On the evening of the Olympic opening ceremonies in Vancouver, Canadian Jeremy Laing paid tribute to some of his country's vast natural resources. "There's Northern elements—but presented in a refined way," the 29-year-old Toronto native said of his Fall collection. "It's not about trapper style."
A long, hooded maxi dress was printed with an interpretation of a Pacific First Nations print, and the incredible lightweight fur coats (a first for the designer) were made of beaver, raccoon, and muskrat pelts sustainably hunted in the Canadian wild. Also noteworthy was the new knitwear line, in particular a sumptuous, four-gauge, oversize wool sweater with 3-D dots. All told, Laing was savvy to shift away from the complicated architectural silhouettes he has emphasized in the past to focus more on texture and surface.
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