“The newest collection highlights my dedication to creating timeless pieces for full-chested women, while still touching on current trends” said Miriam Baker. “I was inspired by an art nouveaux fashion plate I purchased in Paris by Gereda Wegener – a Danish artist and the wife of Einar Wegenar who would go on to transition into “the Danish Girl” Lili Elbe – the collection consists of dreamy layers, unconventional fishnet details, figure-flattering dresses and duster coats for the modern woman. The woman in Wegener’s print is effortlessly seductive, comfortable in her skin and the clothes that adorn her – that is exactly how I want the women who wear my pieces to feel.”
Unabashedly feminine in design, each piece is tailored to flatter and echo the delicate curves of the female form. The collection combines the muted blush tones from Wegener’s print with contrasting black and forest green to project a soft but bold look. Watercolour brush stroke prints and subtle hand-painted florals add dimension to each piece. In tune with the subtle erotica of 1914 Paris, the collection weaves a story of revealing and concealing one’s body – a coy act to keep just enough hidden to pique the curiosity of what lies beneath. Fabrics such as silk charmeuse, netting, and Italian jersey evoke an era of fashionable and timeless femme fatales.
Images courtesy of Miriam Baker
About Miriam Baker:
As a designer with a full chest herself, Miriam understands the challenge women face when it comes to finding sophisticated and well-fitting apparel. She creates clothing that exudes confidence and embodies understated elegance. As a believer in timeless design, the quality craftsmanship of Miriam Baker pieces mean they will last season after season, becoming staples in a woman’s wardrobe.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ont., Miriam studied fashion design at George Brown College and Ryerson University’s School of Fashion. In 2014, Miriam won the prestigious Suzanne Rogers Award for Most Promising New Label and was featured as a designer to watch in Flare magazine. She was profiled in Women’s Wear Daily for being the first designer to win the coveted title for a collection geared towards women with larger busts.
About Toronto Women’s Fashion Week TW:
Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TW) truly celebrates Canadian fashion and is proud to be the home to Canada’s most iconic designers and the Next Generation of Emerging Talent.