03/11/2012 07:00 EDT | Updated 05/11/2012 05:12 EDT


TORONTO - David Dixon channelled inspiration from the 60s horror classic "The Birds" into an effortlessly elegant collection of womenswear to close out Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week on Thursday.

The homegrown designer put a contemporary spin on his sleek creations reminiscent of the clean lines and rich textures featured in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller. In his liner notes, Dixon said the collection was paying homage to "The Birds" star Tippi Hedren and legendary costume designer Edith Head who designed Hedren's iconic mint green suit worn in the film.