Twenty-three year old, Alberta native, Caitlin Power, debuted her second collection to an eager runway audience at Toronto Fashion Week. Her line offers contemporary pieces – think tailored and tapered pants, silks blouses and form-fitting dress – that come with a futuristic feel and downtown cool. As one of our most anticipated shows of the week, we weren’t disappointed in terms of style and esthetic, however, the “power” in her technical ability is weak. Rippling seams, ill-fitting cuts and poor fabrication were difficult to dismiss in certain looks. However, Power is a young designer with immense promise, and there is, without a doubt, still room to grow and develop. We look forward to seeing what she shares with us next.

Toronto Fashion Week: Caitlin Power F/W 2012