UNDERGROUND MONARCH RUNWAY

 

 

THANK YOU to my models:

Look 1: Malcom
Look 2: Jayjay
Look 3: Mercedes
Look 4:Shalaine
Look 5: Reggie
Look 6 : Vanessa
Look 7 : Beatris
Look 8: Festina
Look 9: Delaney
Look 10. Aleksandra

Crowns in collaboration with Kirsten Garbutt

Finessing by Kealan Sullivan

Select accessories by Micheline Wedderburn

Hair by Lisa Tuff

Makeup by Rachel Jones

Runway visuals in collaboration with Intrinsiq Magazine

Lighting & Tech by Calder Ross

Backstage coordinator- Liam Colbourne

I must also thank Fashion Art Toronto for allowing me to follow my vision for this collection, which I feel has been my most articulated line to date. My devotion to sustainable fashion has been recognized and I am living my highest truth by doing these collections.

I love all of you who support me.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Stevie Crowne

 

 

SS18, “UNDERGROUND MONARCH” premieres April 18th 2018 at 9:15pm at Fashion Art Toronto

 

 

 

 

Royal Blue Sleeve “Underground Monarch” Leather Jacket

Brocade Embellished “Underground Monarch” Bomber

SS18, “UNDERGROUND MONARCH” Collection premieres April 18th 2018 at 9:15pm at Daniels Spectrum as a part of the “DISCONNECT” day for Fashion Art Toronto.

For my Spring Summer 2018 range of designs, I am combining a traditional aspect of regal aesthetic, while incorporating my trademark underground vintage fashion style. The initial idea was to take two opposite concepts, and in harmony, bring the two together to break the divide between high class and low class society. The show itself will begin with streetwear inspiration, with a monarch inspired take before the collection slowly transforms into more sophisticated look which will possesses an element of grit, grunge, and rock and roll which is what I am known for.

The “Underground Monarch” collection visually will begin with royal blue leather jackets, paneled with red velvet cuffs, trimmed with brocade. You will also see embellished gold brocade trimmings placed strategically on street bomber jackets for men and women. The pivotal moment in this collection will be the new way I am redesigning denim this season, which will be shown midway through the show. Thereafter you will see an introduction of the sophisticated part of the show through the form of tailored blazer dresses, paneled with deep wine paisley velvet’s, finished with top quality 10c YKK gold zipper trimmings. High end luxury cloaks will also be a new addition to my runway collection which will close the show. I am collaborating with Kirsten Garbutt (Blackgypsy.ca).

 The initial concept of this line comes from the idea that no matter where we come from, we all have the power to be the kings or queens of our own choices, decisions, and lifestyles. One may begin their own journey below ground but it doesn’t mean that you can’t dictate later on that you want to branch out into a more sophisticated style while remaining true to who you are. I researched the modern royal British monarch fashion history for about three months before delving into my own personal street style roots which always was easy to tap into.
Visit my artist profile at www.fashionarttoronto.ca/artists-designers-2018/stevie-crowne/ to buy tickets.