10/23/2012 05:53 EDT | Updated 12/23/2012 05:12 EST

Toronto Fashion Week 2012 Day 2: Ashtiani Puts Modern Spin On '60s Style


TORONTO - A sojourn to the south of France served as inspiration for the luxe daywear separates and feminine cocktail creations served up by Golnaz Ashtiani at World MasterCard Fashion Week on Tuesday.

The London-trained, Toronto-based designer behind the Ashtiani label brought a definitive modern touch to her '60s-inspired spring-summer 2013 collection which she described as a line drawing influence from a European holiday.

Punctuated with a subdued palette of white, pink, beige, mint green and grey with bold punches of cobalt blue, the line featured obvious nods to retro-era style with high-waisted shorts and peplums. But the pretty separates, with their share of edgy embellishments, included plenty of peek-a-boo details.

Tailored sleeveless shirts boasted oversized organza flaps, while sheer organza blouses were contrasted with unconventional accents like patent leather details and textured PVC inserts.

Amid the flirty, multi-panelled flared dresses and slim-fit, slinky asymmetrical dresses, Ashtiani also incorporated stylish but more laid-back daywear looks, with loose-fitting tennis-style and sport dresses accented with geometric details.

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