July 28, 2011
Indie ready-to-wear label launches on August 5
Indie label, Sage Paul, will launch on August 5 at 8PM at Oz Studio’s (134 Ossington Ave.), with its End of Summer collection. Headed by emerging designer Sage Paul, her designs make use of contrasting, woven textures and classic, clean lines, bringing ready-to-wear apparel to men and women who radiate sophistication and are bold in expression.
The End of Summer collection is a small women’s line including cowl skirts, swooping necklines and vintage-inspired dresses, to segue us into early fall. The collection is romantic and confident, a balance of bold and soft prints featured on flowing fabrics paired with solid denims.
Sage Paul began designing prior to graduating George Brown College’s Fashion Design program in 2006, in Toronto. She has developed a unique perspective for fashion through her work in the Toronto Indigenous arts community, an urban community that continually pushes the boundaries and challenges notions of what a “Real Indian” is. As a member, Sage gains incredible inspiration from the strong cultural expressions that she sees everyday and applies it in her art process by merging the aesthetics of old and new Indigenous life with post-industrial urban life.
“I design clothes with the place, feeling, and smells in mind; heavily influenced by culture and the past. This small collection was inspired by Toronto’s humid and hazy August days and breezy evenings that induce memories of sipping luke-warm drinks on a run-down, whimsical patio,” says Sage. “It’s incredible to know this vision will shortly come to life, and I am truly excited and honoured to be working with an amazing group of local, talented artists and designers, all of whom I have known for some time and couldn’t have stepped into this venture without.”
The launch of Sage Paul will also feature work by local Toronto artists, in addition to food and beverage, dancing, and music. The event is by guest list only; to attend the launch and obtain further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sage Paul creates timeless pieces, entrusting men and women with looks that are chic, bold and nostalgic. Look forward to the reveal of the labels basics collection Cardigan in the early new year and its 2012 Fall/Winter Collection, both currently in development.
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