By Helen Fylactou
The energy on the second day of Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week was playful, silly, and just straight-up fun. All the artists, designers and audience members let loose and everyone was interacting with each other. The theme for Day Two was Lust. The designers tackled issues of sexuality, desire, the body, identity and gender. Music and the art were fantastic — DJs Daniel Wilson, Curtis Santiago and Jet Phynx set the seductive mood of the evening.
Evan Biddell opened the 9pm runway show with his newest collection, Refined. While keeping his signature edge, Biddell managed a more wearable collection that was sci-fi inspired (certain outfits resembled Lady Gaga’s get-ups). Biddell never fails to impress. His designs were unique, well-tailored and colourful, keeping a simple colour palette: ghetto gold, black, brown and blue, with a few graphic printed pieces just for fun. One favourite ensemble was a full POP graphic, hooded cape with a white head cap and red Read the rest of this entry »