runway : Worth. by David C. Wigley at FAT 2013


FAT Toronto ON, April 24 –  Embraced by mainstream media, David C. Wigley still evokes an off the beaten track, alternative ideal. His Worth. runway show at Toronto’s Arts and Fashion Week known as FAT opened with a collage of Hitchcock imagery. Death scenes and dark mini stories played together on the screens for about a minute before the lights came up, the music lighted and the runway began. A total of twenty-five models walked the runway showcasing the F/W 2013 Worth. Collection with an impressive show closing, the twenty-sixth dress, blood stained and all.

Partnered with Dylan Ursher (knitwear), Benjamin Edward (illustrator, print, and production artist), and Kristen Laborde (jewelry), and sponsored by Dr. Martens; Wigley put on a highly planned and organize show, that for a second year in a row, did not disappoint.


It was a strong collection with a lot of separates you could mix and match and included both mens and women’s wear, with some definite unisex options. Bright colors, lime greens and royal blues, paired with more muted blacks, grays, and whites. Leather, studs, cotton, knitwear, different fabrics and materials blended seamlessly to create the overall looks. There was what could be office wear and day wear to evening wear.


Me favorite pieces were some of the men’s wear were knitted tops. The white long sleeve shirts with studs on the shoulders and arms, paired over a jean shirt and black shorts was a strong piece. David’s signature suits were not a disappointment either, the white jacket with black leather sleeve and collar paired with a graphic dress shirt over black pants was quite handsome.

My favorite for the women’s varied in style. There was a high-waisted gray shirt paired with a black long sleeve top with shoulder details in matching gray, a sheer nude dress with black fringe belt detail, and a sheer nude dress with black leather top with fringe detail that had me looking longingly. One of my favorite pieces for its simplicity and sexuality was the long evening dress in black, with its cowl front detail and open back with metal spine detail, it was beautiful.





photos : Ian Compton

– Tasha Farrington

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