Form fitting leather dresses, clean white blouses paired with classic a-line skirts and glittery ensembles. This is what Maria Lazarova Manceva displays in her latest LAZAR Couture Inc. collection, shown at Fashion Art Toronto 2014. The designer boldly combines an edgy rock style with classic timeless elegance.

“My design is for a woman who is strong, modern, intelligent, free, energetic and proud; she is mature and mysterious. Colour has the power to make her be beautiful on the outside, to feel beautiful on the inside,” says Manceva.

LAZAR Couture designs, made entirely in Canada, are inspired by modern femininity with grace and integrity with the aim to become classics in a modern day career women’s wardrobe. The look is supplemented and enriched with unique handmade jewelry design especially for this collection.

Words By. Moreblessing Munangwa + Photos By. Janelle Scott-Johnson

Moreblessing Munangwa is a fourth year Media Studies student pursuing a career in Journalism. From her humble beginnings at Rogers TV to being former Editor-in-Chief of Radix, the University of Guelph-Humber’s alumni newspaper, Munangwa has learned to continue pursing her passion for creativity. Writing has continued to be an outlet for her to spotlight community advocates, artists and entrepreneurs who often go unnoticed.

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