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Be a part of Toronto's alt-fashion culture club at Persephone Collective 's Cloze event, presented by the Hump at the Marquee (280 Coxwell) on Saturday (October 16). On the theme of The Wizard Of Oz, the show will feature a tornado of new-guard Canadian fashion and music. And, in case you were sweating the cab fare, starting at 10:30 pm and running into the early morning, a free shuttle takes off every 40 minutes from City Hall (100 Queen West). Sorry, teens, this is a 19 and older event, with $15 admission. Doors 10 pm, with oz d'oeuvres; 11:30 pm show. www.persephonecollective. com.
The Design Exchange (234 Bay, 416-363-6121) celebrates its 10th anniversary with The Future In Black And White gala Saturday (October 16) from 8 pm. While a $200 ticket price for non-DX members ($100 for members) could be considered steep, rationalize that you'll not only wine and gourmet dine with Toronto's well-heeled, but you'll also be privy to sought-after design predictions from such masters as Karim Rashid and Bruce Mau . A dress code is in effect: flash it out or keep it modest, but only wear white or black. Can't afford to gala-vant? Be sure to hit the D's Plastic exhibit, and learn all about the revolutionary material invented in 1862. Admission will only set you back $8, or $5 if you're a student or senior. www.dx.org.
Like a Mary Kay party for scenesters, Crafty Couture will come to your house and for $40 per person (the hostess is free) provide materials and instruction in the awesomest DIY construction. Cosmetics not involved: think jewellery, handbags, fashion. With the gift-giving season up next, a Crafty Couture soiree could help you make your way onto everybody's nice list. 416-508-5873, 416-602-5634 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.