Bandaged Haroine - SS 2010 from Lucian Matis

Lucian Matis SS 2010
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I am a big fan of Lucian Matis, who is an adorable, talented and hardworking Canadian designer. He has a sense of showmanship, drama and romance which translates to his clothes.

The Lucian Matis SS 2010 collection, presented during Toronto fashion week, includes beautiful textures and light reflecting fabrics, but has some heavy undertones. Despite the soft colour palette, it is dark, mysterious and slightly deranged (the opening music theme gives me the creeps). The clothes are divine, full of delicate details. The styling is strong and dramatic and makes the show so much more interesting. The oversized medieval jewelery was custom created by a Canadian couture jewelery designer Karen McFarlane. Stream the Lucian Matis show here.

PS. I must confess that my girlfriends and I completely fell head over heels for Lucian after we met him briefly last year during his Ottawa trunk show... :)


  1. Wow, really amazing! Having seen Lucian in person, this really represents his style in a great fashionable way...you should send it to him!

  2. That's beautiful Genya, I love your new painting technique the softness really suites Lucian's SS10 collection. Again, beautiful work.

  3. Erica, Anna: Thank you Girls!! Yes, I tried a different style of illustrating for this. I wanted it to be painted, inspired by the pre-raphaelites style. The clothes called for this :).

  4. Genya, you make me wish I had access to clothes like this! They look gorgeous in the pictures, but in your drawings, they come to life (as improbable as that sounds for garments)!


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