I’ve been a busy busy Bee these past couple weeks! Between work, figuring school out, hitting up events, editing pictures, and my PSYCHO laptop; it’s been almost impossible for me to come on here.
But let me tell you, it’s been an exciting week! Especially this week!
As you know this past week was Toronto International Design Week; and my oh my, my heart melted several times during all my visits to the MANY different exhibits.
“Fashion Forward starts with Toronto couture, featuring elegant stalwarts alongside more radical designers. From there, it goes on to explore how this community’s trademark inventiveness inspires new forms of social responsiveness by highlighting sustainability, wearable tech and special needs.” all of this equals AMAZING! lol
IDS 10 Opening Night was AMAZING! pause, the whole IDS 10 event was AAAAAMAZING! It took everything in me to drool in public over the many beautiful pieces of furniture and exhibits that I came across!
Soooo many exhibitors, and ridiculous (in a good way) exhibitions. Local, International and even Student designers were present to excite us with creative pieces and mind blowing displays! Thank you ever so much to the organizers for inviting me, I had an AWESOME time.
CUTMR 2010. Oh man I don’t know where to begin with this one. All I can say is that I was blown away by some of the things coming out of these genius minds! Phoebe, you guys made CUTMR 2010, one of my most memorable moments for 2010, and it’s only January! I want to thank you all for giving me something or rather things that touched my heart; I will treasure them and you guys forever!
Fashion Foward: Wearable Technology: So many great things going on around your city. You all need to get familiar!
Body and Objects, what can I say… it was just so AWESOME!
Kidets Launch: good people, great vibes, and an interesting story involving myself and a glass of red wine! *blushes* lol
IDS Closing Night… drool-worthy EVERYTHING!
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“Fashion Forward starts with Toronto couture, featuring elegant stalwarts alongside more radical designers. From there, it goes on to explore how this community’s trademark inventiveness inspires new forms of social responsiveness by highlighting sustainability, wearable tech and special needs.”
Lily Cornell’s Dome LED Dress:
I LOVE IT!
I didn’t know what to expect when I attended OCAD’s Fashion Foward this past week; an exhibition emphasizing sustainability, wearable technology and special needs.
OCAD President Sara Diamond, led a very interesting panel on wearable technology; and I have to say it was exciting to see and hear the processes that went into making these articles of clothing that addressed peoples, and even animals needs and well being!
Wearable Technology? That’s all I had to hear, and I HAD to go and take a look for myself.
Fashion Forward was produced in association with the FDC ( Fashion Design Council) of Canada; in hopes to reject the cliche that clothing design is only “frivolous”.
Fashion Forward began by “sketching the untold story of Toronto’s couture community” featuring bold and radical works from local designers, i.e Hoax Couture. They then explored the community’s trademark inventiveness as the inspiration for new forms of social responsive. Wendy Traas and Susan Harris were two of the designers who firmly believe in the growing importance of sustainability in fashion.
I absolutely LOVED Lily Cornell’s LED- equipped dress! But sadly, she wasn’t in attendance to demonstrate how it lights up. I thought The Ocorant Heart Monitor vest (designed by George Brown College students) which emphasizes the more “pragmatic” side of Fashion was pretty dope. Izzy Camilleri, as well as Lida Baday and Sansu also participated in Fashion Forward
“It is brilliant on the part of curator Charles Reeve to bring about the very first fashion and art exhibit. LG Fashion Week is when fashion is at its best and most current; it is truly an honour for the Fashion Council to introduce Fashion Forward, an exhibit of sustainability and technology.”- Robin Kay (President of the Fashion Council of Canada and Executive Director of LG Fashion Week)
I just loved her hair!!
Fashion Forward Toronto addresses the futures special needs, wearable technology, sustainability and choice; all this awesomeness was curated by Charles Reeve.
More pics here!
“The body is perhaps today’s most ubiquitous cultural object, especially in its use to announce identity through the ever-changing landscape of apparel.”
As you can see I seem to have fallen completely in love this season. Maybe it has something to do with it being so cold outside, so I have no interest in partying lol. Instead, I wanna go somewhere and observe exhibitions, see people bring some ish to life. Not the same ol bottle poppin nonsese, sooooo 2008!
Any I was prvilidged to attend the opening reception of the Body and Object opening night, and was blown away by everything I saw… I know, I know, but I love art, and I LOVE LOVE seeing how people express themselves artistically
The exhibition featured the work of 18 artists who explored the relationship between the body and the many forms in which it can ornament, present, and represent itself. You KNOW I was ALL OVER this!
The Ontario Crafts Council was a participant in this years TIDF (Toronto International Design Festival), and we were more than delighted to view their work! What an amazing idea!
supporting their city!
you’ll never look at gum the same again… dresses can come outta empty gum packets!
“Craft finds its place in this process of disclosure with work designed to adorn, protect, and even introspectively examine the body. Body + Object offers work addressing the real as well as thematic presence of the body, where traditional craft media appear in new forms and use style as a means to investigation.”
“The H1N1 Bag”
Karina’s too funny! “The Gut Bag”
The exhibition includes the work of Amanda McCavour & Silke Stadtmuller / Andrea Graham / Annie Thompson / Bebhinn Jennings / Dandi Maestre / David Dunkley / Gillian Batcher / Jessica Beauchemin / Karina Bergmans / Lois Schklar / Marina Dempster / Norah Deacon, Adrian Parks & Yvonne Ng / Tanya Lyons / and Tara Bursey.
more pics here!
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I know I know I know, these pictures are way over due but my schedule’s been sooo hectic, so here they are.
Yvonne, it’s always a pleasure my love! For all of you that didn’t come to wish this lovely lady farewell all I can say is that you missed out on fun times, and TONS of interesting conversation… did I mention you missed out on TONS of “I wish I could tweet that!” moments. Ha ha ha
I miss you girl, and I hope you’re doing GREAT!
my too salty dessert… ah well the wine was great!
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