The fashion industry is saturated with so many designers it can be hard for unknown designers to gain credibility and afford the price tag that comes with show like Mercedes Benz. For start up designers and artists putting a show together there is often no way around the costs involved with showing wares on one of fashion’s biggest stages. Its important that up-and-coming designers look to alternative channels to show their collections.
For example Fashion Art Toronto is one organization set up specifically to help emerging designers and artists. FAT| Arts & Fashion Week celebrates inventive, pioneering and contemporary expression through over 50 runway shows, live performances, fashion films, photography exhibits and art installations. This annual multi-arts event, held every April, features 200 Canadian and International designers and artists each year and welcomes over 5000 guests; including buyers, curators, the media and fashion and art lovers in general.
They are currently accepting application for 2014.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WORK: Early Deadline: December 23, 2013
Final Deadline: January 9, 2014
TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PRESENT AT |FAT| VISIT: http://fashionarttoronto.ca/apply/
2014 FASHION/ ART CATEGORIES TO BE PRESENTED
> Fashion Designers to present collections on the runway
> Artists to present fashion focused sculptures / installations for an onsite art exhibit
> Filmmakers & Video Artists to present and screen fashion films
> Fashion Photographers to exhibit photography work in the |FAT| exhibition
> Performers (dance/music/performance art) to present work on the runway
WHO CAN APPLY TO PRESENT AT |FAT| 2014
> Emerging, mid-career & established Artists & Fashion Designers
> National and international Artists/ Designers