Hilary MacMillan FW17 Fall/Winter 2017 Collection-Feminist
Hilary MacMillan held a pop up party and sale in the Parkdale area of Toronto, featuring her latest Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The collection took its inspiration from the 1970’s by mixing modern looks with bold colours and prints to create clothes that can be worn forever. They can look good on different body types too. MacMillan herself is a vegan and as such doesn’t use fur or leather. As an alternative, faux materials are used to achieve that look. They feel just as great and are supportive of the environment. She has created clothing that is is both beautiful and cruelty-free.
At the pop-up, there were lots of pieces that we really liked.
The white shawl double-breasted coat was very glamorous.
With fall and winter approaching, the faux fur vests looked super warm. The blue wool vest with faux fur trim showed how these two materials could be mixed to make a statement. The “Feminist” varsity jacket is an attention grabbing item. It’s an empowering piece of clothing for any woman to wear. There were hot pink silk blouses that would stand out with any skirt or top. The velvet burnout pattern seen on a variety of pieces including kimonos, pants, tops and the vegan bomber jacket, was very eye catching. The black knits for fall looked very cozy. The black cropped pants with ruffle trim can be paired with a white top, to look super dressy, or with a t-shirt to go more casual. There were also a few pieces from Spring/Summer 2017 to see including the mod mesh tops and skirts.
The line was founded in 2012 and MacMillan has participated in many Fashion Weeks runway shows since then.
Her designs have been worn by Sophie Gregoire- Trudeau, Fefe Dobson, Cheryl Hickey, Elisha Cuthbert and Kim Cattrall. Her work has also been seen in print in Glow Magazine, Chloe Magazine, and Best Health.