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Don’t embarrass yourselves, fashion friends. Vancouver-based Evan & Dean is designed by a pair of BC boys, but their names are in fact Raymond Boutet and Lyle Reimer. You should also ditch any expectations of granola West Coast garments.
“We’re going for a high-end high fashion market,” says Boutet. “We think more in terms of New York and Milan.”
What brings them to Toronto now, after building accounts in Canada and the U.S. since 2006? The FDCC awarded the duo a sponsored Fashion Week show on March 18, when they’ll introduce us to their fall 2008 line. Looks mix 70s and 80s flair, fitted and loose volumes and rockabilly styling tailored for more easterly fashion sensibilities.