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Fashion Art Toronto returns with it’s biggest event ever

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. From a Fashion Playground with unique art installations to a 1664 Blanc Bar and Blue Hour Lounge, the team continues to inspire us all.

“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, Fashion Art Toronto. “Guests will be surprised, entertained and amazed – it’s going to be an epic season and we can’t wait to see everyone in April.”

Photo via Fashion Art Toronto / Designer Narces

Photo via Fashion Art Toronto / Designer Narces

The Spring event is a 4-day event happening from Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30 with runway shows and presentations from 50 designers, style-inspired art installations from 11 Canadian artists, an immersive Fashion Cinema curated by CANIFFF, a Fashion & Beauty Retail Boutique with goods from 20 local artisans and brands, and more. Tickets to Fashion Art Toronto are now available online.

“The creative community in Canada is thriving and we are proud to provide a much-needed platform for designers and artists where they can share their vision with the world,” said Vanja Vasic, founder and executive director, Fashion Art Toronto.

From acclaimed Indigenous designer, Lesley Hampton to Mic Carter’s gender bending brand L’Uomo Strano and Kyle Gervacy’s Creole inspired fashion art, designers and brands will present their collections on the 200 foot runway and the Fashion Playground presentation stage.

The Fashion Playground will exhibit photography, paintings, installations and illustrations from local artists and The Fashion & Beauty Retail Boutique, situated in the Fashion Playground, will retail apparel, jewellery, accessories, beauty products and more from over 20 Canadian artisans and brands.

Photo via Fashion Art Toronto / Work by Adetona Omokanye

Photo via Fashion Art Toronto / Work by Adetona Omokanye

Guests have the opportunity to lounge in the Fashion Cinema curated by CANIFF, the leading fashion film festival. CANIFFF has curated a collection of acclaimed fashion film shorts from around the world that will continuously screen to entertain and inspire style seekers. Canadian real estate company Tricon Residential is furnishing the Fashion Cinema with modern pieces as well as providing a popcorn stand and mocktail bar.

The official beer of FAT’s Spring 2023 season, Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc will be commemorating Blue Hour, the time of day that the sun dips below the horizon, with a celebration and socialization kick off. For the first time guests will be able to pre-order gourmet bites when purchasing event tickets from food styling and catering company Kanvas, Fashion Art Toronto’s exclusive food partner this season. And backstage models will be in good hands as Bioderma’s FAT’s offical beauty partnership and Canadian beauty brand LASHGOD’s is the official lash partner.

Photo via Fashion Art Toronto / Quartz & Canary

Photo via Fashion Art Toronto / Quartz & Canary

Fashion Art Toronto is also excited to announce that it has partnered with Artist Project for a second year to produce creative pop-up runway shows at the contemporary art fair. Designers Isecai and LaceL will present their latest art-inspired collections to guests of the 2023 event, and new this year the Fashion Art Toronto Boutiquewill allow visitors to shop the latest fashions on-site. Featuring over 250 independent artists, Artist Project 2023 is taking place at the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto from April 13 through April 16. Tickets available at theartistproject.com.

Sustainable Sunday will highlight 12 brands focused on eco and ethical fashion as well as host a Responsible Fashion panel, moderated by CANNIFF, featuring Kelly Drennan from Fashion Takes Action. Taking place on the runway, the panel will feature an in-depth discussion on prevalent issues and global advancements around fashion sustainability.

Tickets to attend Fashion Art Toronto are available to purchase online. The full schedule is available to view online FashionArtToronto.ca.

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