Marie Saint Pierre takes shape with contrasts 0
A model walks the runway at the Marie Saint Pierre fashion show during Montreal Fashion Week on March 1, 2010. (Kim Payant/QMI Agency)
MONTREAL - In true Marie Saint Pierre fashion, the designer is back this season with a black and white line.
With only a few hints of grey, the bio-chromatic collection is dominated by "second skin" effects.
More often than not, the clothing's shape takes on that of the body. Tight-fitting mesh sweaters are worn over thick, wool leggings and very high heels.
When she's not leaning towards the more extreme, Saint Pierre looks to jersey mini dresses and pantsuits with vests for women.
The designer seems to be constantly jumping between power and sensuality, sometimes giving way to designs based on what made her famous: origami.
Even more surprising are the touches of interlaced tubing worn as a necklace or a belt, resting on the shoulder in an asymmetrical fashion.
Just like a slow journey towards the sun, the fashion show ends with models wearing immaculate white coats with over-sized shoulders, tied to the waste for an immaculate and alluring look.