David Spencer - spring/summer 2004

David Spencer added a touch of leather sizzle to Toronto Fashion Week with his spring 2004 collection. The tribal look is explored in vivid detail, beginning with rust-coloured leather breastplates in raw cuts. Similar cuts are used in leather skirts so that they slink out of control, and braided leather straps hold everything together.


The designer’s wayward white dresses share a bit of the spotlight too. Slightly elliptical seams are used to construct fluid, white cotton skirts. The simplicity of the halter-top is an illusion-a myriad of strapping runs across the back in piecemeal but structurally sound lines.

David Spencer knows that every cut can be done a little differently, that every outfit can be made a little more dynamic. This is a good thing, as long as he doesn’t decimate every pencil skirt he gets his hands on.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer