Miriam Baker’s Parisian Inspired Designs Made an Impression on the Runway at TWFW
By: Fusia Media
Notable Canadian womenswear designer and winner of the prestigious 2014 Suzanne Rogers Award for Most Promising New Label, Miriam Baker debuted her latest collection on the runway at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week.
Influenced by an art nouveaux fashion plate purchased in Paris, Miriam Baker presented a gorgeous collection of figure-flattering dresses, duster coats, and playful pieces that paid tribute to the subtle erotic appeal of 1914 Paris, while still reflecting contemporary trends. Silk charmeuse, netting, and Italian jersey graced the runway, each piece coyly revealing and concealing just enough skin to completely capture the gaze of the audience.
“I’ve poured so much of myself into this collection, and to see it come to life on the runway was truly an honour,” said Miriam Baker. “Through each individual piece, I wanted to transport the audience back to the era represented in the fashion plate. Painted by notable Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, it inspired me because it emitted such strong emotions that celebrate a woman’s sensuality.”
Designing for Women with Larger Busts
As a designer with a full chest herself, Miriam understands the challenge women face when it comes to finding sophisticated and well-fitting apparel. She creates clothing that exudes confidence and embodies understated elegance. As a believer in timeless design, the quality craftsmanship of Miriam Baker pieces mean they will last season after season, becoming staples in a woman’s wardrobe.
About Miriam Baker
Born and raised in Toronto, Ont., Miriam studied fashion design at George Brown College and Ryerson University’s School of Fashion. In 2014, Miriam won the prestigious Suzanne Rogers Award for Most Promising New Label and was featured as a designer to watch in Flare magazine. She was profiled in Women’s Wear Daily for being the first designer to win the coveted title for a collection geared towards women with larger busts.
Notable attendees at the show included Dragon’s Den dragon, Michele Romanow, Deirdre Kelly, Rebeca Zavaleta Ulch, Elise Purdon, among others.