|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week celebrates inventive, pioneering and contemporary expression through 50+ runway shows, live performances, fashion films, photography exhibits and art installations. This annual multi-arts event, held every April, features 200 Canadian and International fashion designers and artists each year and welcomes over 5,000 guests; including buyers, curators, the media, and fashion and art lovers in general.
| FAT | Arts & Fashion Week has a mandate of showcasing artistic disciplines rooted in fashion and their exploration of clothing in today’s time. The festival emphasizes this mandate through the showcase of fashion design, photography, installation, film, video, performance, music and dance, in an effort to push forward and redefine our perception of the fashion phenomenon.
FASHION DESIGN |||||
From contemporary fashion to street wear, to experimental ideas and avant-garde collections, |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week features over 50 runway shows from the best emerging and established, national and international designers. |FAT|’s runway showcase sets the standard for a new era of cutting edge presentations on the catwalk.
Fashion photography from over 50 acclaimed artists are exhibited within the environment to stimulate the visual senses.
FASHION FILMS |||||
|FAT| presents short films, videos and large projections from filmmakers and fashion designers exploring and interpreting the subject of fashion and style in contemporary culture.
INSTALLATION ART |||||
Sculptures, installations and large multimedia art works that reflect on the notion of fashion are exhibited throughout the event. Launched in 2010 |FAT| presents “The Dressing Room Project” a special site-specific project where 7 artists reinterpret 7 rooms through installations, videos, performances and sculptures within the festival’s complex.
Cutting-edge, dynamic and forward-looking performances in dance, music and performance art exhibit how fashion can extend its borders beyond the runway.