|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week 2013 invites you for “FASHION THERAPY” April 23-27

Toronto, ON – April 18, 2013  - |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week kicks off its 8th year with a packed-to-the-brim schedule of runway shows, performances, fashion films, photography exhibits and art installations. Spanning 5 days of programming, |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week transforms a historic industrial warehouse into a vibrant multi-sensory environment. 

Recognized internationally as a ground-breaking platform for up-and-coming talent, this multi-faceted festival combines the world of design and art to establish fresh and dynamic ways of looking at fashion.

|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week features the spirit of diversity and inclusiveness with a wider lens than any other fashion event in Canada. The festival is renowned for creating an environment rich in diversity, not only in the art and fashion it showcases, but also through the models that grace the catwalk and audience it attracts.

|FAT| is not your typical fashion event. |FAT| is an experience ,” says Vanja Vasic, Executive Director. “ As an incubator of ideas |FAT| involves a broad creative community – with local, national and international perspectives in fashion .”

2013 FASHION THERAPY

The |FAT| 2013 theme FASHION THERAPY examines aspects of the human psyche which seek resolve through fashion. FASHION THERAPY will be explored around the sub-themes of Drama, Craving, Crisis, Escape and Euphoria.

April 23  - fashion DRAMA  looks at art and fashion that is over-the-top, theatrical and attention seeking

April 24  - fashion CRAVING  presents work that reflects current trends, and lusts for the latest obsession

April 25  - fashion CRISIS  explores fashion and art with attitude or a message, examining conflict, chaos and dysfunction

April 26  - fashion ESCAPE  presents the imaginative or fantastical, expressing distinct realities, cultures or places

April 27  - fashion EUPHORIA  exhibits fashion and art that is rich, colourful, sensual, exaggerated, wild or joyful

|FAT| EVENTS

April 23-27:  50 FASHION COLLECTIONS ON THE RUNWAY

From designers across Canada & around The World

April 23-27:  FOCUS MEXICO Presented by Mexico Tourism Board

Fashion & art from Mexico's hottest designers & image-makers: runway, photography and film

April 23-27:  THE DRESSING ROOM PROJECT

A virtual & on-site multimedia art experience

April 23-27:  |FAT| FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Captivating images capture relationships between fashion and the psyche

April 23-27:  FASHION ON FILM

International filmmakers create iconic imagery through fashion & moving image

|FAT| 2013 OFFICIAL FASHION FILM “FASHION THERAPY”

The Savage Film Company’s independent film production looks at fashion gone mad. Launching April 3rd on  http://fashionarttoronto.ca/

|FAT| 2013 SPONSORS

Government Partners: Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council

Major Partners: M by Maddie, CISION

Media Partners: NOW Magazine, CIUT FM, PRODUCT, FAJO Magazine, blogTO, Xtra!, FAB Magazine

Hair Sponsors: Spellbound Hair Design, Salon Cyan

Cultural Partners: Mexico Tourism Board

Community Partners: Brasilazy Canada

lFATl VENUE

213 Sterling Road, Toronto

April 23-27

7pm-12am daily

 

lFATl TICKETS

Online:  http://fashionarttoronto.ca/buy-tickets/

$30 Day Pass, $80 Week Pass

At the Venue $35 Day Pass


lFATl SCHEDULE

The complete |FAT| 2013 schedule is now available online at:  http://fashionarttoronto.ca/2013-2/

Artist & Designer Profiles complete with bios and high-resolution images can be accessed directly from the website here:  http://fashionarttoronto.ca/artistsdesigners-2013/

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lFATl MEDIA CONTACT
Mijana Veljkovic
Media/Public Relations Coordinator
media@fashionarttoronto.ca
416.528.1050

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|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.

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