Basch It Up is a design competition sponsored and presented by Basch and Eleventh Floor Apparel Ltd. In January 2012 a panel of judges select 10 finalist ( 2 from each participating school: Academy of Design – Fanshawe College – George Brown College – Ryerson University – Seneca College ) The 10 finalist had the chance to work with Eleventh Floor Apparel Ltd. to construct there final pieces that where presented during the LOVAS and BASCH shows at 99 Sudbury.
More on the Winner and the desingers after the break
With his first collection with the BASCH label, Wesley Badanjak presented a strong collection that stayed true to the labels vision. The thing that i like about the BASCH brand is that is affordable luxury with limited production. So you know when you get a piece from BASCH it has not been mass-produced. The show had a great mix of separates, to cocktail dress to great evening gowns. The color palette was a mix of black, fuchsia, silver, red and pink. The key to this collection is versatility.
Some of my favorite pieces are the fuchsia top and skirt with the solid fuchsia panels, fringed black jacket with red slacks and finally the metallic evening gown.
For the Fall/Winter 2012 LOVAS Collection called “The Waterless Flood”, Designer Wesley Badanjak took inspiration from “The Year of the flood” by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The color palette was a mix of light grey, black, maroon, and electric blue. I really enjoyed the mix of fabrics and the use of prints. Once again he presented a collection that will work for the young business women to the established well know socialite.