Toronto, ON – Toronto-based designer Stephan Caras will unveil his Timeless Sensuality womenswear collection in the runway room on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. – the final evening of World MasterCard® Fashion Week. Inspired by a woman’s inner sensuality, the collection reflects Caras’ admiration of fashion as an extension of a woman’s inner beauty and self-assurance.
“This collection focuses on timeless elegance,” said Stephan Caras. “A woman exudes an innate confidence and femininity when she wears clothes that flatter her shape and highlight a natural radiance. I want women to feel beautiful in my pieces so I’ve designed them to be both sensual and practical.”
Soft winter-white fabrics mixed with delicate laces, satins and silk chiffons are offset by dramatic blacks and jersey combined with guipure lace, plunging necklines, open backs, exaggerated slits and trailing lengths. Sculptured gowns featuring corset and bustier tops emphasize intriguing shapes. Multi-petal organza and chiffon skirts are engineered to float and flirt. The collection utilizes shape, movement and a balanced mix of fabric, colour and texture to express Caras’ enduring inspiration in a fresh light.
Caras is a long-time supporter of the Canadian fashion industry. As president of Toronto Ontario Designers in the late 1980s, he worked to develop and bring European influences to Canada’s fashion scene. Working to progress the industry, he was also a proud participant in The Festival of Canadian Fashion, which also took place in Toronto in the 80s and featured more than 200 exhibitors from across the nation and fashion shows from over 20 of Canada’s top designers. Caras is rejoining Toronto’s fashion scene following years spent showing in Europe and internationally. Notable supporters of the brand include Lisa LaFlamme, Fiona Reid, Janet Lane Green and Maria Burton among others.