03/16/2012 06:36 EDT | Updated 05/16/2012 05:12 EDT

Montreal-based Travis Taddeo delivers hard-edged chic in new line

TORONTO - With a palette of "smoky tones" and "hot flashes of red," Travis Taddeo sought to tap into social consciousness with a fall-winter collection stocked with tough, chic looks at Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week on Friday.

The Calgary native, now based in Montreal, said in his liner notes that his "Doomed Generation" line drew inspiration from "current world events and the growing turmoil surrounding us." But the resulting creations featured a feminine yet edgy range of separates for the urban woman in such materials as silk, jersey, fur, wool and leather.

There was a definitive mix of hard and soft with asymmetrical dresses, sheaths, rayon racerbacks, sheer tanks and tunics, alongside metallic pocketed pullovers, fox fur-trimmed jackets, bombers, panel-patterned leggings and leather joggers.