Elisa Dahan and Eran Elfassy
Mackage has been a cult favorite among coat lovers and Quebecois for years now, but it's only recently that they've hit the US market with their structured and super cool outerwear. A year and a half ago, designers Elisa Dahan and Eran Elfassy added womenswear to their lineup, giving fans of the brand even more reason to come back for more.
We popped backstage at New York fashion week to check out their third season for fall 2011, and it exudes the same understated cool as their jackets. The collection is dark: A lot of black offset by splashes of jewel tones, army green and taupe. There's edgy detailing in zippers and unique fabrics, as well as plenty of texture and their signature modern shapes.
For fall, they've focused on two distinct prints, a snake-like ikat and a unique zebra print—zebras on steroids as they call it—with hundreds of small zebras printed closely together. One of our favorite pieces was a dress made in the emerald ikat fabric with a zipper up the back which, when unzipped, revealed a sheer pleated train.
Lovers of the brand will be excited with their new offering—as we were. With this collection, they're sure to attract a new audience ready to scoop up everything they offer. Our only worry is our cult favorite, won't be so cult anymore.
Check out our exclusive interview and backstage coverage here:
Check out the Mackage Fall 2011 Fashion Show here: