Democracy is the new chic at TFW, and the Peacock Parade is bringing the runways to the people, one couture garment at a time. Behind this online entrepreneurship are Jan Gandhi and Nancy Sahota, two women who have made creating accessibility in a traditionally restricted world, their career mandate. Offering high-end and exclusive designer pieces at affordable prices via Peacock Parade’s online platform, Gandhi and Sahota are giving Canadian shoppers the option to access what may have only been available to them South of the border, with the added bonus of not breaking the bank. For fans of our Northern talent, the ladies at Peacock Parade have partnered with Denis Gagnon as part of their “Off the Runway” initiative, where clients gain exclusive access to pieces off the catwalk less than 24 hours after the last model walks the runway.
Gagnon’s SS12 line presented a dichotomy of flirty femininity and androgynous masculine designs, and as the models skipped, smiled and swirled down the runway, so did this Montreal designer’s talent for shaking things up and pushing the boundaries. A match made in heaven, the Peacock Parade’s ecommerce model is as au currant, as Gagnon’s new line itself.
RATE THE IMPORTANT OF FASHION IN YOUR LIFE, 10 BEING FOOD I.E. NECESSARY TO LIFE.
WHAT DO YOU PREDICT TO BE THE BIGGEST TREND TO HIT THE STREETS NEXT SEASON?
N: Pleated skirts and pants.
J: Floral and asymmetrical hemlines.
IS THAT REFLECTED IN THIS LINE?
WHAT IS THE MOST EXTRAVAGANT PIECE IN YOUR CLOSET?
N: Brian Atwood calf hair heels.
J: Fur Izma dress.
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR WARDROBE?
WHAT DESIGNER, DEAD OR ALIVE, WOULD YOU RATHER BE ENJOYING THIS SHOW WITH TONIGHT?
N: Alexander Wang
J: Karl Lagerfeld
WHO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON TO IMPRESS AT FASHION WEEK?
N: Jan Gandhi
J: Nancy Sahota
IS THERE A TREND YOU SAW TODAY THAT YOU HOPE WILL DISAPPEAR BEFORE IT MAKES IT FROM THE RUNWAYS TO THE STOREFRONTS?
N: Nothing! I don’t discriminate.
J: Hot pants.
WHAT SURPRISED YOU MOST ABOUT TODAY’S SHOW?
N: The flat shoes.
J: Models dancing and twirling.
WHAT WAS THE SINGLE ELEMENT THAT JUMPED OUT AT YOU DURING THE SHOW?
ANY TRENDS FROM THE RUNWAY TONIGHT THAT YOU THINK MIGHT CROSS OVER INTO THE EVERYMAN/WOMAN’S CLOSET?
N: Mix of soft (floral pants), and edgy (leather).
J: Flowing silks.
IF YOU COULD TAKE ONE PIECE FROM THE RUNWAY HOME WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
N: Floral pants
J: Sheer tuxedo shirt.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHANGE OR DEPARTURE IN TERMS OF TRENDS FROM LAST SEASON, BASED ON THE COLLECTION WE JUST SAW?
N: Mix of masculine and feminine.
J: Softness, flowy, dreamy clothes.