L’Oreal Fashion Week Spring 2009 – Evan Biddell

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Evan Biddell put on a great show at LFW. I definitely enjoyed it and saw some really cute pieces. The dhoti style pants are gorgeous. He’s taken a lesson from the Japanese masters and my favourite drop-crotch makers Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto.

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The eyelet jumper looked amazing on the runway.

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I didn’t like the gingham pieces. The skirt volume was clunky and didn’t fall in line with the rest of the collection. The short shorts were a little too American Apparel for me, especially after all the amazing pants.

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I can’t say anything bad about men in skirts (no, seriously)

Overall great little streetwear collection; polished. Models were a lot of fun and it was an entertaining show.

The rest of my awful pictures are here and you can see some here .

On a side note, I’ve had discussions with some people about Biddell’s dhoti pant. While I think he’s done a great job producing them and he’s even got me eyeing a pair, the average woman is going to stay away from this trend. Most of the people who disagree with me on this point are men usually. It’s not like I don’t have facts to back me up.

The one trend most retailers agreed could go away: Harem pants. (WWD SS09 NYC Buyers Report via The Fashion Spot)

It’s an unforgiving pant that doesn’t wear easily.

Slideshow after the cut

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.


  1. that’s too bad – i really dig dropped crotch pants. i would have assumed they’d look terrible on anyone not blessed with a “model” body, but i’ve seen a few women wearing them successfully. I’m short, and tried a pair on recently (in a more structured fabric, i’d agree, the drapey jersey kind must go) – and they looked amazing. and they’re super comfortable to boot.

  2. Ohh, maybe I’ll be wrong. I assume most people will be making the jersey unforgiving ones.
    I think using heavier materials a la the Rei and Yohji would be amazing.

    I do really want a pair though, I’ll be trolling until I find the perfect ones.

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