Canadian designers often play it safe. Evan Biddell is not one of those designers. Biddell's love of outrageous silhouettes, crazy patterns, and futuristic fabrics was celebrated in his most recent collection, shown to a packed house on Tuesday.
His pieces are definitely not to all tastes: I loved the hooded cartoon-print jumpsuits, baggy PVC pants, mini-dress with massive sleeves, tiger-print half-trench, and the short-shorts fashioned from a treebark-like "fabric." Especially lovely was the super-short silver lame dress with long skinny sleeves and a twist of fabric at the bottom.
Evan Biddell must watch a lot of track and field. How else to explain the bodysuit one of his male models strutted on the catwalk yesterday. I was half expecting Usain Bolt and the Jamaican team to come out next. But at least he doesn't do green and yellow. Silver, black and flowly fabrics punctuated this season's collection. Check out the video (above) and photos (below) for the complete look.
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We'll have another Biddell interview a little later where we learn how he feels about local fashion royalty Joe Mimran.
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