By: Aman Singh
Special to The Post
Starting his journey into fashion as a young model, Evan Clayton soon became intrigued by the details and complexity of the garments he wore down the runway.
Clayton was an aspiring model who not only enjoyed to walk in embellished designs but he also took a great interest in every other aspect of fashion from pattern design, fashion history, art and technology, and design theory.
Clayton’s peak of interest soon led him to become a part time student at Blanche MacDonald design school in Vancouver.
Graduating from Blanche MacDonald in 2011, Clayton soon became an influential emerging designer who made an easy transition from being on the runway to being backstage.
As Clayton took a high interest in the art and technology behind fashion. he started to draw the influence of his designs from modern pop culture, French history, and a line of performing artists such as Marina Abramovic, Lady Gaga, and Joanna Lee.
Being highly trained in tailoring, Clayton is very skilled in the art of mechanical design and drapery of his garments.
In recent interviews with Talenthouse, Evan Clayton has described his garments as “avante-garde designs that are both esthetically pleasing and symbolic.”
Taking a great interest in Alexander McQueen’s talent and garments, Clayton wishes to make the same impact on that fashion industry within the next few years of his fashion career.
Evan Clayton can be seen showcasing his designs at Vancouver Fashion Week March 19th-24th at the Chinese Cultural Center where he is sure to be a stand-out in the local designers category.