David Dixon - spring/summer 2002

Canadian fashion iconoclast David Dixon has been making his name as an innovative design engine, always falling slightly outside the margin. For Spring 2002, Dixon continues to surprise. For women, the black and white gowns with swooping geometrical curves falling into an asymmetrical dirndl skirt places the collection at a level of high avant-garde alert. Dixon uses the waist as a fluid, pivotal point. In this endeavour, the wide belt is used well, a blue leather model accessorizing a yellow double-layered skirt. A straight-cut, long-sleeve chocolate top with a tan skirt sporting brown fragmented appliqué is a perfect marriage of stark and warm looks. For men, the yellow double-layered mesh vests and black organza tops offer some sensual and versatile options.

Dixon is a trendsetter, not a follower, and he knows just how far he can go. We asked David about the understated avant-garde that is the method to his madness.

“I let the collection evolve from season to season. The clothes aren’t trying to be all things to all people.”

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer