Toronto Alternative Fashion Week
Toronto alternative Fashion Week kicked off last night and continues through to tomorrow at the Distillery.
This hip mix of visual artists, performers and primarily independent fashion designers is poised to once again offer up the latest from the Toronto talent pool and beyond. Open to the public, attendees can expect a stylish medley of creatives that’s both accessible and inspiring. Each night has a theme — Transitory Space, Urban Experiment, Conflict — expressed via multi-designer runway shows showcasing more than 40 labels, plus other art happenings.
Notables worth checking out include tonight’s NOW Magazine “My Style” show, featuring cherry-picked local fashionistas wearing their own ensembles, eco-chic wearables by Paper People, the latest from retro-inspired local fave Snoflake as well as Babu et Moi. Tomorrow’s Top Pix: Runway presentations by Us We Them and FuturState with fab tunes after by Satan’s Candy.
Tickets are $15, if purchased in advance at The Rage or $20 at the door.
Where: Distillery District (55 Mill St., Building 6), between 7:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Cash bar on site.
Complete event listings at: www.getfat.ca.
The Lunacy Glass Studio Sale
Glass artist Lucie Weir of Lunacy Beads is moving to the hinterlands of Ontario, but before she takes off she’s having quite the blowout sale featuring delicious deals on her signature firework beads and pendants. This is a great opportunity for those who make their own jewelry as well as gals who dig beautifully handcrafted and wearable art. Everything will be 25 to 30 per cent off this weekend only, April 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days — and, yes, this includes her signature Frida Kahlo portrait pendants, which always cause a fuss at the One of a Kind Show.
Where: 1 Wiltshire Ave. (at Davenport), The Bradshaw Studios, unit 209, second floor — nearest intersection: Dupont and Symington; nearest subway: Lansdowne. Light refreshments will be served. For a preview, visit www.lunacybeads.com.
Mark’s Work Wearhouse — Clothing Drive
Mark’s Work Wearhouse is opening its 12th GTA location this week at the Lawrence Plaza (Bathurst and Lawrence), and to launch the freshest edition, Mark’s is partnering with the United Way for another Clothes That Work For The Community clothing drive to support various social services agencies linked to the Goodwill in that area. Shoppers are encouraged to bring in a bag of gently used, clean seasonal clothing to this new location now through April 20. Note: the first 100 shoppers in the doors today will receive a $10 gift card.