I had the pleasure of receiving a media pass to
Fashion Art Toronto, where Fashion and Art collide.
I have never attended a Fashion Art Toronto Show before, so I had no idea what to expect other then the usual runway. I went for 2 nights as my schedule didn’t allow me to squeeze in more days. In my opinion I think I choose the best days to go! Click here for the week schedule. I’m trying something different and instead of only pictures, I have some videos from the show.
Let’s start from the beginning.
The venue was Daniels Spectrum. Upon entering there’s a piano that is open to the public to use. Everytime I passed by that piano someone was there with music sheets practising and learning how to play the piano. What a great way to give back to the community!
There was a lounge area for people to relax and wait for the show to start or closer to the entrance of the runway floor was an exhibit of 5-8 exhibits.
There was one exhibit where clothes were made out of old leather shoes. The shoes were stripped apart, and layed flat to create the clothing.
There there was the live exhibit where a lady and a man sat in front of mirrors which seemed like the environment surrounding them was a bedroom. They just sat and looked at themselves in the mirror, stood up a few times to fix their hair and stretch. They never made eye contact with their audience as if we weren’t there and we were peering into their bedrooms and watching their every move. Awkwaaardd.
After I took in all of the exhibits, I made my way to the runway floor to find my seat. I was fortunate enough to sit in the second row, where the view of the show was just perfect.
Here’s Tuesdays line -up of designers that I watched:
WALLACE PLAYFORD (Toronto)
EOLITH (Toronto / Montreal)
SIMONE’S ROSE (Toronto)
Wallace Playford had a funky east meets west approach to designs for this show. Honestly, reminded me of the Chanel show where there were pearls and turbans as well.
For more images from this show click here.
WORTH BY DAVID C WIGLEY (Toronto)
FLUTURA & BESNIK HAXHILLARI – drawingmovingtable (Montreal, QC)
BENJI WZW (Toronto)
DIODATI (Montreal, QC)
L’UOMO STRANO (Toronto)
All in all this was a great show. Different from the shows I’ve went to before. My favourite was Atelier, partly because he worked closely with Alexander McQueen and I love his designs.
See you all next year!