Inconsistent collections show promise at FAT
FAT continued this week with Diepo and Worth, two collections based on clean lines and fresh silhouettes -- one sexy, one chic.
Diepo was one of the shows I was most excited about after taking a whirl through their sexy-ass online lookbook.
Justine Diener and Kristin Poon definitely have some good ideas--I loved their low-cut romper, the short-sleeved silk cardy, the see-through tops, the high-cut tap-pant, and the sheer mini-dresses cut like a tee on top and slit high on the bottom.
But a lot of the construction has a long way to go: many of the pieces looked quite awkward on the models, whether it was too baggy or too tight. Some of the cuts were also a bit unflattering, like the long-sleeved crop-top or the highwaisted skin-tight trousers.
Once they get a handle on their fit, the line should be ready to grace the TNA of adventurous girls everywhere.
Worth by David C. Wigley
Worth was a little all over the place, but the parts--rather than the sum--were still pretty exciting. The cuts were innovative and eye-catching, like the full-skirted red coat with a thick zipper and giant lapels, the massive pair of gauchos, and the elegantly draped one-shouldered scarlet column. Even the simple things had neat details, like the simple bubble-hemmed tie-dye summer dress with the bottom part of the dress "tucked" into the bodice from below.
Some of the menswear was quite unique as well, with the boys sporting asymmetrical cowl-necked cream sweaters and trouser-shorts with elasticized bottoms. Where Wigley went awry, however, was his suiting, which had a Eurotrash-clubwear feel. No-one should ever be caught dead in a black velour ensemble, or a fire-engine red suit!
I'm excited to see where Wigley goes next season. With cuts and colour choice like these, a new bold name has been added to the ranks of Canada's young design talents.
Photos by Angela Y Martin
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