.@FarleyChatto "Tzar Nicholas II" Collection: A Reasoning Success at #WMCFW #Toronto
Farley Chatto “Tzar Nicholas II” Collection: A reasoning success at World MasterCard Fashion Week
Farley Chatto debuted his “Tzar Nicholas
II” Winter 2016 collection at World MasterCard Fashion Week on Thursday
evening to critical acclaim. The collection, inspired by the last
monarch of Russia, took into account the opulent furs and jewels that
the Romanov family often sported.
With lavish gowns, outerwear and accessories for men and women, Chatto’s
collection had key sponsorship from NAFA, whose Origin Assured furs
indicate that they are sustainably produced in countries where there are
governing regulations surrounding the fur industry.
A sumptuous palette of mink, silver fox, sable and chinchilla furs were
combined with wild long-sheared beaver, lynx, coyote and racoon to
create a unique look. The silhouettes ooze drama with long, fitted and
flowing cuts, intricate beading and plush fabrics. Czar Nicholas’
military style of dress was evident in the collection, with fur sashes,
officer-style peacoats and traditional Russian headwear dominating the
runway. The show’s closing look, a beaded white wedding gown with a fur
capelet, was a stand-out.
ABOUT FARLEY CHATTO
Farley Chatto is a Toronto-based designer with a global clientele who is
renowned for his eponymous line of haute couture menswear launched in
1988. Over the course of more than 25 years in the fashion and design
industry, he has dressed such notable celebrities as Sarah Jessica
Parker, Chris Noth, Drake, Elton John, and George Clooney. Chatto has
also amassed an impressive list of corporate clients, including MAC
Cosmetics, Virgin, Barbie, Veuve Clicquot, Louis Vuitton and Target
Canada. In addition to his corporate work and his label, Chatto has
provided costumes for the Toronto cast of the hit Broadway musical The Producers and for Canadian Idol, as well as for the cast of the television series, Hannibal.
Chatto teaches at the Academy of Design in Toronto and he is also the
in-house designer at Four Seasons Fur Co. where he works with customers
to design and develop their furs.