On Tuesday March 5 MooseandBeaver designer Leah Antoinette released her first Fall/Winter 2013 collection at the Burroughes Building. Notable guests were Luisa D'Oliveira (CBC's Cracked), Natalie Brown (CBC's Cracked, Being Human), Naomi Snieckus (BCC's Mr. D) and Matt Baram (City's Seed).
MooseandBeaver's pieces are knitted, printed and finished using environmentally friendly and traditional techniques. This collection was inspired by Cornelia Parker's Cold Dark Matter and Anti-Massinstallations at the De Yonge Museum in San Francisco. The collection consists of merino wool, alpaca and viscose yarns, distressed leather and vintage fur in a neutral palette base of dark browns and creams with unexpected pops of color. Runway footwear was provided by Nine West. The pieces will be available for sale across North America at mooseandbeaver.com and prices will range from $250-$1,000.
One of my favorite pieces was the fur hooded shawl. It was the talk amongst all of the attendees I chatted to. Also loved the slinky dresses, shawls and the outwear jackets. Looking forward to seeing her Spring collection. Visit the MooseandBeaver Facebook page to see more and read other reviews! The perfect post to celebrate International Women's Day. Congrats Leah on a beautiful collection!