BSS: Did you find it challenging to infuse the Lucian Matis aesthetic into home décor? LM: We were (striving for) a happy medium between a contemporary home décor line and the Lucian Matis brand. What we found was most feasible was more of an industrial feel to the collection. Lucian...

C Cosmetics Senior Artist Melissa Gibson backstage at Greta Constantine on Friday night. Fitting since, "backstage" was actually the frigid basement of the Audi dealership. With references that included Tibetan children and Tilda Swinton in Orlando, Gibson created what she called "almost a non...

He used his backstage MVP product, Wear Infinite Eye Shadow in "Morning Light" to add highlights down the nose and on cheekbones and took down brows and lips with a bit of concealer. The final touch was gloss added to the lids right before the girls took to the runway.

When it comes to Canadian designers, Lucian Matis is in a class of his own. Season after season, he brings his unique aesthetic and sense of fantasy to the Toronto Fashion Week runway and to his haute couture clients. His past shows have been some of my most memorable, so I made sure not to...

Lucian Matis chose to show independently this season at the Design Exchange on Bay St. The venue was beautiful with dimmed lighting and Lucian Matis' name in lights with 500 light bulbs, it definitely did the trick of adding pizzaz to the dramatic collection. Backstage, the models' hair was...

Continuing the pared down beauty theme, Lead Makeup Artist Eddie Malterstuck with a neutral palette. After applying a wash of gold shadow on the eyes, he created a strong brow to anchor the look and swept a shimmery champagne shadow along the top of the cheekbones to brighten skin. Malter...

Lucian Matis unofficially opened Toronto Fashion Week on Monday night with a dramatic presentation of his "Nature's Art in Symmetry" fall/winter 2012 collection in the ballroom of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. This season the Romanian-born, Toronto-based fashion designer...

in terms of beauty, and this year was no exception. The designer's fresh, English girl with a modern South of France twist aesthetic took part in the increasingly prevalent trend of vaguely '60s-'70s Pucci-esque color blocking for Fall '14— sweet, baby doll eyelashes included. While...

Lucian Matis' fashion shows are always a Toronto Fashion Week highlight for me. I've come to expect spectacular presentations and perfectly over-the-top designs from Matis, and his recent Spring 2012 runway show offered exactly that. The circus lighting from the Fall 2011 show was gone, but...

More global exotica from World MasterCard Fashion Week. Lucian Matis is a Romanian-born designer who studied in both Transylvania and in Canada. He was a darling of Project Runway Canada. For his spring 2013 collection, bold patterns were the big story. Moroccan tiles inspired the prints and...

 

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