#WMCFW Fall/Winter 2014: Day 5, Hilary MacMillan

As Hilary MacMillan showed for her second time at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto on day 5, we can see a clear and dominant inspiration in her Fall/Winter 2014 collection coming from a recent trip she took to the North of Scotland, where her family is from. Hilary explains in a post show interview that she spent most of her time in the Highlands, where hunting has become quite the tradition. With the focus being placed on pheasant hunting she was able to use painted images that were designed by her mother within her collection, becoming her iconic print.

The collection includes rich reds, blues and winter whites, while also using tartan prints and detailing that is often found in traditional hunting wear, creating a gorgeous and unique that is wearable and fun. From faux fur to mohair looking textiles the collection is filled with stunning pieces that make the Fall/Winter 2014 pieces stand out and look great both on and off the runway.

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With Hilary’s inspiration being taken from different designs and movements throughout history it is evident to see that she uses different techniques and eras within her collections, pulling inspiration from different styles throughout the decades and building her label using her own signature designs and prints.

– Vanessa Cioffi

Photographed by Paul Ross for OPIQUE / Top of the Runway

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