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The Skinny on |FAT| 2014

Whew! What a week! After a spectacular 5-day run, the annual |FAT| ( fashion, film and arts showcase did not disappoint! Held for the first time at Daniel’s Spectrum, the event drew a large and eclectic crowd, ranging from the chic to the tongue-in-cheek. More avant-garde than it’s World of Mastercard Fashion Week counterpart, |FAT|’s duality theme of “InFashion/UnFashion” for 2014 spared no expense at displaying yet another stylish facet of this great city.

As a member of the PR team, I was granted access to all of the behind the scenes hoopla, from the bustle of pre-show prep, to backstage media interviews.

The PR crew was also given choice seats at all the runway shows! Most nights, I elected to squish in with the rest of the photographers in the photo pit. It was so exciting to see the carefully planned room fill up with many of Toronto’s fashion bloggers and media influencers taking front row. Among those in attendance were Urbane Bloc, Ryan G. Hinds, Fashion Magazine, Bell Media, and Toronto Star.

Below are FSB picks for “Best of Show”.

Starkers Corsetry by Dianna DiNoble

Simone's Rose, "Bee the Change" Collection by Michelle Maynard

Du Larée, Fall/Winter 2014 Collection by Andy Jones

Copious, "Cakes & Ashes" Collection by Carissa McCaig

Poplyn, "Railroad" Collection by Tanushree Pande

Spearheaded by Executive Director Vanja Vasic, and under the leadership of Media/PR Rachel Schwab, I was fortunate to be part of a great team!

It was an amazing experience to be part of a showcase that celebrates the unconventional ideas of beauty and artistry in fashion. I’m definitely looking forward to being part of next year’s show! A sincere thanks to all of the event’s supporters. Go |FAT|!