|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week "fashionSCAPES"
April 24-28, 2012
213 Sterling Road
|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week launches its 7th year from April 24th to April 28th in Toronto. For five fabulous days, |FAT| explores the art of fashion via site-specific installations, runway shows, art exhibits, photography, fashion films and live performances.
"The unique blend of fashion, art and culture make this festival a true mirror of the city of Toronto," says Vanja Vasic, Executive Director of |FAT|. "The festival's unique vision in presenting diverse perspectives in an inclusive environment, make this event a perfect backdrop for showcasing the immense talent from Canada and around the world."
The lFATl attitude comes to life again this year at our new festival location - a former industrial warehouse located at 213 Sterling Road - Toronto's new up-and-coming arts & design district. Artists from Canada and abroad will transform the 15,000 square foot venue through multi-media installations, performances and interactive environments, exploring the notion of fashion through diverse disciplines.
|FAT| is the first festival of its kind to present fashion through a broad range of disciplines including - design, film, photography, arts and performance - all under one roof. The festival puts Canada on the creative world stage as an innovative force to be reckoned with.
lFATl has an International reputation for presenting and discovering cool new talent. Now in its 7th year |FAT| has presented over 1,000 artists and designers since it first launched in 2005.
2012 THEMATIC LANDSCAPE
The |FAT| 2012 theme fashionSCAPES mirrors the concept of landscapes: unique, seasonal and ever changing. Each night a different sub-theme will be explored around the ideas of land, city, body and future.
April 24 - LANDscapes explores global landscapes and physical environments
April 25 - CITYscapes visits metropolises and man-made environments; streets, structures and cities
April 26 - BODYscapes investigate the body as a field for expressing identity, sexuality and gender
April 27 - FUTUREscapes looks at new materials, technology, media and innovative processes
April 28 - FATmarket is chance for the public to purchase clothing hot off the runway from |FAT| designers
April 16-28: |FAT| DRAKE lab OFFSITE EXHIBIT @ 1142 Queen West (11am-5pm) Free
Installations, films & photography from current and past |FAT| artists
April 24-27: THE DRESSING ROOM PROJECT
A virtual & on-site multimedia art experience. 12 site-specific artist spaces present work ranging from live performances, broadcasts and video projections to interactive photo booths and more
April 24-27: 52 RUNWAY SHOWS
From designers across Canada & around The World including work by Canadian designers from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Calgary as well as international designers from The Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine, Mexico, the Philippines and the USA
April 24-27: |FAT| FOCUS GERMANY Presented by the Goethe-Institut
Fashion & art from Germany's hottest designers & image-makers: curated in collaboration with world-renowned Designer Scouts.
April 24-27: FILMS ON FASHION
International filmmakers create iconic imagery through fashion & moving image. The program includes 10+ films from Paris, London, New York, Berlin, Istanbul, Florence, Wroclaw, Baar and Montreal
April 24-27: PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO EXHIBITION
Four thematic nights of rotating imagery by a selection of Canadian and international media artists and photographers
April 28: FASHION MARKET @ 1142 Queen West
213 Sterling Road, Toronto
$30 Day Pass, $75 Week Pass
At the Venue $35 Day Pass
Drake Lab / 1142 Queen St West
The complete |FAT| 2012 schedule is now available online at: http://fashionarttoronto.ca/2012-schedule/
lFATl MEDIA CONTACT
Artist & Designer Profiles complete with bios and high resolution images can be accessed directly from the website here: http://fashionarttoronto.ca/artists-designers-2012/
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