Photo credit: Michelle Arnusch @glassloves
Photo credit: Michelle Arnusch @glassloves

CULTURE

Faces of FAT: Nikki Yassemi, NARCES

Toronto’s longest running multi-arts fashion week, Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) has curated an incredible line-up for their Spring 2023 fashion week. Taking over 20,000 square feet of the industrial warehouse at Black Creek Assembly, it’s going to be their biggest event yet. The event is from Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30 with runway shows and presentations from 50 designers, style-inspired art installations from Canadian artists, an immersive Fashion Cinema curated by CANIFFF, a Fashion & Beauty Retail Boutique and more. Tickets to Fashion Art Toronto are now available online.

Meet Nikki Yassemi, Creative Director/Founder NARCES

Social Handles: Instagram @narcesofficial & @narceswedding
Showtime: April 27th at 8 pm
Tell us about yourself

Always driven to mix art & fashion to create pieces that are collectibles, through mixing an international background, the luxury of living in a multicultural setting, and forward looking mindset. Fashion that is set on the Spirited Human body as the live canvas and inspiration for the designs that embellish this form.

What inspires you?

Humans, Life, Strength, Resilience – Beauty in the Unexpected, Juxtaposing the Unusual Choices, Mixing the Vintage with Present & Future.…  Art that communicates a Feeling and sets a Mood…

Tell us the story behind your brand

NARCES is a womenswear line creating luxury Eveningwear, Cocktail and Bridal designs inspired by the romantic glamour and elegance of the mid 20th century with a bold modern twist. The aesthetic juxtaposes classic and vintage mystique in a loud opulent yet sensual way.

Photo credit: Michelle Arnusch @glassloves

Photo credit: Michelle Arnusch @glassloves

What’s one piece of advice you would give someone starting out in your field?

Get experience working in various parts of this complex field, look inwards for your point of view, get specific, do what you love & research your niche, create your content/product/art, validate your ideas through responses, fine-tune the offering, never stop learning and growing and of course actively believe in yourself and your dream.

Photo credit: Michelle Arnusch @glassloves

Photo credit: Michelle Arnusch @glassloves

What do you love most about FAT?

Love the versatility, and inclusivity of the platform showcasing art, and its community building through showcasing various points of view. 

What does 2023 hold for you?

More of what we love –  Fashion & Art… in different categories and communities.

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