03/15/2012 10:29 EDT | Updated 05/15/2012 05:12 EDT

Toronto Fashion Week 2012: David Dixon Channels Hitchcock's 'The Birds' For New Collection

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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.

Outerwear offerings ranged from lush ivory capes to delicate, feathered jackets, but the collection was dominated with its vast range of feminine separates: pretty peplum and sheer chiffon dresses, slick leather skirts, ruched bodices and glimmering houndstooth-print pants. Dixon was bold in his pairing of complimentary yet contrasting textures, such as dark lace trims on coats.

The presentation featured its share of showstopping dresses with fitted bodices accented with rippling chiffon petals, wisps of feathers and fluttering paillettes cascading along skirts and adorning hemlines.