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“On the Danforth” ventured to a far away land (Liberty Village!) to check out what Toronto’s alternative fashion scene had to offer.

Fashion . Art . Toronto, or F.A.T, was successful in making Toronto feel Longing, Lust, Rage, and Joy last week at its so aptly themed Alternative Fashion and Art Week.

Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week is a non-profit organization that serves as a platform for inventive, pioneering and contemporary expression. This annual multi-arts event features 200 national and international fashion designers, visual artists, bands and performers each year for the last five years.

This year marked the festival’s fifth anniversary, proving that things only become better with age – F.A.T was fine tuned what its event can offer, and was able to deliver four nights of runways, performances, art exhibits, and video screenings. Held in Studio City, located in Liberty Village. The event boosted over 15,000 square feet to showcase its runway shows, exhibitions, installations, bands, social spaces, live photo shoots and backstage areas.

With favourite designers Thea Barber, Belinda Visage and Felicia Burke,  this event was able to generate enough buzz to interest even Toronto’s fashion maven Jeanne Beker, who made appearance at the first runway of the event, and could be scene attentively texting away on her blackberry front row centre.

Now that the festival has come to a close, and the organization is surely preparing for even bigger and better things in its sixth year – we will continue to live fashion and art in Toronto.

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