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Fashion & Style

The top 5 reasons to get excited for |FAT| 2014

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 17, 2014

fat toronto 2014The tents at David Pecaut Square - and its gussied-up showgoers - may have up and left when World MasterCard Fashion Week came to a close four weeks ago, but the fashion shows won't stop there.

Fashion Art Toronto ("|FAT|") Arts & Fashion Week returns next week (April 22 26) for its ninth annual edition, celebrating the conceptual - and sometimes downright confusing - side of fashion with runway shows, live performances, short films, photography exhibits and art installations. This time around, the event will be held at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East), a site that's a little more central than the previous event venue, an industrial warehouse.

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This Week in Fashion: TFI New Labels reveals finalists, Vintage Crawl Toronto, |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 16, 2014

fat toronto 2014This Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.

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Toronto Fashion Incubator recently revealed the final four emerging Canadian designers set to compete in this year's New Labels competition, taking place on May 5. AliceAzur by Miriam Baker, Christopher Paunil, Laura Siegel, and NOMAD of the SUN by Ashley Boutcher - all hailing from Toronto - will present twelve looks to a panel of esteemed judges. The winner will walk away with $25,000, an exclusive editorial in FLARE Magazine, production of a lookbook, and the bragging rights that come from being crowned Most Promising New Label. Past winners include Sarah Stevenson, who recently landed a collaboration with Target, and Sid Neigum, who now sells in some of the most fashion-centric cities in the world.

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This Week in Fashion: Nudie Jeans Repair Shop, Walk-In Closet, This Is West Queen West S.O.S

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 9, 2014

dutil nudie torontoThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.

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Last week, online shopping destination LAB Consignment launched its lineup of spring merchandise, highlighting an impressive collection of '90s vintage Versace garments. The timeless and iconic pieces - including a safety pin dress and cropped leather jacket - are now available online and in studio by appointment only.

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This Week in Fashion: Etsy pop-up shop, Shopify Retail Tour, Aveda celebrates Earth Month

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 2, 2014

etsy torontoThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.

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Aveda is celebrating Earth Month throughout April with a whole slew of green initiatives slated to raise $6 million for clean water-related causes. Included is the return of immensely successful events Cut-A-Thon and Beyond (April 7) and Walk for Water (April 22), which garnered over 400 participants last year. Salons, spas, and retail stores will also be peddling limited edition Earth Month Light the Way candles and donating 100% of the proceeds to Global Greengrants Fund.

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This Week in Fashion: Park & Province launch, One of a Kind Show, free Shopify workshops, Uncrate India

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 26, 2014

toronto fashion salesThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.

NEWS

Park & Province, a slick online boutique based in Toronto, launches today (March 26) at noon. Founded by Chris Naidu and Gray Butler, the curated menswear shop offers hard-to-find quality fashion essentials with a contemporary twist, like All Around Shirt's apple-adorned button-up and Thorocraft's camouflage print oxfords.

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The 10 most outrageous looks from Fashion Week

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 23, 2014

toronto fashion weekMost would agree that Canadian fashion is infinite levels of safe. And it's true; compared to its New York and Paris counterparts, World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto teems with humdrum pieces only made more exciting with dynamic styling and (some) fun colours. Although this is what works in our generally conservative country, there are a handful of designers who push (or try to push) the envelope using unconventional materials, avant-garde fabric treatments, and fur in bizarre places. Whether they left the audience smitten or stunned, these risk-takers deserve a round of applause.

Here are my picks for the most outrageous looks from World MasterCard Fashion Week.

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