Once upon a time, masculine silhouettes weren’t fit for a feminine frame. Maison’s FW 2011 collection puts an end to that fairy tale, as this season designer Wendy Wong pairs dominant prints with menswear-inspired pieces. It’s Wendy Wong with a wink and with a rebellious twinkle in her eye, reinterpreting Maison’s girly persona via men’s tailoring.
Wong’s strategically-placed details allow for an edge of sexiness. Mystifying shades of burnt orange and deep plum amplify her collection. Slouchy-chic cardigans, figure flattering dresses, double-cuffed button ups and looser day-to-night silk create a collection that Wong calls, “street-chic and sophisticated.”
Topping this season’s styles are:
- Twilight – Emphasizing Wong’s urban-edge theme is this sand-washed silk number. The dress is made to turn heads with intricate open-back detailing, allowing for a kind- of sexy, kind-of raw monochromatic must-have. The elastically cinched waist shapes the feminine figure while shimmer adds the perfect shine for an evening out. Available in burnt orange, ecru or slate. Suggested retail: $198.
- Impulse – Paying homage to her hometown roots, Wong intertwines the signature Canadian maple-leaf symbol into a feminine blouse. This 100% silk piece offers just the right balance between masculine and feminine with roll-up cuffs and button detailing wearable for the office or a casual night. Mix and match this boyfriend top with a smart pantsuit or knee-high skirt. Suggested retail price: $176.
- Opera – The sophisticated allure that Wong introduced in her spring collection is back this season with a refreshing touch of chic. Wong plays with rich fabric and creates a romantic all-in-one dress with adjustable shawl. Available in black and slate, this piece crafts a delightful alternative to your every day evening attire. Let the shawl hang over your left shoulder or drape across your torso for warmth. Suggested retail: $154.
- Wild At Heart – A bolt of power with a burst of energy, Wong shocks the stock with a crystal electric ball inspired frock. This piece immediately attracts the eye, hitting just above the knee and creating a statement-making bustier pencil dress. Pair this wild favorite with neutral heels. Suggested retail: $242.
Price ranges from $70 - $300. Tops and dresses range from XS – XL; bottoms are offered in sizes 2-12. For more info visit www.maisonclothing.com.