I attended [FAT], Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week, at the Distillery District last week. It was four days of music, art and fashion. It was a long week, so very long. I thought of bailing on many days of FAT, but I never want to miss any of the fashion shows. It’s always an internal battle.
There are a lot of designers to get through. So most of my reviews will be brief using word association. I’ll expand on a collection when necessary. Each day will get it’s own post.
Amanda Rose – Felt like two collections as the second half of the show turned into jersey lingerie which I didn’t enjoy. I did enjoy the knits and linen pieces.
Cherry Blossom – 80s, Rad Hourani, Rodarte, I really enjoyed the shredded leggings
Romandin by Cristina Sabaiduc – Woven fabrics, rope and dresses with magnets and iron filings details, amazing!
Deadly Nightshades – Cycling theme that fits with their girl gang. Best colour scheme, best use of man meat for the runway.
Paper People Clothing – Drinking and Dreadlocks follow by death and rebirth. I loved the finale to this show. Jennifer comes to revive her dead doppelganger at the end of the runway.
Elizaveta Yankelovich aka Kameleon – larger than life necklaces, pop art
Meet My Art by Baby Steinberg – True Earth Day collection, recycled materials (plastic, luggage tags, cellphone covers), woven materials
Too Hot Too Wet Too Dangerous by Karey Shinn – Infusing dance and fashion, this show was the showstopper of the week. I was sold when the polar bears came out and started dancing.
Top Shows of Day 2 – Too Hot Too Wet Too Dangerous by Karey Shinn, Paper People Clothing
Day 2 Gallery will complete looks from all fashion shows attended.
All Photos Taken by Paul Baik for I want – I got, http://www.paulbaikphoto.com/