Top Looks From Fashion Art Toronto

(@FashionArtTO) Fashion Art Toronto is an arts & fashion week that celebrates contemporary art + design through 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.
 Fashion Art Toronto 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, multi-media and performance in an effort to push forward and redefine our perception of the fashion phenomenon.

 This year’s theme revolved around the theme of constructing identity.
In this post I will be focusing on the "Top Looks" From Fashion Art Toronto (from Day 1 to 6)
Sun Sun (@NoceraSun)
Sun Sun, a self described androgynous designer, doesn’t play with an intersection of male and female as the dictionary says, but elevates a subject of gender to a non-binary yet entirely partial bliss, with all the appropriate comfort, style, and confidence necessary. Featuring entirely unique, one-off pieces, which are handmade in Toronto.
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"69 vintage" by Kealan Sullivan (@69vintage)
69 Vintage is a Toronto based vintage clothing company, newly relocated to 921 Queen St West across from Trinity Bellwoods Park. Join the mailing list for updates on new merchandise, events and promotions. Est. 2004, owned and operated by Kealan Sullivan.
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Evan Biddell
Honouring the late David Bowie with his latest – ‘Rebel’ – Evan Biddell offered up a two-in-one collection for Spring/Summer 2016.
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Vanessa Kiraly (@belindavisag)
BVisag is a brand based in Mexico City created by Belinda Visag. She founded BVisag 9 years ago in Paris; with it, she tries to tell stories, creating a romantic and stylish line full of feelings and emotions. Her work has been part of Fashion and Art Toronto for 8 consecutive years, participating also with two fashion films. BVisag work has been in Vogue Italia, Now, Newspapers in Mexico, Glamour, Nylon, auctions and expositions.
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Lesley Hampton (@LesleyHampton)
Gichi-oodenaang Ogichidaag, or City Warriors in Ojibwe, is a collection that explores the origin of the Native American jingle dress. Based on the teachings of Ojibwe communities, while wearing the jingle dress and performing a dance, an elder’s daughter was given the strength to recover from an illness. Contemporary use of the jingle dress is used in Powwow celebrations to empower a community. Using various metallic plating, from oxidized copper to synthetically colored foils, this collection reimagines the jingle dress for contemporary city life. The garment empowers its wearer to become a City Warrior.
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Maya Charbin (@MayaCharbin)
Inspired by unfamiliar places, objects, and experiences, Maya Charbin has always been driven to discover the unknown. Born in Lebanon and based in Toronto, her design aesthetic is reflective of a global influence. Maya developed her unique signature “Versatile Silhouettes” influenced by Japanese culture flawlessly blended with multinational spirits.
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DILLY DAISY
Heavily influenced by the 1970’s, a time filled with opposition to the government and people testing their freedom of speech, this collection brings together both the youth of today and those who were the youth of the past. Speak Out by Dilly Daisy speaks louder by bringing you vibrant colours and radical prints softened with simple yet flattering cuts. Make your voice be heard.
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ISKONmode ( @ISKONmode)
Wear the beauty honoring the nature and step into the summer with feminine and fluttery dresses, tunics and trousers made of carefully chosen natural materials: silk, cotton and linen with details in colors of sun, earth and water. Fireworks or harmony of colors, designed and made for you with love in every detail, whether for work, elegant look or relaxation, it will give you the unique and extravagant style. This collection is made of top quality and hand made details, inspired by traditional technics but adjusted to modern women who want to express their individuality, distinctiveness and true values.
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FIONA X. SUN
In the collection 2016 fall and winter, she incorporated “slow fashion” and “natural dyes” to have better quality, classic and something could last for a longer period. Fashion is all about is an individual statement of expression for everyone.
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lushyne (@lushyne)
LUSHYNE is modern and stylized ready-to-wear collections that leave quite an impression thanks to the splendor of its looks. The creations are seductive, distinguished and inspiring. They are designed for the avant-garde and confident woman of the world. LUSHYNE is a timeless collection created and conceived in Montreal by the designer.
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OSCAR MENDOZA (@OMEYEINFASHION)
This is a collection inspired by the stunning work of different well known artists, who have use the nature and insects as inspiration and as characters for their stories and expression. Enigmatic they may seems these small but powerful beings symbolize: purity, magic, darkness, freedom and many other connotations in different contexts. In terms of Trends and references you will see in the pieces strong influences from trends such as: Sheer, Bohemian, Punk, Goth and Hippie chic and more inspiration than references the Victorian period for the clothing.
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ODREA
 DRESSING LINE gets a first inspiration from trompe l’oeil fashion. The collection is improving by ideas from paper dolls and technical drawings which emphasize garment’s details with simple and accurate description. The purpose of this collection is visual amusement of fashion by dressing lines on garments. In this collection, painted lines emphasize every detail on the garment, induce two-dimensional effect of garment, and cause the details to be artificial and unnatural. The artificial detail brings a curiosity whether it is an accurate presentation of trompe l’oeil or it is an excessive embellishment to play something else.
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Nuvango (@Nuvango)
Nuvango’s Colour Theory Collection explores concepts of art in motion and the body as a canvas. Encompassing artwork from over twenty international artists and hand selected by curators and designers, each garment is a wearable work of art. All designs are produced in Toronto at the Nuvango Junction factory and made with love (and art).
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Here are my top favourite pieces for the Fashion Art Toronto 2016

