Sunday, November 24, 2013

The VAWK Holiday Collection Preview

Toronto designer Sunny Fong, founder of luxury ready-to-wear label VAWK has again partnered with eBay Canada to sell his limited edition holiday collection. I was lucky enough to meet Fong and see this exclusive collection at eBay's Toronto headquarters.  

Fong's collections fuse classic femininity with provocative accents to create a timeless, sensual look. All pieces are made in his Toronto studio with carefully selected fabric that is usually purchased locally. 

He chooses thick, high quality textiles that will not stick to a woman's body, ensuring a flattering fit for various ages and sizes. 

Focusing on growing his brand internationally, he revamped his designs for this collection. “Instead of just bringing back the items we created from the last collection, I spiced them up for the holidays,” he said.
The most stunning piece of the collection, the White Manta formal gown, is a wintery white colour that will look elegant at holiday parties. I love how racy this gown is. The cut accentuates curves and the sexy sheer break in fabric points just high enough to preserve propriety. This gown will be auctioned on eBay with all proceeds going to Kids Help Phone.  The starting bid is only 99 cents!

Sarah Worden and Megan Philpot of Kids Help Phone with White Manta Gown

As I am on the hunt for that perfect little black dress this season, the Black Manta dress caught my eye. What I liked best was the matte sequins that added some oomph without going over the top. Like its white counterpart, the fabric on this dress smoothes out all lumps and bumps, promising a favourable fit. Its function is universal as it can be worn to a nice restaurant, a cocktail party, or out dancing. Its timeless design and high quality craftsmanship will ensure enjoyment for seasons to come.
Pair these dresses with the fox fur trimmed Manta Caplet for a cute, practical way to stay warm as you attend this winter's social engagements.
Fong also created a series of scarves, my favourite being the Lizard-twig print silk-blend scarf. I love the pop in colour and winter twig motif that is sure to spice up daily winter attire. The collection also features some unisex leather accessories that add a bit of edge to your wardrobe, such as the leather embossed collar, cuff, and duo leather tie.  

This sophisticated collection is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and will be sold exclusively on eBay from December 2nd to 8th, or while supplies last.   --- Alicia Vandeweghe

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