Top 8 from Fashion Art Toronto 2015
Last week Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) returned for its 10 year anniversary instalment. Canadian designers and a collection of artists showcased their works at the 5 day event hosted in downtown Toronto. We combed through the fashion line up selecting the top 8 lines by designers we believe can make it in the cut throat commercial fashion circus. See all 8 below and be sure to visit their websites and follow their social media accounts to join them on their journey.
Titled Passion & Romance this collection from Lazar Couture was inspired by love and used various silks, cotton jersey and lace. We are loving the fitted yet feminine silhouettes shown in creamy off whites. This newly established brand (2013) is made in Canada and has our attention thanks to its soft yet strong confidence.
Featuring exclusive prints, this collection from Ruzica took an ordinary popular accessory and made it the focal point. We fell for the print’s colour palette and its pairing with neutrals. Designs were soft thanks to simple and elegant draping techniques, which gave the illusion of models floating down the runway. The brand’s belief is that beautiful clothes do not need to be extravagant, but can instead be rooted in simplicity.
Grey is the new black. Inspired by the beauty and the uniqueness of moths, Bulgun Puteeva assembled a collection which was texture rich, begging to be worn. Maintaining a sophisticated vibe, this collection appears to be incredibly comfortable and enjoyable to wear. Any of these pieces will be easy to work into your current wardrobe.
TETIANA K CLOTHING
Tetiana K Clothing brought a mix of structured and whimsical garments with a Scottish theme to the FAT runway. Classic plaid felt vintage, reminding us of the care placed in dressing from days gone by. Vibrant reds and powerful greens were sexy and youthful. Offering a variety of skirt lengths, this collection has something for everyone.
Tennis anyone? We admire this collection from Bianca Charneau (originally a visual arts student) who was inspired by The White Square (1917). The straight cuts shown in white on white made for a powerful presentation.
Bring on the colour. Kaela Kay presented a fun, vibrant collection featuring intoxicating African prints. Worn as a full ensemble or mixed with cool city basics, these pieces will bring the perfect pop to the wardrobe of the woman looking to add some excitement.
SS&CO (Simple Smiles & Co.)
Known for her hand knitted accessories, SS&Co. designer Katherine was inspired by the Group of Seven landscapes as she created this line up of wearable art showcasing her talents. A clear favourite of many, the gray top pictured left was the perfect example of hand made meets high end fashion with its intricate layered construction.
FIONA VERONICA F
Created by a former model, the self named line Fiona Veronica F this season was inspired by romance. Velvety gray blues and shimmering silvers mixed with large lace called out to modern day princesses on their quest to find true love.
Photos: Raymond Chow of CanadaWears.ca