|FAT| ARTS & FASHION WEEK
FOCUS GERMANY presented by the Goethe-Institut
In Collaboration with German Style Ambassadors DESIGNER SCOUTS
APRIL 24th to 27th @ 213 Sterling Rd. Toronto
|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week and the Goethe-Institut Toronto have teamed up this year to present |FAT|'s FOCUS GERMANY. Curated in collaboration with internationally recognized Designer Scouts Berlin, |FAT| spotlights Germany to celebrate its rich cultural scene and strong approach to art and fashion. Four festival days will present Germany's creative influencers to Toronto audiences through a gallery-style photography exhibit, a multi-media art installation, fashion films, and runway collections. This year's festival is proud to highlight Germany's long-standing reputation as a driving force in the creative industries of film, art and fashion.
"|FAT| was launched with the idea to expose Canadian culture to the world, and to make Canadian fashion and art more visible internationally," says |FAT| Executive Director, Vanja Vasic. "The festival aims to connect with creative hotspots like Germany, in order to exchange ideas and be more informed about world trends and the international arts and fashion community as a whole."
"We love to work with |FAT| for the second time. Their multidisciplinary mix of art and design creates a powerful platform to engage Canadian and German talents," says Sonja Griegoschewski, Director of the Goethe-Institut Toronto.
"Germany - Berlin in particular - is one of the most influential cultural centres in the world at the moment," adds |FAT| Artistic Director, Vessna Perunovich. "We're interested in their conceptual approach to fashion, which mirrors lFATl's mandate to present fashion through many art forms."
|FAT| FOCUS GERMANY features:
• On-site photography exhibit - a collaboration between fourteen contemporary German designers & photographers fashionarttoronto.ca/2012-schedule/german-focus-photoexhibit
• 3 fashion film about Berlin's vibrant arts scene & emerging designers
• Multi-media art exhibits featuring jewellery, film & fashion
• F/W 2012/13 fashion collections from Berlin-based designers Esther Perbandt & Von Bardonitz
Event Calendar |FAT| Focus Germany:
24-27 April: Dressing Room Project - Katrin Spranger's "Best Before" installation of conceptual jewellery, photos & clothing
24-27 April: Photography Exhibit - 14 German designers & photographers
24 April 8pm: Fashion on Film - "The Gardener" by Katja Hentschel
25 April 9pm: Runway Showcase - Esther Perbandt
25 April 9pm: Fashion on Film - Designer Scouts Berlin
27 April 9pm: Fashion on Film - "Format - Esther Perbandt" by Christian Straub
27 April 9pm: Runway Showcase - Designer Nicole Roscher's line Von Bardonitz
|FAT| FOCUS GERMANY FEATURED ARTISTS:
Katrin Spranger is a Hamburg jewellery artist, who has won numerous awards for her work.
Esther Perbandt is a sustainable fashion label distributed in Japan, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, the USA, Cyprus, Greece & Hong Kong.
Von Bardonitz is a fashion label designed by Nicole Roscher, whose style adopts classic gents cuts into various gender concepts.
Christian Straub is a film director & artist, with works shown & awarded internationally.
Katja Hentschel is a photographer & filmmaker in Berlin, chronicling people with a sense of style.
Lisa Shahno is an avantgarde fashion designer. Recently took part of a fashion exhibit curated by Mode Museum of Hasselt, Belgium.
Valquire Veljkovic is a photographer & multi-media artist based in Berlin.
howitzweissbach is an international fashion label from Leipzig designed by Eva Howitz & Frieder Weissbach.
Tata Christiane is a fashion label by Julie Bourgeois & Hanrigabriel.
Juliaandben is a menswear/womenswear label by Julia Heuse & Ben Klunker, graduates of the prestigious Berlin design school ESMOD.
Sadak is a Berlin-based fashion label created by Serbian designer Sasa Kovacevic.
Isabel Vollrath is a Berlin-based fashion designer awarded the "Baltic Fashion Award 2011."
Moga E Mago is a Berlin-based label creating extravagant accessories.
Daniel Bolliger is an art director, photographer, graphic designer & artist based in Berlin, Zurich, London & New York.
Thomas Dachs is an artist & photographer living & working in Leipzig.
Valeria Mitelman is a professional dreamer & photographer.
Magnus Ragnvid Chammom
Madame Peripetie is a surrealist photographer based in Germany & U.K.
About the Goethe-Institut
For 50 years, the Goethe-Institut Toronto has been promoting an ongoing dialogue and exchange between Canadian and German artists and experts in order to present German culture abroad and help shape a current understanding of Germany today.
About Designer Scouts
Designer Scouts is a Berlin-based platform for extraordinary and upcoming designers that aims to capture the spirit of the creative fashion scene bringing it closer into the context of the international fashion world. Their mission is to educate the world about the importance of avant-garde design.
|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week is a platform for inventive, pioneering and contemporary expression. This annual multi-arts event delivers a packed schedule of runway shows, live performances, music, photography exhibits, video screenings and installation exhibits, to celebrate leaders in a wide range of art forms.
|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week 2012
April 24-27, 2012
Event venue: 213 Sterling Road. Toronto
Tickets: $30 online in advance, $35 at the door
|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week
Tel. +1 416 5935257-205