Cassie Dee Fall/Winter 2012 Presentation

After interviewing designer Cassie Dee about her spring/summer 2012 collection, I was eager to see what she had in store for the next season. Her fall/winter 2012 presentation (held at the ARC Gallery in East Van) drew its inspiration from an unlikely source: Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet and the oft-forgotten character of Rosaline, Romeo's first love. Dee was intrigued by the idea of Rosaline thriving long after the tragic lovers passed away, and envisioned her as a strong, intelligent woman who boldly made her way through life.

Rosaline's character, as imagined by Dee, translated into a collection that's definitely not for wallflowers. Drawing on a Mondrian-esque colour palette of black, white, and primary colours, the dresses, outerwear, and separates contrasted structured tailoring with fluid draping and movement. The effect was bold and architectural, but with a touch of feminine softness.


  1. What beautiful pieces -- and such a wonderful inspiration story, Lisa! I have never given Rosaline much thought, so it really is inspiring to see her brought to life through fashion. I love the strong colors and pouffy hair!

  2. I wish I had been able to attend this, it looked like one of the best collection events so far! Beautiful pieces. Hope you have an amazing long weekend love!

    Alexandra xo

  3. Love her style aesthetic


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