TOM*FW16-Christopher Bates@College Park(Fri.,Feb.26th,2016)
By Andy Wright(http://andywrightstudios.com)
This was the finale for the Spring/Summer TOM*Fashion Week 2016 and designer Christopher Bates was the featured designer for the closing runway show. This was also his second Italian-made Milan collection, creative Canadian menswear designer Christopher Bates offered up a colourful visions of his collection during TOM* week at College Park. Bates’ used a wide varity of colours such as: blues. purples, lavenders, grey, olive, mauves and white rounded out the collection which sported some edge on the runway. There were some sleek sporty jackets such as “The Camo” design and lightweight knits taking on the main role with a mixture of casual trousers and the usual suits.
In the tradition of his “Lipstick On Your Collar” and his cutting edge opening films, Bates collection was different but I think we were expecting something that we would be in “awe”! Not to take away from the collection which showcased some notable pieces but overall we’ll be in waiting for the Fall/Winter collection to top this runway show.