Cheers,
Harija 

Images from CANADAWEARS.COM (Raymond Chow)

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  1. omg!!i love this collection..i love every pieces..they are so trendy
    thanks for sharing
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  2. Love the collection of amazing looks!

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  3. That first all white look is fabulous!

    x Karen
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  4. Lesley Hampton is my favourite designer from this fashion week. Nice report!

    XO

    C

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  5. I love the mix of minimalistic and patterned!

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  6. Great selection
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  7. ;)

    Gostei desse top looks!

    Ótima quarta!

    Beijo! ^^

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  8. All so gorgeous but number 4 and the one with the tights are my favorites. Both SO sexy and exciting :)

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  9. Totally love all of these outfits!

    xx,
    Abby
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  10. Thanks dear :D

    wooow, so amazing sellection. perfect looks :D

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  11. Amazing selection ;)

    xx
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  12. What a cool inspiration ;)
    xx
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  13. This is really beautiful!

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  14. amazing selection!!!!xoxo
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  15. Such beautiful looks :) I'd love to wear them all! xx Maja
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  16. very nice!

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  17. Such diverse and beautiful looks! Love the purple jacket and pants outfit

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  18. My faves are the all white outfits! Thanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style Please always keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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  19. great selection!!!
    Chiara
    http://www.chiaraangiolino.it/

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  20. SO many gorgeous and creative designs! Thanks for sharing!

    Sxx
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  21. Fabulous picks. I love Maya Charbin's coat dress.

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  22. Oh myyyy.....I love every look on the runway. I love the fact that it is wearable.

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  23. really nice looks!!

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  24. the second look amazing
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  25. Very fabulous looks. I love that yellow, so cool!

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  26. Am in love with all the outfits. The collections were truly amazing!
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  27. Interesting outfits!!
    Have a nice day! :)

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  28. So many great looks! I think my favorite picture though is the second because the model looks like she's having so much fun too. :)

    Via Sora

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  29. Amazing inspiration!

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  30. Wow, I love the tan coloured A line dress! :)

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  31. Hi Harija and thank you for your visit! So beautiful selection! First, third and last are my favorites!!! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

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  32. WoW, I love the combination of art and fashion.
    Gorgeous pieces!

    Ilona
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  33. Fabulous !! What a collection . Toronto has a lot of talent .
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  34. Great looks, really love this kind of outfits xoxo

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  35. Love your blog! I am a new follower <3

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  36. Beautiful looks! Love the ones from ISKONmode.
    ~Lili
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  37. Beautiful looks! Love the ones from ISKONmode.
    ~Lili
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  38. Great look.
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  39. Beautiful collection Harija. Love the white dress with the ruffles

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  41. Beautiful selection. Style n°3 is my fav :)

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