April 16-20, 2020
6pm - 11pm
585 Dundas Street East
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
The 15th anniversary edition entitled ‘We are all in this Together’ reflects on community, family and inclusion. By forging diverse connections and nourishing talent over the last 14 years, Fashion Art Toronto has created a powerful platform for fashion designers and artists. The 2020 theme reflects on the festival’s own accomplishment of creating community and encouraging creativity and the broader notion of connecting, engagement and collaboration among artists and designers.
This 2020 edition examines how we create a sense of belonging through various support systems such as family, society and culture. The event will focus on the importance of collaboration and the visceral experience of story telling. The 2020 featured designers and artists will reflect on the individual versus society, togetherness versus isolation, revealing multiple layers that make up who we are through the connections we forge.
This multi-arts fashion festival is composed of 6 interconnecting elements:
Presenting 50 runway shows across 5 days from the best emerging and established, national and international designers showing contemporary fashion to street wear, to experimental ideas and avant-garde collections. Fashion Art Toronto’s runway showcase sets the standard for a new era of cutting edge presentations on the catwalk.
ART VILLAGE SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS/INTERVENTIONS
A project we are introducing in celebration of our 15-year anniversary is an Art Village, an immersive environment constructed from a combination of traditional and repurposed building materials. The space will occupy the Daniels Spectrum 3,000 square foot courtyard area and will be build to mimic a temporary village settlement, allowing the public to enter and experience each space individually, and to engage with the temporary settlement as a whole. Each space will house site-specific interventions, sculptural installations, murals, craft works and interactive projects.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO EXHIBITION
Photography works will be exhibited inside the main space. Video works will be displayed on monitors and large-scale projections running in a continuous loop.
The series will consist of a series of dance, music and visual arts performances, scheduled each evening across 5 nights.
Up to 10 media art projects will be scheduled in the main program. Screenings will take place in the evening with 2 films scheduled per night.
ARTIST TALK SERIES / INTERVIEWS
The series will take place on the main stage between screenings and performances. Talks will be scheduled in designated time slots, and media and artist interviews will occur post show and according to requests.