By: Amanda Phuong
The main runway had been turned into a boudoir and model, Dani Seitz, sat in front of a vanity in a beautiful gown, demonstrating to us, how she had perfected the art of looking bored. When it came time for the show to start, Seitz struts her stuff, flipping her hair and giving the audience sultry looks. The audience was so in awe with her utmost beauty, that they barely noticed that gorgeous gown she was wearing was actually a rug.
Kirsten Korhani is the creative director of Korhani Home, a Canadian rug and home dÃ©cor company that has been displaying their rugs as dresses at Torontoâ€™s Fashion week for the past four years. Korhaniâ€™s philosophy is that people should treat their homes like their wardrobes, stocking up on classic, staple pieces, while accessorizing differently for every season. With a background in fashion, Korhani undeniably expresses and appreciates the limitless boundaries of fashion.
The show was divided into various sections, with a mini film to introduce each one. As each mini collection made its way down the runway, the outfits became more and more intricate, displaying the true talent that Korhani embodies. Inspiration ranged from The Great Gatsby; where ragtime dance time was in full force as models bounced down the runways, Glamour Punk; where boustier dresses, pencil skirts and cropped capes in floral and lace designs showcased a 30s sophistication, and tropical inspired collection, which was by far my favorite and featured dresses of colorful prints, full bodies, bras tops and jumpsuits. The models were decked out in colorful necklaces, bangles and even had a live parrot in tow.
Overall the show was amazing, if you missed it, you missed out. If Korhani was trying to prove to us her design skills, she did. If she was trying to convince us to purchase a new rug for our homes, she did. And if she was trying to start a new trend in rugs as clothing, she did great, â€˜cause Iâ€™m wearing my bath mat as a tube dress right now.