Talking sustainable style
On April 17, resident NOW eco crusader Adria Vasil releases Ecoholic Body, her new guide to environmental health and greening your clothing and cosmetics choices. She chats with yours truly about the book on April 16 at the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), part of our ongoing NOW Talks series. We'll be discussing everything from sustainable style to whether, with the right choices, you can really be both a shopaholic and earth-friendly? Tickets are $10 through nowtoronto.com.
Over 5,000 spectators are expected to take in Ryerson University's Mass Exodus fashion shows next week. The dreamy "Lucid"-themed production features the work of 56 graduating students in the Ryerson Theatre (43 Gerrard East) on April 11 and 12. Fourth-year fashion communications student work is also exhibited on those dates at 350 Victoria, room 250. Runway show tickets are $25 to $35 at massexodus.ca.
And mark April 26 in your calendar for Flex, the George Brown College School of Design's year-end show featuring the work of graphic design, art and design foundation, design management and game development students. This one takes place in two locations (220 Richmond East and 333 King East) from 6:30 to 9 pm.
It's almost time for Toronto Alternative Arts & Fashion Week (aka |FAT|). The celebration of subversive style and indie design takes place April 24 to 28 in a 15,000-square-foot industrial warehouse at 213 Sterling. Look for labels like Woudenberg, Rachel Sin and Worth on the runway as well as photo exhibitions, fashion installations and an offsite series of screenings and parties at Drake Lab (1142 Queen West) starting April 16. Passes for the main event are $30/day or $75/week in advance at fashionarttoronto.ca.