Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Evan Biddell takes us on an animal print-infused adventure

Evan Biddell Spring 2013 Toronto
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Evan Biddell Spring 2013 Toronto

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Evan Biddell’s eponymous Spring 2013 collection was a trip—but to where, we’re not entirely sure. After a two-year hiatus from fashion, the designer took us on what started as an African safari, then moved to Asia, then to the Matrix and finally ended at Andy Warhol’s Factory.

Despite our confusion about the thread that holds it all together there were some definite stand-out moments. The look that caught our eye was a white slouchy dress with thigh-high slits that showed off a pair of extremely tight short shorts. Finished off with a draped black jacket, the look was strong and clear—and thankfully lacking the animal prints that appeared on many other items in the collection. As we’ve seen on other runways in Toronto, the leather moto-jacket is trending for Spring 2013 and made at appearance at Even Biddell over a tone-on-tone printed bubble shaped dress. On another look, leather fringe hung off the back of a bodycon dress.

Not only did Biddell go an adventure with his inspiration for the collection, he played with the configuration of the runway. The models never left the runway until the show was completely over, instead it was like a carousel of models circling until the last look had walked—dizziness definitely ensued. The collection may have had not been cohesive or told a story, but we’re sure that these pieces will be snatched up by his super fans come spring.

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