STEVIE CROWNE: RIDE OR DIE
Fashion Art Toronto presents Stevie Crowne’s Ride or Die collection on April 21, 2017, at 10pm. The event will be held at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON. Fashion elements included in the SS17 Collection, “Ride Or Die,” will be a continuation of Stevie Crowne’s already trademarked dyed and distressed denim pieces, bleach washed/acid wash garments, reworked jackets featuring custom patchwork, over-sized t-shirts with upcycled leather and denim appliques. Inspiration is drawn from current social themes and a representation of mixed diversity. The bold aesthetics are meant to bring awareness to current global movements. The line promotes the evolution of fashion : where it used to be, where the true underground fashion movement is now, and where it is potentially going in regards to sustainability.
Fashion Art Toronto presents Stevie Crowne’s Spring/Summer runway show. Underlying themes in this collection are based on relevant social issues including integrated diversity, addictions, education, and environmental awareness through the art of upcycling. It tackles the way we communicate in todays digital age through popular symbolism,
Canadian Fashion Designer Stevie Crowne, 22, designs his collections recycling top quality vintage and thrift styles. Deemed an Eco-Friendly label creating 2+ collections per year since 2011, he upcycles his findings into newer and more edgy-contemporary fashion garments. Sold in stores across Canada featuring special capsule collections, this SS17 season will mark the first runway show in three years!
Beginning the process with each piece, it typically starts off by basic pattern grading to suit in trend styles and 2017/2018 silhouettes. Further in the process, each garment goes through a complete 180° transformation using methods such as fabric dying, hardware embellishment, hemming, fabric-detailing, patchwork, embossing, other alterations, as well as collaborating with visual artists to produce limited edition prints and one-off bespoke creations.