I’ve fallen in love with Mackage, all over again. My first purchase from the Montreal-based outerwear specialists was way back in 2005, before everyone else had discovered their incredibly chic coats with signature leather detailing. Over the years, I’ve made many a Mackage acquisition, finally coming to a point a few years back when I couldn’t justify another wool coat, crazy fierce or not.
But that’s all about to change. I’ve worn the Mackages in my closet to death over the past few winters, and they’re ready to be retired. And if last night’s Fall 2012 runway show is any indication, there are going to be a lot of very covetable styles to choose from when the cold weather returns again later this year. It was all about the outerwear – wool coats and parkas, for both ladies and gents, with just the right amount of leather and fur accents to keep Canadians looking stylish during the winter months. Separates and dresses, ranging from ladylike to edgy, also came down the runway, and were a pleasant surprise. The self-imposed ban is being lifted; I definitely see new Mackage pieces in my future.
By the way, big name Canadian models Heather Marks and Rick “Zombie Boy” Genest (the muse of Nicola Formichetti, who happens to be Mugler’s creative director and Lady Gaga’s stylist) walked the runway for Mackage last night. But with designs this good, who really noticed?