WHO: Ariel Garten, designer of Ariel clothing and owner of clothing shop Flavour Hall (500 College, 416-839-9943)
WHEN: Saturday, 2 pm
WHERE: Alleyway next to Pony (488 College, 416-923-7665)
CLOTHING: "I can't believe I was even wearing shoes. I never wear shoes. These are ninja shoes from Japan that I paid $8 U.S. for. My pants are from my own Ariel line and cost $100 at Flavour Hall. The dot on the pant leg changes colour. This skirt by Phrenology costs $300 at my shop. It represents 37 parts of the subconscious with its 37 clear pockets containing semi-meaningful crap like Barbie hair, a sparkler, a birthday candle, scissors and a portrait of Jesus. The pockets are also the right size for business and ID cards. My tribal belt from Burma is made from cane and nylon instead of the traditional cane and horsehair. I make these T-shirts that incorporate my mother, Vivian Rief's, portraits. You can pick one up for $48 at my shop. I bought these 1920s antique sleeves in southern China for about $5 U.S. This recycled fur neck cuff is one of my own designs. I'm not sure what type of fur the neck part is made of, but the pom-poms are rabbit. The strings attaching them are made of my own hair. It might seem grotesque to wear human hair, but then why is it OK to wear the hair of an animal? This item costs $75 at my shop. The purse, made of goat fur, was originally a hat from Uzbekistan. I made the wrought iron handles. The purse costs $225 at my shop."
HAIR: "I don't get my hair cut or coloured. It's by Mama Nature."
MY STYLE: "Anti-trend. Trend is an economic construct."
INTO: "Having fun clipping the canvas to the body with philosophical and provocative notions presented in futuristic, bold geometric colour forms."