fashion show presented three distinct style aesthetics, each with models playing up the characters down the runway.

First up was Belle du Jour and it began as the guests were taking their seats. A model, primped herself and powdered her face at the top of the runway as if completely unfazed by the large crowd of show-goers entering the room. With a distinctly Parisian aesthetic, the outfits were warm, soft with pale cream colours and deep reds.  

The second round of home fashions was called Puttin’ on the Ritz and it represented the opulence of The Great Gatsby era. Models giggled and skipped down the runway to music from the 20s in heavy straw outfits with distinctive swirl patterns. Even the boys got in on the fun and walked down the runway with a lady on each arm. You couldn’t help but smile as you watched these models giggle and bounce around the runway to the music.

The final and most colourful round was called Tropical Paradise and it featured a hilarious male model who hammed it up for the crowd and parrots that made their entrance perched on the arms of models. Bright colours, floral headpieces and over-sized beaded necklaces ruled this part of the show.   

The KORHANI Home show was such a pleasure to watch and it was so refreshing to see the models enjoy themselves while playing up their characters. While the fashion was very interesting to the eye, unfortunately, it is for the runway show only. You can find KORHANI Home online and the rugs will be available at Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, and Loblaws this spring.   

Stay tuned for more Toronto Fashion Week coverage coming up!

Carolyn Desrosiers is the style blogger behind  Find her on Twitter @covetedclassics

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