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CFC Media Lab Alumnus to host Toronto Wearables Meet-up

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CFC Media Lab alumnus, Angella Mackey and Kate Hartman are initiating a Wearables Meet-up on March 16th at 7:00 pm at OCAD DFI/DMRII Suite: 205 Richmond St, 7th floor – Room 7701, Toronto.

The Toronto Wearables Meet-up is a gathering of people interested in wearable technology, fashion, wearable electronics, soft circuits, electronic textiles, emerging materials, and other creative and innovative approaches to things that live on the body. This Meet-up is a gathering artists, fashion designers, industrial designers, textile enthusiasts, engineers, researchers, students, and anyone interested in these emerging and intersecting fields.

For more information and to register for this event, click here.

CFC Alumni Rea McNamara is working on this amazing project: http://artstartsstylecouncil.tumblr.com

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CFC Alumni Rea McNamara is working on this amazing project: http://artstartsstylecouncil.tumblr.com

The Style Council is a fashion media program that brings together a collective of emerging writers, stylists, and photographers in documenting their own style, as well as what they see on the very streets they walk.

Watch us create Toronto’s first community-driven Stylebook, which will focus on the unique styles of the Dufferin Eglinton / Oakwood Vaughan communities.
This is a fashion media program that she facilitating for local community-development org Art Starts (http://www.artstarts.net).

Art Starts is a charitable, not for profit organization committed to arts-based community development in the city of Toronto. Our mandate is to build healthier communities using the arts. At Art Starts we understand that the arts are a medium for engaging residents, creating a shared sense of identity, identifying challenges and collectively working to overcome them.

Art Starts uses the arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in at-risk neighbourhoods. We offer high quality, responsive and relevant creative opportunities to those who do not have access – namely people living in underserved and stressed communities. We bring together professional artists with people from various neighbourhoods and create projects and programs in all artistic media, with all ages, with artists and participants from various ethnic backgrounds. We reflect the cultures of the neighbourhood and build bridges among them. We also function as an advocacy and referral organization for the artists with whom we work.

CFC Media Lab Alumni Angela Mackey Exhibiting at OCAD’s Fashion Forward

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CFC Media Lab Alumni Angella Mackey is part of this fantastic new exhibit at OCAD:

Fashion Forward
Professional Gallery

Wednesday October 21, 2009 to Sunday January 24, 2010

The opening reception will be Tuesday, October 20 at 9:30 p.m., in conjunction with
the LG Fashion Week beauty by L’Oreal Paris.

special needs | wearable tech | sustainability | choice

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Professional Gallery presents the exhibition Fashion Forward: Toronto (ad)dresses the futures from October 21, 2009 to January 24, 2010. Fashion Forward is presented in conjunction with the Fashion Design Council of Canada’s LG Fashion Week beauty by L’Oreal Paris.

Rejecting the cliché that clothing design is only frivolous, Fashion Forward starts by sketching the untold story of Toronto’s couture community, featuring such stalwarts as Hoax Couture alongside more radical designers. But from there it goes on to explore this community’s trademark inventiveness as the inspiration for new forms of social responsiveness. Designers like Wendy Traas and Susan Harris highlight the growing importance of sustainability in fashion. Lily Cornell’s LED-equipped dresses show the lighter side of wearable technology, while the Ocorant heart monitor vests — designed by a team of George Brown College students — emphasize its pragmatic side. And inclusive designs by Izzy Camilleri, Lida Baday and Sansu change the wearer’s relationship to society by addressing special needs.

“Commentators like William McDonough and Michael Braungart suggest that fashion was key to the industrial revolution and will be important again in the sustainability revolution,” said OCAD Curator and exhibition organizer Charles Reeve. “But Fashion Forward wants to go further. Clothing designers tackle important social needs in new, inventive ways, and the discussion around fashion needs to come up to that same level.”

Robin Kay, President of the Fashion Council of Canada and Executive Director of LG Fashion Week, adds, “It is brilliant on the part of curator Charles Reeve to bring about the very first fashion and art exhibit. LG Fashion Week is when fashion is at its best and most current; it is truly an honour for the Fashion Council to introduce Fashion Forward, an exhibit of sustainability and technology.”

Gallery hours: Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

About the Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) Established 1999
The Fashion Design Council of Canada is a non-governmental, not-for-profit national association directed towards fashion designers and the industry at large to brand and exercise their commercial viability both nationally and globally. The FDCC has created a successful Fashion Week, now in its 11th, year that commands international respect, economic trade, and profile of our industry and designers. LG Fashion Week, beauty by L’Oréal Paris, the second largest Fashion Week in North America, is the recognized bi-annual fashion event for our industry. For more information visit www.lgfashionweek.ca.

About the OCAD Professional Gallery
Launched in April 2007 with solo exhibits by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Karim Rashid, OCAD’s Professional Gallery is devoted to facilitating connections between, and the contemplation of, contemporary art and design.

Professional Gallery

100 McCaul St.

Toronto, Ontario

416-977-6000 Ext. 265

www.ocad.ca

Free

CFC Alumni Rea McNamara is working on this amazing project: http://artstartsstylecouncil.tumblr.com

CFC Alumni Rea McNamara is working on this amazing project: http://artstartsstylecouncil.tumblr.com The Style Council is a fashion media program that brings together a collective of emerging writers, stylists, and photographers in documenting their own style, as well as what they see on the very streets they walk. Watch us create Toronto’s first community-driven Stylebook, which […]

CFC Media Lab Alumni Angela Mackey Exhibiting at OCAD’s Fashion Forward

CFC Media Lab Alumni Angella Mackey is part of this fantastic new exhibit at OCAD: Fashion Forward Professional Gallery Wednesday October 21, 2009 to Sunday January 24, 2010 The opening reception will be Tuesday, October 20 at 9:30 p.m., in conjunction with the LG Fashion Week beauty by L’Oreal Paris. special needs | wearable tech […]

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