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Lundstrom Collection channels retro glam, upper crust chic with new line

03/13/2012 08:59 EDT | Updated 05/13/2012 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - With models swathed in shimmering crystals and clutching steadfastly to fur stoles encircling their shoulders, Lundstrom Collection channelled high society glam with its ladylike looks at Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week on Tuesday.

For fans of the stylish 60s-era drama "Mad Men," one couldn't help but conjure visions of Betty Draper with the bob-sporting catwalkers adorned in luxurious cocoon and pea coats, lush capes and pretty, patterned pencil skirts.

The collection was an homage to the upper crust chic with its expansive range of separates: tie fronts adorning cotton blouses and charmeuse tops; sleek textured skirts in knit and tweed as well as slim-fit ankle pants and flared trousers. A glimmering crystal-encrusted brooch, pin, button and black satin sash — often in combination — accented virtually every look.

Towards the end of the presentation, the direction veered away from menswear-inspired touches to full-on feminine glamour gowns, closing out with a selection of voluminous navy numbers with gathered skirts featuring satin striping and vintage lace.

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