28 Mar Fashion Preview #7: Brit Wacher Fall-Winter 2018
Last night the 7th edition of Fashion Preview brought together once again the fashion community of Montreal, in the Agora Hydro-Quebec of the UQAM. One of the highlights of the evening was the Brit Wacher show, with a Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection that was at par with our highest expectations.
Brittany Wacher, the creative mind behind the Brit Wacher brand, is a Canadian designer. She was born in Alberta, but her studies and her work took her from Vancouver (where she studied at LaSalle College) to Thailand (where she worked as a stylist), Netherlands (where she worked with Dutch designer Pauline Van Dongen), Montreal, where she lived for 3 years and now to Toronto, where she is currently based (but she confessed to us that she loved our beautiful city and hopes to be back here). Brittany has a very distinct and highly creative style, which combines minimalism with sharp angles and creative structural details, a dialogue between simplicity and chaos, as she describes it.
The Brit Wacher new collection follows the same structural aesthetics and combines geometric shapes with vibrant colours and black and white. Each piece was created separately, not as a collection, and has its own story and meaning to the artist, who used the process of creation as therapy during a personally difficult time. In terms of fabrics, Brittany’s new garments combine a lot of silk, cotton, wool twill as well as jersey. Put together, all her creations make up a beautiful collection, with a cosmic boudoir inspiration, and with a very strong look – real power-suits for today’s “bad-ass” women.
Text: Tora Chirila