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Saturday, March 30, 2013

David Dixon Fall 2013

Grrrrl power.  The David Dixon Fall 2013 fashion show in Toronto opened with a silly black and white excerpt from a parody sketch of the dangers of women thinking with a "Bulls**t!" disclaimer at the end.  This might have been funny or relevant 40 years ago, but in this day and age, an attitude that is far from revolutionary.

The collection itself contained sensible black and white variations of sportswear classics, spruced up with feather collars, lace fabrics,pinstripes and other textures.  There were a few simple evening wear pieces that had sharp flower appliques.  The most successful pieces were the dresses and tops that had spiral cut chiffon trailing down in a curly fringe technique.  They looked light, whimsical without taking away from the serious, no-nonsense vibe of this particular customer.

David Dixon's runway catered to the practical career woman.  Not too much color, pieces that easily blend in with existing wardrobe items or timeless enough to be worn for years.  This collection clearly appealed to his core customer instead of baiting the press.  I could be catty and note that black, more black and navy with bits of white were safe or unimaginative.  Then I looked into my own closet and figured kettle and stove should shut the f*ck up.

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