TORONTO – Canadian bridal and eveningwear designer, Mani Jassal, announced today plans to unveil the Fall/Winter 2018 collection, entitled Free Spirit, during RE\SET™ 004 at Toronto Fashion Week on Tuesday September 4 at 7 P.M. in Yorkville Village, 136 Yorkville Avenue. The new collection features a subdued, natural colour palette and will launch to the public under the “see now, buy now” business model via WWW.MANIJASSAL.COM at 8 P.M. following the show on September 4.
The Free Spirit collection is inspired by the world’s natural environment using earth-toned fabrics, and is a tribute to the designer’s late friend, Honey. The collection will embody his free spirit through the use of colours, cuts, silhouettes and ornate design details. With a bohemian feel, Free Spirit is reflective of a down to earth, relaxed personality and features an array of unique nature inspired prints. For the first time, designer Mani Jassal will explore the traditional Sari silhouette with a modern touch using ruffles, floral appliques and fabric bells, in addition to fine flowy skirts, wide leg pants, and loose flowing sleeved tops.
“My brand has been stereotyped over and over again for producing Sari’s,” states Mani Jassal, designer and creative director, MANI JASSAL. “The reason we’ve stayed away from producing Sari’s [until now] is because I want to show the world there is beauty and diversity in Indian design. I want to encourage people to see beyond the traditional Sari to the wide variety of beautiful pieces Indian fashion has to offer.”
Free Spirit includes sheer, daring and unlined fabrics, allowing skin to be exposed and encourages the wearer to live free from restricting design. The collection will also be available in plus sizes as to increase accessibility.