[FAT] Fashion Art Toronto Returns April 17-21 2018
Toronto’s most uninhibited & multi-sensory runway returns April 17-21, 2018
Fashion Art Toronto presents its annual, immersive fashion experience: five-nights of experimental and multi-sensory runway shows, live performances, film, photography + art. Expect the most titillating showcase yet, as art and fashion merge with technology, fantasy, sound and visual stimuli across 40+ shows and presentations.
The 2018 theme, CONNECT, looks at the modern social environment and explores communication, connecting and relationships in the face of technology and global exchange.
Visit the website for the full schedule.
Tuesday, April 17 | CONNECTED
In Spite of Sirens, a large-scale performative installation by artist Olayide Abiola, transforms participants to be both witness and character, providing guests with their first immersion of #FAT2018; Mitra Ghavamian, known for transforming modern day issues into thought-provoking wearable art statements, unveils Nostalgia; award-winning multidisciplinary artistVessna Perunovich's exploration into connectedness comes to life on the runway; and wedding dress designer, Najla Rahimi, showcases an ultra feminine collection adorned in couture details.
Wednesday, April 18 | DISCONNECTED
Disruption, dysfunction and tension dominate the night, with internationally acclaimed designer, Aroshna Makanojia exploring the transformative nature of garments; Stevie Crowne presents glam rock upcycling at its finest; blurring the lines between gender and genre, Maxhole performs a track from his new record; and Amplify Apparel will evoke all senses with Disorder, an artful and chaotic deep look into mental illness.
Thursday, April 19 | GLOBAL WEB
A night of global influences and cultural bonds, Fashion Art Toronto presents Mexican designer, Bvisage's intricate pieces that entwine handicraft with elegant patchwork; the positive representation that is breaking stereotypes of Muslim women from Black Orchid; artisanal and conceptual Indian-inspired, boho looks from House of Poplyn; and an energetic performance from D!XON.
Friday, April 20 | COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS
Featuring experimental collaborations and empowering explorations in fashion; including Mic Carter of L’Uomo Strano & Natalissa Da Silva's presentation of cosmopolitan bodies and QPOC voices; Tala Nehlawi’s embroidered Syrian poetry; and a fashionable, theatrical, and gender-bending performance from The Coven.
Saturday, April 21 | LOVE LINK
Opulence and high fashion reign for the last night of Fashion Art Toronto, with exquisite collections from Diseiye, Nary Aref & Steven Lejambe; Baroque-inspired, couture corsetry is paraded in grandiose style at Bone & Busk; and award-winning Swiss visual performance artist, Genevieve Favre Petroff, synchronizes her high-tech, 16th century costume with her voice.
The event is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
April 17-21, 2018 from 5:30pm-11:30pm nightly
$15 Student, $45 Day Pass, $95 Week Pass
The complete Fashion Art Toronto 2018 schedule is online at: http://fashionarttoronto.ca/schedule