FC Designer Spotlight: Kabuki

trunk sale

Beginning tomorrow, Shelley Yu, creator of Kabuki will be hosting a trunk show at our Roncesvalles store! Shelley will be offering discounts of up to 80% all weekend long – stop by and snag something gorgeous! You’ll also have the opportunity to meet Shelley tomorrow (Friday) from 12-6pm!

Here are some of the gorgeous pieces from her Fall/Winter collection:KAB1020-webKAB0960-web

Q&A with Shelley Yu:

How long have you been designing/where did you get your start?
I was working  as a designer for apparel companies in Japan for years before I moved to Toronto in the summer of 2009. I launched my own label in April of 2011 in Toronto.

Where did you find your inspiration for your fall/winter collection?
The movie “Roman Holiday” reminded me of the beautiful 50s’ silhouette. So I decided to focus on the style of the 50s, casual, sophiscated and romantic. Black is the main colour for this collection, but decorated with lace, frills, ruffles or cutting in a floating shape brought romance to otherwise simple lines.

What is the most rewarding part about having your own line?
The dream I’ve had since I was 12 of having my own fashion line is now a reality!

What has been the best part of your Fresh Collective journey thus far?
I do love working at the Roncesvalles store one day a week so that I have a chance to directly communicate with customers. Their advice is treasure to me and helps me develop my designs. Also, I get the chance to hear them saying they LOVE my designs. I harvest encouragement, support and the happiness of achievement from this 4 letter word.
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Also hosting a trunk show TOMORROW ONLY at our Queen St Store: Kat Shura of Curious Oddities. Meet Kat from 1pm-5pm and pick up some treasures!

Click the image below to see the Curious Oddities Designer Spotlight:

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