Lennard Taylor Spring / Summer 2016

I’ve had the pleasure of viewing many fashion shows involving Winnipeg designer and artist, Lennard Taylor. My first back in September 2012, where I bought my first LT jacket. I’ve been hooked ever since! From charity fundraisers to Raw:Natural Born Artist expos he has never served to disappoint. But where his talent truly shines are when he puts on his own show.

Photo-Silas Chipelski

Photo-Silas Chipelski

 

Style_Hunter_Fox_Blog_125I’ll never forget viewing his 2013 spring line in a remodelled old monestary in the west end. Dark, dramatic, very avant garde. My first glimpse of high fashion in our great little city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lennard’s spring 2016 show, held in a crisp, white, obscur location in downtown Winnipeg held up those high standards I’ve come to expect of him.

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I always think his denim can’t get any cooler and then it does.

Photo- Silas Chipelski

Photo- Silas Chipelski

 

All of the draping and layering!

Photo- Silas Chilpeski

Photo- Silas Chilpeski

Photo- Silas Chilpeski

Photo- Silas Chilpeski

Being an artist and designer, Lennard took this opportunity to showcase, not only his fashions, but some of his unmistakable paintings on the runway.

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The real highlight for the whole crowd was something I had not seen him do before.  Live painting of several of his pieces on the models.Style_Hunter_Fox_Blog_129

You could hear the buzz of the audience as soon as the paint cans made an appearance. All the phones came out to record this art in the making.

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How fascinating to watch him at work. Swift, confident strokes. Masterpieces complete and walking in minutes.

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He painted a dress I just had to have. Click here to see the clip I took.

Clean, white makeup by The BeYouTee factory, sleek hair by Aveda and Natasha Ateah and the ever polished models from Swish rounded out all of the creative details.

Photo- Silas Chilpeski

Photo- Silas Chilpeski

 

Photo- Patti Henderson

Photo- Patti Henderson

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Photo- Patti Henderson

                                                                                       A benefit of attending his solo shows is the ability to shop his collection as soon as they come off the models. And we all know that shopping is fun! 

And, my one of a kind, hand painted, Lennard Taylor dress is perfect for summer.

Photo- Dano Tanaka

Photo- Dano Tanaka