This was one of the most moving fashion shows of Toronto Fashion Week. David Dixon dedicated his presentation to his late sister. As a response, his fall 2016 "Gene" collection was a collaboration with Ovarian Cancer Canada to raise awareness on health issues for women.
The collection itself had a minimalist color palette of black, white and various shades of gray. As Dixon's sister "loved everything girly" there were flower appliques, tulle and sequins mixed in with structured denim. The contrast also symbolized how fragility can be mixed with incredible strength.
Strong trench coats and sleek sheaths were paired with flowing organza tops and flared skirts. Over-sized metal grommets could be matched with delicate flowers or pailettes.
The finale brought a standing ovation as David Dixon held hands with survivors and those affected by cancer. Thank you David Dixon, for showing us fashion can be meaningful both personally and to others.
|photos by David TW Leung|