the runway at FAT : Fashion Whore

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week.

Fashion Whore

The collection Fashion Whore showed at FAT this year was a surprising departure, the entire collection was pvc instead of the cotton print fabrics normally used.  Fashion Whore is known for fun and playful dresses and this entire collection was just that, a group of bright, monotone, pvc dresses clearly inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland.  I am getting a bit tired of all the Alice out there due to the recent movie release, but as I watched this show I began to think I was tired by the other cases, as it fits perfectly for Fashion Whore.  Opting for pvc was a good choice for a stand out, conceptual runway show, but if I were looking to buy any of the dresses shown I would opt for the pattern to be made in one of their signature cotton prints.  It was refreshing to see curvy and full figured models, Fashion Whore makes awesome dresses for all women to confidently strut down the runway (or down the street) in.


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– Jennifer

One comment on “the runway at FAT : Fashion Whore”

  1. I am more than a little disappointed in this collection, it just seems, that, after years of Fashion Whore being a really loved designer in my book, especially with their strong prints and interesting cuts. These new pvc designs just seem poorly thought out in comparison to their other lines. more on par with the mass produced and poorly though out style of several of lip services more recent bad ideas. I would have to support Jenny’s notion that I too am really sick of the alice thing. Whereas Artifice Clothing’s PVC garments are current, thoughtful, well tailored, and genre pushing. These designs seem happy to sit well within tired and worn stereotypes, to hang off the models in that garbage bag like drape of poorly fitted pvc, and to just be a little too boring for me. Hopefully Fashion Whore will bring this line up to the quality of their other fantastic garments, if they do, I’ sure this will be a very impressive series for them in the future.

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