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The Brick Works debuts as a fashion show venue

The Brick Works debuts as a fashion show venue

Spotted: models at the Brick Works

We already get organic purple carrots and Jamie Kennedy french fries there on weekends, but the Evergreen Brick Works moved from food to fashion last night with its debut as a show venue. Audi presented the collections of Joeffer Caoc, Dimitri Chris and Nada in the massive kilns building, which will be used as a gallery for art exhibitions and installations. It’s an amazing venue, but last night the hangar-like space was unheated, and as the temperature plunged, host Glen Baxter of Fashion Television laughed, “It’s so cold I can see my breath.” Us too, Glen.

If we didn’t know the meaning of the word “synergy” (besides what we learned from watching Jem), it became clear last night: Audi titled the event Audi Presents: The Art of Progression, showed commercials prior to each catwalk walk, and even drove convertibles down the runway to open each show. The women’s clothes from Caoc and Nada came in florals and vivid colours (bubble gum pink for Caoc and royal blue at Nada) and included a line of office-appropriate blazers and dresses. Menswear designer Dimitri Chris trotted models out in everything short–short-sleeved blazers with pinstripes that echoed the Good Humor man, and shorts styled with sock garters. And we thought we were cold. See shots from all three shows in the slide show below.

(Main image: Brick Works by Loozrboy, models by Jenna Marie Wakani.)