MANY HAPPY RETURNS
MIZ By Izzy Camilleri Fall 2013 opens Toronto Fashion Week
Even though Izzy Camilleri‘s return to the runway was marked with a remix of “Bad Things” by Jace Everett, the title song from True Blood, there was nothing bad, at all, about her debut collection for MIZ. Black and white houndstooth, proper lady’s frocks, mixing metallic gold sequins with cool wool camel pieces, and an age and ethnicity diverse casting, all made for a fabulous opening show for World MasterCard Fashion Week. We were big fans of Camilleri’s last endeavour, IZMA, a fur and gown line co-created with TheAesthete‘s Adrian Mainella that last showed in 2011, so we were equally excited to see where the designer would take her latest effort. “I created the MIZ collection because I feel there is a void in truly fashionable apparel that is made specifically for boomer-aged women,” Camilleri said in a statement before the show. By adding touches of tough, faux leather and fur, as well as fashioning capelets onto very proper dresses, Camilleri, who has been designing for almost 30 years, achieved her goal, and then some. A few members of the audience, who are not “boomer” age, are sure to be seen sporting one of these looks come fall, following in the footsteps of fashionable celebs like Nicole Kidman, Mila Kunis and Kirsten Dunst.
Photography by George Pimentel.