story by Kerry Kong
photos by Aeric Meredith-Goujon
It is interesting to note that if you photograph into the light a person who is facing away from a bright window, the light that finds its way onto their skin looks more than a little bit like moonlight. Dualities exist in nature and legend and design, and it is in their contrast that we often find the most fascinating ideas. Toronto-based designer Jeremy Laing, known for a use of heavily geometric ideas in his work, recently found himself preoccupied with ideas about the winter equinox and the lunar eclipses, and from this he has produced a Fall 2011 collection that references binary notions of moon and sun. Much as Luna and Sol don’t appear together in the sky very often, when they do it is oddly stimulating and somewhat awe-inspiring, and it really works beautifully into what he has created.
The moonscape print long jersey dress appeared to get the most cameras attention, well-fit and sexy. Another stunning and eye-catching piece was a silk tulle cowled column dress with a hand of glory on the chest. The suits in Mr Laing’s collection also showcased his architectural talents with his precise cuts. Overall it was a very nicely-constructed and sophisticated collection.