Thanks to the likes of such designers as Alexander McQueen and Viktor & Rolf, the city of Calgary is entertained once again by it’s very own Nicole Rita Tomney, owner and designer of N.R.T. Fashions. This collection embraced the loss of sanity, with pieces reminiscent of straight jackets, asylum nurse silhouette and the kinds of images that flicker in the broken lights of an abandoned hospital from an old horror film.
Tying in designs that signify the talented N.R.T. designer we also see lots of draping and layers of plaid, a canvas like material and leather. And in keeping with her belief that the fashion speaks for itself, models were adorned with props and masks (some gas).
The location of this coming season’s collection only enhanced the inspired asylum feeling of the show, with its dark, open, cool atmosphere and cracked cement floors. Models, both men and women alike, came staggering down the runway to the dark and heavy sounds of Chron Goblin “Suicidal Sewer Bomber.”
A short but sweet show, this thought provoking designer’s newest collection really spoke to the beauty found in insanity.
Sarah Little || Image courtesy of N.R.T Fashions