Earlier this month, for the third year in a row, Pascal Labelle returned to Toronto Women's Fashion Week to showcase his latest Fall/Winter collection.
As one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Pascal did not disappoint. Bringing vibrant and bold rocker inspired pieces, his collection was elegant, bold and wearable.
We've talked about Pascal before in our magazine, simply because we love his ability to create pieces that reflect his clients. To give a little background, Pascal started his brand in 2005 exclusively making coats. Using leathers furs and cashmeres Pascal offers high-quality contemporary pieces fitted for an urban lifestyle. His design-range has no boundaries, from a high-powered career professional to a real-life rock star, each one of his creations tells a story and symbolizes the essence of each client.
During his last show in Toronto we had the privilege to sit down and discuss his latest collection and his brand as a whole.
In describing his brand Pascal stated, "all the pieces are made to measure. My goal is to create unity through difference. I like to feel and get to know the person in front of me so I can create a piece that is uniquely them, with - of course - a touch of Pascal."
Creating a unique chic piece, Pascal uses recycled furs and bold leathers to really make a statement. When asked why he chooses recycled fur he explained "Recycling fur is really important to me, I'm very big on being green and working to create a better future" . Using leathers and furs has become Pascals signature, it's what comes to mind when we think of Pascal. In our interview we asked what gravitates him towards those fabrics, to which he responded ""It's the most elegant thing and so versatile. I can do what I want with leather and fur; dye it, cut it, add embellishment, what ever suits the person wearing it." Pascal also stated that his pieces are meant to empower - more specifically he had stated that his pieces were made to make women feel more empowered and liberated.
In comparison to last season, Pascal incorporated many of his traditional elements but this time added a twist with a more neutral palette. This is our second time watching his runway and we have to say the theme and edginess of his shows just gets better and better.
Now, we usually talk about the major trends from the show, however, because Pascal creates one of a kind pieces mirroring the person wearing them, it wouldn't make sense to categorize his collection. Instead, we've compiled the looks of his latest season below. To see his full collection, click on the slide show below.