Without surprise the last evening on Saturday night is the most canon! We took our eyes full with performances always more impressive one than the others. I am always curious to see in the end the creator come to greet the public. See what the person behind a crazy collection looks like. Sometimes my question is really very simple: is it a man or woman who hides behind this collection? I was surprised more than once. Sometimes behind a collection with a very marked character we find a discreet and shy person. It’s all the beauty of fashion too, freedom of expression and as I often say the possibility of reinventing oneself and becoming whoever you want.
This was my second time at the FAT and I must say I will be back with great pleasure next year. It is a great pleasure to discover Canadian designers but also to see the projects of each one, to interfere in the minds of people during a parade. But also to receive the messages that the artists make us pass, on several occasions we were told about the body of the woman and its evolution as with Padina Bondar who represented the first rules, the first sexual relation, the pregnancy, Abortion, miscarriage, menopause through dresses and the attitude of its models. It was for me one of the strongest parades.
The models are far from the standards we are used to seeing, they have character, style, a story to tell, tattoos, angelic faces, androgynous faces, diversity. Men dress in women, women in men. Genres no longer exist. There are long red hair, shaved cranes, different origins. This is one of the reasons why I love this show: everyone can recognize it.
Love love mes petits loups à frange.
Crédit photos: Jonathan Hooper