MFW18 Day 2 - Philip Sparks, Coccolily

Semaine de Mode Montréal 18
Silvia Di Iorio
Tuesday night at the Old Port, fashionistas gathered for day 2 of Montreal Fashion Week. The ambiance was lively as everyone was excited for more shows and meet-and-greets with the designers – myself included. The cocktail lounge and theatre rooms were equally buzzing with excitement, loud music, and of course, wonderful clothes.


Menswear designer Philip Sparks presented his show in the Cocktail Lounge, which I thought was a brilliant idea. It was informal, but professional nonetheless, and the audience could get a close look at the garment details of Sparks’ designs. “We used a Moby Dick theme for the collection”, says Sparks of his Fall/Winter 2010 show. The collection was mainly centered around wool melton, cashmere, and suede fabrics. Sparks had paired the coats with classic cotton trousers. The coats, however, were perfectly tailored and well-worn by the male models. The coats were mainly black, navy blue, or gray, which only reiterates the dark plotline of the classic Moby Dick novel, by Herman Melville. The models looked comfortable and stylish, and by the end of the show, I felt like I needed to buy a coat for myself! (a petite size, of course). I especially liked the attention to details, such as large patch pocket that covered the entire back of a navy blue cargo-style coat. Definitely a timeless collection.

The models sported the latest watches by the American brand of Hamilton watches, which is already making its name known in Canada.


This is the collection I impatiently waited almost a week to see – and it was more than I expected it to be! The ultra-feminine Fall/Winter 2010 collection for Coccolily was refreshing and the show was lively. The color palette consisted of mainly black and white, but the cuts and fabrics made the classic color-combo playful and youthful. Lots of satin dresses with lace trim and sleeves with volume, which gave the collection a romantic feel. It reminded me a little of Nadya Toto’s collection because of some slim dresses with lace details. However, designer Naana Tennachie Yankey took it to the next level, and even shocked the audience with some provocative outfits.


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