FAT (Fashion Art Toronto) Arts & Fashion Week 2015- Day 3
With the third day of FAT (Fashion Art Toronto) 2015 at Daniels Spectrum in Toronto officially wrapped, we’re looking back on another evening of alternative, feisty Canadian fashion. From skintight latex looks at House of Etiquette to models with vibrant hair and colour blocked frocks at Brandon Keir, here’s our runway report from the front rows at the shows.
1) Dystropolis by Wendy Ng: Launched by Toronto-based Wendy Ng, an engineer who moonlights as a fashion designer, Dystropolis’ new Atlantis Collection paid tribute to the mystical lost city. On the runway, this translated into edgy black leather and models walking the catwalk with haunting green and blue makeup. The moody, muted palette was a perfect fit for the theme.
2) House of Etiquette: Founded by Toronto design duo Ashley Davis and Mina Smart, House of Etiquette featured a Neuromance collection of sleek, slick latex designs at FAT 2015. The punk inspired looks ranged from a bold cobalt blue and black minidress to a plunging latex bodysuit with lace-up detail.
3) Vandal: The Toronto-based line is a combination between avant garde creations and timeless tailoring. On the catwalk, Vandal showcased a sci-fi inspired Evangelion collection which played with neon bright hues and structured jackets. Models marched down the runway in futuristic sunglasses, in funky military style coats and fitted sheath dresses.
4) Maya Charbin: Born in Lebanon and now based in Mississauga, Ontario, designer Maya Charbin turned to the theme of Subtle Pattern, inspired by artist Peter Genteenar. At Maya Charbin, a clean and simple white colour scheme dominated the runway. From a snowy white jumpsuit with a deep V-neckline to subtle pinstripes and floaty tops, the simplicity brought a unique contrast to FAT 2015’s bold, edgy looks.
5) SANDRA: Based in Kitchener, Ontario, 26-year-old designer Sandra Al-Dabbagh is an emerging talent. Her eye-catching Artematics brought math into the world of fashion, by using mathematical symbols and functions to inspire her latest designs. The architectural, funky styles included striking square cut-outs, structured shoulders on blazers and a theme of black and white.
6) Evan Biddell: The Toronto designer, who was also the winner of Season 1 of Project Runway Canada, unveiled his More Than Human collection. With designs inspired by androgynous cyborgs and a futuristic, alien-like theme, the looks included alluring abstract prints and dark fabrics. Powerful statement shoulders and flowing trousers made their way onto the runway, while models marched along with their faces painted bright green.
7) Brandon Keir: Born on Prince Edward Island and now based in Toronto, rising designer Brandon Keir is just 21 years old. The emerging talent featured a Top of the World collection at FAT 2015, which paid tribute to the dark skies and pops of bright colour of the Northern Lights. On the runway, looks were a mix of basic black pieces, contrasted against hint of yellow, pink and blue.
8) Du Larée by Andy Jones: Toronto designer Andy Jones turned to women’s sexual appeal throughout history to represent his #Work2015 collection. Bold metallic detail in vivid shades of pink and purple, flowing fabrics and feminine white dresses made a splash on the runway.
9) M-Line: Windsor-born and Toronto-based designer Matthew Ngan launched his line while studying fashion at George Brown College in Toronto. His girlish White Rainbow collection was inspired by the Japanese animated cartoon Sailor Moon. Keeping with the fresh and dainty theme, watercolour shades on white fabric made their way onto the runway. Scarves, white harem pants, crop tops and billowing skirts were all dyed with a colour gradient effect.
Photos: Jonathan Hooper
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