Fashion Art Toronto: fashion week for the people
Fashion Art Toronto (FAT), Toronto’s open-to-all and longest running multi-arts fashion week, is returning for Spring 2023 with its biggest event ever from April 27 – April 30. The four-day fashion showcase is taking over 20,000 square ft. industrial warehouse Black Creek Assembly, hosting an array of shows and installations in which tickets can be published by the public. For Spring 2023, FAT will showcase collections from 50 of Canada’s most celebrated designers including L’Uomo Strano, Narces, Lesley Hampton and Evan Biddell. Black Designers of Canada will also be joining in to present an opening night showcase featuring ANNAFORA, Ellis ESQ, Kyle Gervacy and Roney X.
For the first time FAT will be hosting a Fashion Playground, featuring art and design installations from 11 Canadian creatives, a Fashion & Beauty Boutique, an immersive Fashion Cinema curated by CANIFFF, and a 1664 Blanc Bar and Blue Hour Lounge.
The Fashion Playground will include work from Canadian photographers, painters, 3D artists and clothing designers such as Adam X, Adetona Omokanye, Betsey Elias, Chason Yeboah-Brown, DINADÈLE, Josh Hy the Dezinr, Kelsi Gayda, Mallory Tolcher, Marisa Ricci & Tyler Angell, Maya Skarzenski and Stephanie Avery.
“We are curating incredible experiences for guests of Fashion Art Toronto’s Spring event, from statement-making runway shows and avant-garde presentations, to thought-provoking art exhibits and fashion film screenings, to an eclectic retail marketplace,” said Vanja Vasic, founder and executive director of Fashion Art Toronto in a press release. “Guests will be surprised, entertained and amazed – it’s going to be an epic season.”
Other brands presenting collections on the 200 ft. runway and the Fashion Playground presentation stage include: 3-Dimensional, 3ndolith Inc., Aadhe, Anna Pazhava, Bikinis By Bridget, Blanche Hanger, Brandon Kier, Chamar, Connor McCalden, CUFF, Dukiri Apparel, edÜko, F D S Clothing, FARDA, Fatalie, Fugnitto, Glammy Lee, House of Hendo, H.Y.L.A., ItsTeganWest, Judy Jean vintage, La Nouvelle Route du Coton, Lucia Kinghorn, Kyana Kingbird, LOCO ONE, Marisa Ricci & Tyler Angell, Mufaro Mbudzi, Pénélope Gromko, Poison Control, Purple Heart Supply, Qweenfecy Clothing, RT, Safi Creatives, Silent Simon, Suburban Deviant, Tran Thien Khanh Design and Vveyago.
Emily Black is a Glossi Mag contributor.
Emily is a Toronto-based fashion specialist from England. She’s obsessed with the ocean, Margiela, Murakami and trash TV. She also works at Matte PR.