MADE IN CANADA
MADE IN CANADA
10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
The April 2015 edition of Fashion Art Toronto – Arts & Fashion Week will mark our 10th year anniversary, and we will be celebrating what defines Canadian culture today. The 2015 theme titled MADE IN CANADA will pay homage to influences drawn from Canadian art, design, technology, history, imagery, landscapes and the country’s social fabric. The theme plays on perceptions, stereotypes and iconic imagery relating to Canada. We take these conventional ideas of what it means to be Canadian further by establishing the MADE IN CANADA label as something that holds meaning, value and pride, by showing the full complexity and richness of the Canadian culture in this moment in time.
Through 5 nights of programming from April 21-25, MADE IN CANADA will present fashion collections and artistic work that responds to 5 sub-themes, with a different theme presented each night: Great Wild, Cold North, Group of Seven, Northern Lights and Global Village.
GREAT WILD explores influences from Canadian nature; landscapes, animals and the environment, while embodying the romantic spirt of the wild and presenting fashion & art that is out of control, uninhibited, raw, organic, adventurous and animalistic.
COLD NORTH looks at how the Canadian climate and geography define culture and creative codes. The theme will survey fashion & art that is minimal, desolate, dark, detached, isolated and reserved to reflect on the northern climate.
GROUP OF SEVEN As an iconic artist group that initiated the first major Canadian art movement, this theme will serve as a springboard for a new breed of talent who find inspiration in art and history. The theme pays homage to the past and explores new currencies in fashion, art and culture. Designers & artists are influenced by colour, texture, form and past and present trends.
NORTHERN LIGHTS will reflect on the natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of colored light in the sky of the Northern Hemisphere. The theme will present fashion design and artistic expression that is inspired by fantasy, light, imagination, future, science, technology and experimentation.
GLOBAL VILLAGE As one of the most multicultural and metropolitan places in the world, Canada embodies a cultural mosaic where diversity coexists. The theme will showcase artistic work that is influenced by the distinctions and or correlations to ethnic, cosmopolitan, urban, rural, local and global cultural groups.