David Dixon may not wow every season, but he’s a fixture in the industry for socialites and on The Shopping Channel
The penultimate fashion show, ending two long weeks of air kissing and finagling for front-row seats, was David Dixon’s eponymous line. The socialites may have been exhausted, but we still spotted long-time supporter Suzanne Rogers, Dixon’s brother and Daytime Toronto host Glenn, Jenna Bitove, Lovas designer Wesley Badanjak and Fashion Television host Jeanne Beker. Our favourite looks were the lace overlays on top of shimmery ivory in skirts, minis and a boat-neck top that would be perfect for summer parties. Similarly ideal for getting gussied up was the white trench with a stripe of black at the hem with floral appliqués. Check out our review and a gallery featuring David Dixon’s full spring/summer 2012 collection after the jump.
Dixon’s styling seemed bolder and edgier this year, and we loved the cocktail rings, metallic ropes, a cross-shoulder chain and leather cuffs with attached chains that saved two black evening gowns from being otherwise unremarkable. The oversized butterfly print Dixon used on a one-shoulder black dress and an exposed back number wasn’t a crowd favourite (one nearby guest was overheard remarking, “It looks so Shopping Channel”), and some looks—like a knee-length halter and a series of long black dresses—weren’t really inventive enough for a runway show. Dixon’s show won’t have the fashion media scrambling to crown him the new king of cool, but many women will find something to covet in this season’s collection—even if they buy it on The Shopping Channel.