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Fashion and Art intertwines during Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche is back again. People with an interest in fashion will be happy to know that there are some installations just for you.

Zone A
Art of Fashion 2007 Surreal Journey
Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W.

Rising Canadian designers showcase their pieces that incorporate the 20s theme of Zone A. Visitors can vote on the designer whose interpretation of the 20s is the best. The winner will be crowned Art Fashion 2007 Designer of the Year. That's bragging rights for a whole year for one of these up and comers: Vanessa Lee Wishart (Vicerra),Stephanie Storm (Glyphiks), Jennifer Fukushima (Paper People Clothing), Elizabeth Pinter, Adrienne Butikofer, Natasha Lenart, Tara White (Embody), Gurleen Rai (g.rai), Filip Karadzic/Rowena Jozic (babu et moi), Christopher Cunningham (Christabel).

Susie Love Trunk Sale
5 Yorkville Ave
Stop by Y5 to see Susie Love's new jewelry pieces. If you've missed her on the street with her blue bag of goodies, this is a good place to visit.

Zone B

Marie Josette Wearable Art
The Distillery District, Case Goods Warehouse, Building 74, Studio 105

This group exhibition and sale of wearable art shawls, caps and wraps features Canadian textile artist Marie Josette with other Canadian and international textile artists.

Preloved celebrates Nuit Blanche
613 Queen Street West

Until 10pm you can receive 25% off all merchandise. Daniel Wilson displays his art installation.

Jewel Envy

101 Spadina Ave., Suite 214
Be part of art installation using jewelry design as the medium. Visitors are encouraged to contribute to the design and creation of a massive necklace.

Swap 'til you Drop
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave.

Shoppers haven't been left out of the equation. However, instead of buying new, swap them. In addition, stylists and seam rippers are on site to help you alter your finds.

Lileo
The Distillery District
If you are looking to buy new, Lileo will be open for your shopping pleasure. Even if you aren't interested in shopping, you need to visit and play with the Lileo Light Fountain by Gorbet Design Inc.

Zone C

Femmebomb
Public Health Building, 1115 Queen St. W.

Touch the pink fuzzy building. This installation is an adaptation of the original Femmebomb installation that took place University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. Using fabric, snow fencing, pink insulation foam, yarn and industrial Velcro, Janet Morton will transform the Public Health Building into textured flora.

The Late Great Pom-Pom Exchange
1050 Queen St. W.

Make Pom-Poms and trade them with other strangers or friends making Pom-Poms.

Common Cloth fashion show
1233 Queen Street West
The Common Cloth girls launch their Spring Summer 2008 collection, "Love Songs" with a fashion show at 9pm. Gwynne Avenue will be closed to traffic that night so that Nuit Blanche visitors can see the action.

Boutique Le Trou
940 Queen Street West

Boutique Le Trou is open all night for your shopping pleasure. Stop by and see what Canadian fashion is doing for fall 2007.

image: Femmebomb - toronto.ca


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