Toronto Fashion Week: Evan Biddell plays with cork and contorted volume in a directional fall show

Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

In the midst of a sea of safe clothing showing this week, Evan Biddell set out to prove that he’s not one for commercial appeal alone. His sophisticated gang of prehistoric warriors stomped it out in neon, ’80s graphic-print jumpsuits, silver lame dresses and super sculptural, controlled, but contorted volume in coats, pants, skirts and tunics (think stiff funnel necks, elongated pointy shoulders, puffed up backs and sharply-jutting thigh panels). We were particularly taken with his meditations on texture, using cork, as well as fringed, slashed, shredded and stamped leather details. And kudos to Biddell for a well-edited collection of one-of-a-kind pieces (which will all be available exclusively at his new boutique, Oz, at 134 Ossington Ave. in Toronto). It’s sure to win him fans and recognition beyond his TV fame.

Watch our video interview with Evan Biddell.

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