On Tuesday I attended a really awesome fashion show at Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. If you follow along on my daily Instagram activities you would have seen my in-the-moment photos (I still have more to post – so stay tuned).
I’ve been to many fashion shows, but this was the first time I’ve been to a fashion show where the models walked on water – well, on a runway over the water anyways. The models walked over the pool wearing VITAMIN A‘s 2015 collection and it was oh-so-luxurious; just like the hotel pool. How fitting!
VITAMIN A creative director Amahlia Steven describes the design of her 2015 line as “inspired by the idea of sporty chic – from the crisp vintage glamour of tennis and sailing to the Slim Aaron’s photos of the jet set on holiday. Fresh textures, clean stripes and architectural silhouettes meet sublime new fabrics and fits. And, as always, the collection is rooted in authentic California style – the laid back, sexy, all natural beach beauty that’s in our DNA.”
The atmosphere of the fashion show was extremely luxurious. The VITAMIN A swimwear collection gave me an extreme case of wanderlust, and the Shangri-La Hotel made me long for an oasis in the city.
After the show, we were pampered with refreshing cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, and then given a private tour of the hotel’s Miraj Hammam Spa, along with complimentary neck, hand and foot massages. Heavenly doesn’t even begin to describe it!
< Pool Fashion Show Montage >
Since its inception in 2000, VITAMIN A has become synonymous with quality craftsmanship and a design style that is hip-slimming, bust-boosting, figure-flattering perfection. VITAMIN A designs have been worn by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, and Halle Berry. Designer Amahlia Stevens’ SoCal upbringing informs her laid-back modernist aesthetic and passion for sustainability. That effortless, natural sexiness and West Coast ease are in her DNA – the spirit of VITAMIN A.
< Time lapse video of the Pool Runway Build >
About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Hong Kong based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 83 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom.
< Pre-event behind the scenes photo shoot clip with Vitamin A >
I’d love to hear from you! Where is your favourite place to vacation? Do you ever opt for a staycation? What is your favourite type of swimwear? I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!