Tonight is the kick-off of Alternative Fashion and Arts Week (FAT for short)! I’ll be attending on Tuesday, so check back to see my post about it! Visit their website at http://www.fashionarttoronto.ca or read on to learn more about it.
The [FAT] attitude comes to life again this year at our new festival location – a former industrial warehouse located at 213 Sterling Road – Toronto’s new up-and-coming arts & design district. Models will stomp their heels on an 80 foot-long runway featuring 52 innovative fashion collections from top designers within Canada and abroad.
[FAT] has an international reputation for presenting and discovering cool new talent, for instance: Wesley Badanjak, Heidi Ackerman, Martin Lim and Jasper Garvida. Now in its 7th year, |FAT| has presented over 1,000 designers and artists since it first launched in 2005.
2012 THEMATIC fashionSCAPES of lFATl
April 24 – LANDscapes explores global landscapes & physical environments
April 25 – CITYscapes visits man-made environments; streets, structures & cities
April 26 – BODYscapes investigates the body, identity, sexuality & gender
April 27 – FUTUREscapes looks at technology, media & innovative processes
April 28 – FATmarket is an off-runway pop-up shop featuring clothes from |FAT| designers
April 24-27: 52 RUNWAY SHOWS
From designers across Canada & around The World.
April 24-27: |FAT| FOCUS GERMANY Presented by the Goethe-Institut
Fashion & art from Germany’s hottest designers & image-makers: curated in collaboration with world-renowned Designer Scouts.
April 24-27: THE DRESSING ROOM PROJECT
A virtual & on-site multimedia art experience.
April 24-27: FILMS ON FASHION
International filmmakers create iconic imagery through fashion & moving image. The program includes 10+ films from Paris, London, New York, Berlin, Istanbul, Florence, Wroclaw, Baar and Montreal.
April 24-27: PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO EXHIBITION
Imagery from Canadian and international media artists & photographers
April 16-28: |FAT| DRAKElab OFFSITE EXHIBIT
Daily LIVE broadcasts of lFATl runway shows on Queen Street West.
April 28: |FAT| & DRAKElab FASHIONmarket
11AM – MIDNIGHT