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Affordable apparel brand Joe Fresh puts contemporary spin on 60s-inspired style

03/14/2012 10:21 EDT | Updated 05/14/2012 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - Affordable apparel brand Joe Fresh delved back in the rich catalogue of 60s-era fashion with a fall-winter collection which drew inspiration from the styles that defined the decade.

The label brought its signature bright hues and rich jewel tones to a vast spectrum of designs including fitted motorcycle jackets, swing coats, elegant skirts, shimmering minis and slender pencil skirts that coloured the collection, closing out Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week on Wednesday.

Neoprene V-neck pullovers and draped back colour-blocked dresses were among the more overtly 60-inspired styles, but the line generally evoked a more contemporary feel with its spin on the classics.

Strong patterns defined the collection with colourful abstract patterns featured on menswear-inspired blazers and trousers, and an abundance of boldly graphic houndstooth embellishing shirts, dresses, trousers and heels. There was ample use of fur accenting coat sleeves and trimming jackets.

Looks for men were decidedly prim, with dapper tuxedo-style shirts, turtlenecks and pea coats alongside boldly patterned houndstooth shirts and trousers for the more daring fashion fans.

Kitten heels and towering patent high boots were among the footwear offerings, which featured bold splashes of Joe Fresh's signature fiery orange hue colouring the soles.

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