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Vintage glam, vibrant prints, live parrots at Korhani Home carpet couture show

10/24/2012 08:10 EDT | Updated 12/24/2012 05:12 EST
TORONTO - Korhani Home brought their unique spin on carpet couture to the runway with an eclectic showcase which included live parrots as part of the colourful presentation at Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week on Wednesday.

The Canadian home decor brand helmed by creative director Kirsten Korhani crafted all the runway looks from their carpets and home accessories.

Opening the showcase was a dramatic flared-hem gown featuring criss-cross satin lacing fused with a rich gold-and-burgundy printed carpet.

From there, the looks spanned time and locales, from flirty, flapper-inspired style steeped in pale mint and grey shades from the 20s, to sophisticated bustier dresses, coats and capes encompassing vibrant shades of red and pink teamed with black.

An extensive array of tropical prints, from birds to bananas, were made from reversible plastic rugs which were crafted into contemporary garments ranging from structured dresses to high-waisted pants and bustiers.

Further encapsulating the tropical theme of the vignette was the appearance of two live parrots resting in the hands of models as they made their runway walk.

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