Who better to share the bench with at Vawk’s runway show than one of FILLER’s favorite stylists, Nadia Pizzimenti. Tasteful yet risky, Pizzimenti’s appeal, for me, lies in her ability to evolve and take big chances without falling over the edge. Although she may have been playing it casual in H&M and Marc Jacobs, Pizzimenti’s work speaks for itself, showing off her ability to break down fashion barriers and go beyond the trends of the day.

The man behind Vawk — Project Runway Canada winner Sunny Fong — is amongst the new generation of Canadian designers setting trends on a global level, and Pizzimenti was kind enough to share her thoughts on his catwalk.

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?

Bold colour and prints.

What is the most extravagant piece in your closet?

A full fringed Phillip Lim dress.

What is your guilty pleasure when it comes to your wardrobe?

Value Village – love that place.

What designer, dead or alive, would you rather be enjoying this show with tonight?

Miuccia Prada, I would love to know what goes on in her head.

Who is the most important person to impress at Fashion Week?

For designers, buyers and media.

Is there a trend for next season that you hope will disappear before it makes it from the runways to the storefronts?

High-waisted shorts. They really only look good on models.

What surprised you most about today’s show?

The upbeat vibe, music & tailoring.

Any trends from the runway tonight that you think might cross over into the everyman/woman’s closet?

The metallic details mixed with more conservative silhouettes.

If you could take one piece from the runway home with you, what would it be?

I really loved the floor length pleated skirt.

What is the biggest change or departure in terms of trends from last season?

There were definitely more tailored pieces in this collection than the last.

VAWK S/S 2012 RUNWAY photography by Rebekah Reiko