OPEN CALL 4 FASHION DESIGNERS & ARTISTS – |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week 2013

|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week 2013 invites fashion designers, fashion/installation artists, fashion photographers, filmmakers, performers and visual artists to apply to show their talent and their work for the 8th edition of |FAT| April 23 -27, 2013.
CALL 4 SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Early Deadline: December 21, 2012
Final Deadline: January 9, 2013

TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PRESENT AT |FAT| VISIT: http://fashionarttoronto.ca/apply/

2013 FASHION & ART CATEGORIES TO BE PRESENTED

Fashion Designers to present collections on the runway
Fashion focused installations for one of 12 individual artist installation rooms
Filmmakers & Video Artists to present and screen fashion films
Performers (dance/music/performance art) to present work on the runway
Fashion Photographers to exhibit photography work

WHO CAN APPLY TO PRESENT AT |FAT| 2013

• Emerging Artists & Fashion Designers
• Established Artists & Fashion Designers
• National and International Artists/Designers
• Exceptional Students from Art/Design Schools
• Performers

|FAT| 2013 ARTISTIC THEMES

The |FAT| 2013 theme FASHION THERAPY examines the human condition and aspects of the psyche which seek resolve through fashion. Designers and artists are invited to submit their vision and interpretation on how fashion can be used as therapy. This year’s theme asks the question: How does fashion impact the human condition – our mental and emotional states?

FASHION THERAPY
will be presented April 23 -27, across five days of unique programming based on these five sub-themes: Drama, Craving, Escape, Crisis & Euphoria.

FASHION
Drama

Condition: Consistently overreacting, exaggerating and embellishing as a way to seek attention.

Therapy: Exploring the dramatic aspects of the human psyche with fashion & art that is over-thetop, overstated, theatrical and attention seeking.

FASHION
Craving

Condition: An intense desire or yearning, it is the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state.

Therapy: Art and fashion that conveys the desire for current trends, and the lust for the latest fashion obsession.

FASHION
Escape

Condition: Breaking free from confinement, obtaining freedom from worry or care.

Therapy: Art and fashion that is imaginative or fantastical, expressing unique realities, cultures or places.

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Crisis

Condition: A point when a conflict reaches its highest tension and must be resolved.

Therapy: Art and fashion with an attitude or a message. Work that examines conflict, frustration, dysfunction, chaos and contradiction in fashion, art and our political, cultural and social

environment.

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Euphoria

Condition: Euphoria is an intense feeling of well-being, elation, happiness and excitement.

Therapy: Fashion and art that is celebratory, passionate, grand, sensual, exaggerated, wild or joyful.

BE A PART OF |FAT| 2013!! Get inspired by FASHION THERAPY and submit an application!

Click here: http://fashionarttoronto.ca/apply/ for information on art and fashion design submissions, how to get involved and contact details for |FAT| 2013

ABOUT |FAT|

|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week celebrates inventive, pioneering and contemporary expression through 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 5,000 guests; including buyers, curators, the media, and fashion and art lovers in general.

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