A head for business, and a bod for sin? The theme of Rachel Sin’s spring 2015 collection was Work and Play. The Toronto Fashion Week designer embodies that lifestyle by creating clothes for busy, stylish women. The looks on the runway were appropriate for the office but can be dressed down or up to go out at night.
She designs for women like herself. The clothes are well fit. Her use of color blocking and body flattering lines look great on most women. I have come to recognize the figure contouring seams and quirky graphic prints as her signature aesthetic. The clothes are sexy and tasteful. Her collection is a young one, but I keep seeing top Canadian personalities snatch up her outfits in my media feeds.
I wonder if she also had the line from the movie “Working Girl” in her head like I did when she created this collection. I found the styling of the hair and makeup similar to the reformed sophisticated Melanie Griffith post-makeover. Was the subliminal message that anyone can transform themselves to success with the right look?
The line is reasonably priced where most dresses are between $200-$300 USD. The overall design may not be groundbreaking, but all the clothes are what women like to wear and trust they can look good in. I know it is a struggle for young designers to grow into a mega brand, but if I was to place my bets on anyone, it would be Rachel Sin.
Photos by David TW Leung