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The 10 most outrageous looks from FAT Arts & Fashion Week 2015

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 28, 2015

FAT 2015 torontoFashion Art Toronto (better known as FAT), Toronto's alternative fashion week, is all about pushing the envelope on the runway, allowing designers to let their imaginations run wild and explore high-concept manifestations of fashion. Naturally, that lends itself to some fantastical, not-suitable-for-the-real world creations (executed, as you might expect, with varying degrees of success).

Among the more notable FAT oddities: Andrea Montle's racy all-seatbelt-material collection, coats and dresses with multicoloured faux-fur panels from J Porte, and latex gear from House of Etiquette (which, depending on how you spend your evenings, is not actually all that strange). Below are 10 more looks among the dozens of others that helped keep FAT wonderfully weird this season.

Here are my picks for the 10 most outrageous looks from FAT 2015.

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The top 10 looks from FAT Arts & Fashion Week 2015

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 27, 2015

FAT 2015 torontoFashion Art Toronto (colloquially known as FAT) took over Daniels Spectrum last week, celebrating 10 years of providing a platform for some of Toronto's most innovative up-and-coming designers. With a lineup that brings a heavy theatrical element and some transformative ideas to the runway, it remains a breath of fresh air in the city's fashion establishment a decade on.

Here are my picks for the top looks from FAT 2015.

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The top 20 Etsy sellers in Toronto by category

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 26, 2015

etsy torontoToronto based Etsy sellers have managed to stand out in the crowded craft scene, taking raw materials and spinning them into retail gold through sheer craftsmanship and vision. Considering that the online handmade-goods marketplace has grown into a business juggernaut (just check out the IPO), that's no easy feat. Look for these vendors at shops around Toronto, at craft sales or, heck, just buy their stuff on Etsy.

Here are my picks for the top Etsy sellers in Toronto by category.

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It's the end of the line for Lileo as landlord locks doors

Posted by Staff / April 25, 2015

lileoLileo, the high-end fashion and lifestyle shop in the Distillery District, has been shuttered. While we're admittedly a little late to the news, a sign affixed to the front doors dated March 31 indicates the closure was due to rent not being paid. The amount owing is $713,886.

Those who remember Toronto before the current incarnation of the Distillery will likely recall Lileo as one of the high profile, founding retailers of the made-over neighbourhood. Home to hard-to-find and high-end men's and women's fashion brands, the expansive store seemed to struggle to draw shoppers outside of their seasonal up to 70% off sales.

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30 looks from Massive Party 2015 at the AGO

Posted by Staff / April 24, 2015

massive party 2015Massive Party returned to the AGO with the theme Hotbed for 2015. About 2,000 revelers descended on Toronto's preeminent art gallery for an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and to flaunt their latest party looks.

Check out all the looks in our style section.
Fashion & Style

Toronto store creates world's first suit you can dunk in

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 21, 2015

garrison raptorsThey once stitched a vintage Vince Carter rookie jersey into a suit lining for Drake; now, this Toronto tailor has moved on up to dressing the entire Raptors lineup. Garrison Bespoke have just unveiled the Raps' new team suits, which they've billed as the world's first track suit/formal suit hybrid.

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