Fashion Art Toronto Explores Dress Codes

Every year, some of the most creative and exquisite collections are displayed at Fashion Art Toronto (FAT).  Guests are treated to 5 days of non-stop fashion, art, film and live performances. FAT is truly a rare gem in the city of Toronto and across the world. This unique fashion week caters to event the most eccentric of tastes.

Unlike conventional fashion weeks where a model is a standard height and body type, FAT embraces all sizes, all races and all genders. This not only creates an exciting and diverse runway, but also encourages a warm and welcoming environment for guests. The FAT community seems to grow larger every year, and 2016 one was no exception.

This years theme was “Dress Codes”. Each day designers presented collections that tied in beautifully with this theme and left no genre untouched. Lingerie, fetish, couture, business attire and playtime were all covered throughout the week. Some collections were fusions, while others told a story with each piece.

Each night in between the collections, guests also had the pleasure of enjoying performances from local talent to compliment the creations done by the designers. Pascal Supernova got the crowd fired up with a spicy strip tease number, while NVS gave everyone some soul with her rich, earthy vocal performance of Art of Love.

Each collection displayed had something special to offer. Amplify Apparel showed the crowd that there are more than just simple pleasures in life, and let everyone get comfortable with their dark side.

Evan Biddell paid a touching tribute to the great David Bowie through his collection. House of Etiquette and Starkers Corsetry brought fire to the runway with their sexy latex and lingerie lines.

Padina Bondar explored the stages of womanhood and told the story of feminism through her brilliant collection.

If you weren’t there to experience the magic, fear not. FAT is in it’s eleventh year and will return next year to bring you the most innovative in alternative fashion and art.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: JONATHAN HOOPER

VIDEO BY: BOATHOUSE PRODUCTIONS

HOST: CARLA HERNANDEZ

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