Evan Bidell - spring/summer 2010

Most designers save their most glamorous looks for last. Not for Even Biddell, who started his parade of futuristic nomads with gun’s blazing!

It was a powerful beginning to a highly anticipated collection from the winner of the first season of Project Runway Canada. Using the sunrise as his timeline, Biddell’s collection began with dresses in sombre colours of midnight black and stone, in layers and folds of unfettered liquid silk. Moving with every step like shifting sand dunes in the wind, these deceptively simple shapes were understated glamour. Metallic stretch fabric saved sensual jersey dresses from shapelessness, then became luxe sportswear in a hooded bodysuit and pants.

With the dawn of a new day came hooded dresses and easy t-shirts in white and navy, with splashes of tangerine and khaki. Although the very sporty track jackets and t-shirts seemed a little out of place, all was saved with Biddell’s bare-shouldered, A-line drape dress, a piece that appears in a few incarnations and colours throughout the collection. The crowd favourite was the A-line dress in tangerine or black, but I was moved by the hooded version in iridescent white silk, floating down the runway like cirrus clouds on a warm summer day.


Seow Chin Pua, Fashion Writer
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer