May 2, 2011

Toronto Alternative Arts & Fashion Week FAT 2011 - Part 2 of 2

Continuing the Toronto Alternative Fashion Week recap, here are some more collections that caught my eye. FAT was a lot of fun to attend as it also consist dance routines and art films as well as models of various sizes. FAT showed that we are all beautiful even if we look completely different than what is usually featured in fashion magazines.


Mackenzie Jones
Instead of having models just walking the runway, Mackenzie Jones used dancers that performed contemporary dance routines wearing the designs. Every pair performed had a theme about nature and their outfits compose of beautiful silk, feathers, rams' horns and antlers. It was one of the best shows I have seen.



Breeyn McCarney
Breeyn McCarney's collection was all made of paper. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful cutout patterns and then I wondered how they got the pieces on the models without ripping it. It was a neat idea and everyone had fun watching the models like paper bag princesses on the runway.




Toxic Vision
Toxic Vision is designed by Sharon with influences from rock and roll and heavy metal. It featured rock styles with studs and bold color contrasts. The collection had a rugged and unpolished feel and my favourite piece was the fur jacket that is white on one side and black on the other. Would I wear it? Most definitely.




Rachel Sin
Inspired by models who look effortless when off the cameras, Rachel Sin presented her "Models Off Duty" collection which consist glitters and sequins. The show also featured statement feather accessories from Garde Del Avante Jewellery. Not only I was in love with the feather shoulder pieces, I was also impressed by how versatile Rachel's dresses were as one can see how easily it was to glam up or dress down with it.




Here are some pictures of the night with the grey and black dress I was wearing being Rachel Sin's Elle Dress. Special shout out to Theresa from Tenfour Publicity who put together the amazing event. It was extremely well organized and everyone helping out were very welcoming and well informed. It was one of the friendliest shows I have been.








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57 comments:

  1. I am regularly so jealous of your life. This looks like my kind of scene.
    P.S. That picture of the girl in blue booty-dancing by the rapper? That would be me.

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  2. The Mackenzie Jones show looks like it was a lot of fun! And what a great idea to use dancers instead of models on the runway!

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  3. The fashion week looks fun!
    Most of the collections are Lady Gaga friendly IMO :D

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  4. very artistic!

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  5. i agree with dina, most of the stuff there looks like they're something worn by Gaga!

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  6. seems like none of the designers are afraid of self expression
    xo
    MosaMuse

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  7. Love the antlers and the rams' horns! Looks like a fun time :)

    K.

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  8. Paper clothes sound interesting. When I was a kid, I came up with the idea of "disposable clothes." Then when you went on vacation, you could just throw all your clothes away and you'd have room in your suitcase to bring back everything you'd bought on vacation!

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  9. This reminds me of the kind of wild fashion shows we used to have at my college, CAL Arts. Super fun pics.

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  10. This just looks absolutely amazing - wow!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  11. looks so happening, that's why i love fashion week. That Rachel's LBD is a must-have!

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  12. wow the shows looks uber fun!
    i just read your comment! congrats on the new chanel!!! that is definitely a BIG splurge. i can't believe their prices is going up again. outrageous!

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  13. Seems like you had a good time. Thank you for posting the pictures. Its always lovely to see new styles and different type of fashion :)

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  14. wow! that's alternative, alright! love th toxic vision!

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  15. You are a friggin' genius for that comment you left on my blog. I don't know how I didn't think of it before. I will definitely try to get in touch with some places around my city and offer to cover the event on my blog. It's worth a shot, right? Thanks for the awesome suggestion. This is why I love you.

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  16. Thanks for following! I used to love FAT when I lived in Toronto! Toxic Vision is definitely one of my fave raves - this is a great review!

    x

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  17. Mackenzie Jones and all the antlers? Uh I would've jumped on the stage and got right in there. That show looks fantastic!!

    Of course I also would have been removed from the venue.

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  18. I am loving the rachel sin line (and your dress from what i see) a lot! and it must have been cool to see the performing arts as a runway show - that's neat!

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  19. Wow!It looks like a really fun and intersting event!!!
    Great show!
    xoxo
    S


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  20. i love mackenzie jones!! and Rachel Obviously!!

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  21. i really like the rachel sin collection and the paper dresses too :)

    so creative!

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  22. Funny and experimenntal, love it.
    Nice blog

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  23. Awesome coverage, love your hat, you look so cute!

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  24. FAB !!!




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  25. thanks for your comment :) beautiful blog you have..i'm following you..follow me back if you want :) keep in touch xxx



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  26. I love the idea of having dancers on the runway! It would definitely add to the visual appeal of a show!

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  27. I always loved different fonts of style, new and unknown designers are perfect for it. Tnks for your comments in my blog ;)

    Great Bolg, btw.

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  28. I love your photos, how cool. Thanks for following!
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com/

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  29. Toxic vision is my favourite....very edgy and creative!

    Hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  30. omg, its so interesting! i am inspired!!

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  31. amazing pics and very unique designs! Looks like it was a blast! xo

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  32. i love toxic vision i need to reseach more on them!

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  33. Okay, the first picture creeped me out a little. But I love your hat--which is weird, because I never like hats. OMG, I think I might be evolving. Missing link no more!!! =)

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  34. PS - Because that's what seperates us from the chimps, a love of hats. LOL!

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  35. OH WOW! it's hard to pick a favorite! but love love loveeeee Toxic Vision! xox

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  36. all of this looks pretty avant garde, but i think rachel sin is freakin' amazing! i would wear everything here! and toxic vision is pretty fab too.

    Don't forget to enter my shimmy fringe necklace giveaway!

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  37. Ooh looks like a lot of fun and I love how the Mackenzie Jones show used dancers!

    Have a good week my dear! I'm back from Hong Kong and finally getting around to visiting blogs!

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  38. FAT looks amazing! I'm happy to see it's a show with different sizes and other kinds of art. The Elle Dress by Rachel Sin is super pretty. But where are the pictures of you showing it off?

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  39. Wow! Lucky you to witness the event. :) Thanks for sharing! Great photos :)



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  40. Absolutely fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit.
    I'll introduce this blog to my wife!! :)

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  41. These fashions are zany as heck! Love it! Thanks for sharing dear :)
    Meri

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  42. Omg those antlers! Kinda cool. XD

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  43. Wow. Sometimes, I'm not a fan of high fashion because it's not practical, but sometimes you just have to sit down and... take it all in.

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  44. Love those feathers! But I think my favorite is the rock n roll collection. I've got a soft spot for all things black and edgy.
    Thanks for the comment!

    .AshleyRae.
    araeofstyle.blogspot.com

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  45. oohhh, how cool that you got to go to all these shows! love the idea of dancing models and dresses made out of paper. sounds like a really good time!

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  46. rachele sin looks amazing, so great that you get to be part of this! thanks for the follow :), if i wasnt following before I am now

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    Lydz xX

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  47. Gorgeous!Very artistic!Love these pics!xoxo

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  48. i just loved ur hair and outfits hun! :) always glowing as always!! Glad u had so much fun in fashion week!

    tc.. nice shots here!

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  49. love the Breeyn McCarney's collection. and the fact that is made of paper.

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  50. really interesting post!!!
    just love ur blog! u have a new follower! :D


    Veronica
    blameboogie.blogspot.com

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  51. Ahhh now I see what you did in TO this past week :) Very cool to be part of this fashion event!
    That's pretty interesting to have models dancing (with antlers?!) down a runway for Mackenzie Jones. And yeah, about Breeyn McCarney's paper outfits I guess the models had to stand the whole time backstage after their outfits were put on them - I mean, like you said, they could rip easily or if the models sat down or something then there goes your outfit LOL

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  52. You always attend the coolest events! Do you work in the fashion industry? Great photos... very lady gaga like

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  53. great blog girl! i hope we can run into one another sometime!

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  54. I'm a huge fan of Toxic Vision http://wp.me/pIs32-7lx

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