Sid Neigum makes some questionable styling choices, but still hits one out of the park at Toronto Fashion Week
Sid Neigum has been riding high on a wave of favourable press, and this season there were high hopes for his collection, most of which were thoroughly met. Though the early afternoon show wasn’t overly star studded, we did chat with fellow designer Ashley Rowe beforehand, who told us she’d only be there to see Neigum: “I love to support the smaller designers—the late-night shows are more about the scene.” Check out our full gallery of Sid Neigum’s spring/summer 2012 collection and read our review after the jump.
We question Neigum’s styling choices, like overly exaggerated eyebrows that jutted from the model’s faces, tight top knots and Japanese-style clogs (that models had a comically hard time walking in), but we guess we’re just thankful they stopped short of taping the eyes à la Vogue Nippon. The collection of menswear and womenswear was strong, a mix of avant-garde and wearable that would fit well on the average art bar fixture. Andrej Pejic walked, wearing a pair of short-shorts, a crop top and a copper-coloured blazer (a much better use of such a hot androgynous model than at Arthur Mendonça). For the guys, we liked a black shirt with turquoise polka dots (a colour echoed in a leather jacket with cutouts on the sleeves), an item that would be wearable by more than just a DJ at a Dundas West bar, a pair of rusty red leather shorts (if you sweat, steer clear) and the ribbed tunic in shimmery grey with a mullet back. Though some items were ridiculous (when are we going to unite as a populace and call for an end to drop-crotch pants?), the collection was one of our fashion week favourites.