Evan Biddell – a Canadian Designer

The winner of Canada’s Project Runway, Evan Biddell is making quite the name for himself. His 2010 spring. collection has recently been added to his online collection and it includes outstanding pieces. The pieces that dominate the collection are outfits that flow in the wind and successfully achieve that lively look that most designers so desperately work to achieve. Although some of the dresses are wrapped around the body as one large piece of fabric, Biddell still achieves structure and lines that flatter the female form.
While the longer dresses are dramatic, the shorter shirts and pants are less attentive. Despite still calling attention and highlighting the female form, some of the fashions in his spring collection are more realistic in terms of daily use, seeping away from the dramatic and unrealistic look that the runway, at times, present.
However, this is not to assume that the collection is rather boring or ready-to-wear. The male fashions are rather provocative, including a spandex body suit and rather feminine touches to shirts and pants.
The colors and themes that dominate his collection include the traditional black and dark grey colors, deep blues and hippie orange shades. While the white pieces in the collection are elegant and luxurious, the navy blues, light browns and orange shades create a sense of the 70’s – relaxed and hippie themes.
One could argue, based on the above mentioned – and quite obvious – interpretations of the spring collection, that this particular fashion line is missing some cohesion. Although the color palate holds the collection together, it can be quite difficult to find a vision as it drowns in the dramatic pieces and tight spandex suits.
However, this intense curiosity for an answer and understanding of his fashions could be the primary reason why he won Canada’s Project Runway. His depth and love for fashion definitely shines through this collection, even though his target audience might not see the cohesion between the pieces. But then again, who buys a piece of clothing based on its cohesion with other fashionable items in a given collection?