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.

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