Dubuc - fall/winter 2010

For fall, veteran designer Philippe Dubuc presented a nautical-inspired menswear collection aboard a freight ship docked at the Old Port of Montreal.

Braving the grey day and cold steel ladder, fashionistas embarked on the Gordon C. Leitch to see what Dubuc had in store.

They found uniforms not to be setting sail in; rather, the trim cuts and cool detailing in Dubuc’s usual palette of black and grey are meant for strutting about on the town. Casually hanging off yellow ropes in the engine room were pea coats with banded cuffs, jackets with notched and peaked collars, woolly jumpers of all weights, and tapered pants with crotch flaps. Boiled wool, nylon, taffeta and lightly ribbed knits place focus on the juxtaposition between surprisingly lightweight materials and heavier, chunkier wool.

This is a vision of a layered, well-dressed vagabond unafraid of authority and ready to face the elements.


Chin Seow Pua, Fashion Writer