Toronto Fashion Week: Sid Neigum Fall 2013
Sid Neigum tried something new with his fall collection last night at Toronto Fashion Week. He veered from his usual neutral palette of greys, blacks, and whites, and used jacquard prints and – gasp – colour. It was a risk that paid off. In fact, there was a distinct feeling at the end that no one would have been upset to see more of Neigum’s experiment, which ended with a stunning series of looks in a bright green painterly abstract.
The presentation began with a parade of ideas we’ve seen from Neigum before, if with a more tailored finish. The first few looks were in optic white wherein sharply cut silk blazers, pants, and skirts were interspersed with Neigum’s knitted bread and butter. His other favourite piece was shown as well: the buttery leather jackets were cropped this season and layered over long and billowing dresses with turtlenecks. In general, the lines were long and slim, helped along with the somewhat bizarre, but ultimately successful, Who-like hair.