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 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