The most outrageous runway looks from Fashion Art Toronto

The most outrageous runway looks from Fashion Art Toronto

Fashion Art Toronto (or “FAT” to regulars) finished off five days of frenzied shows this weekend, somehow managing to highlight over 100 designers in 50 separate presentations and exhibitions. The outfits always push boundaries, but this season reached peak levels of impracticality, with towering headpieces, oversized angel wings and lots of food-inspired accessories. Here, 13 wild looks that are definitely not office-appropriate.

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Eveningwear and bridal designer Padina Bondar’s suspended gown is slightly terrifying.

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Her grape accents and head accessories, though, are much less threatening.

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With a fruit-adorned headpiece, candy bracelets and cookie in hand, this dessert-inspired look from unisex Toronto brand Amplify Apparel makes us hungry.

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The brand’s structural wired piece is less snack-inducing.

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This model for custom corsetry brand Starkers is actually holding the wings in place—she used them to dramatically reveal the glittery lingerie.

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We’re actually kind of into the crazy tulled volume on this House of Poplyn top.

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And this headpiece from the designer is a bona fide work of art.

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Lots of cats and animé references appeared in Wallace Playford’s collection.

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Toronto-based artist and designer Marie Copps designed this incredibly opulent, Cleopatra-worthy outfit.

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She also created this over-the-top outfit that takes springtime dressing to the extreme.

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Du Larée by Andy Jones was inspired by priestesses.

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While this onesie from Toronto brand Pinkiebel might have been inspired by unicorns (or infant apparel).

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Designer and Ryerson professor Henry Navarro presented a Hawaiian-themed show, which included one-piece bathers and this dress that looks like it was modelled after a dead leaf.

Correction

April 25, 2016

This post originally misstated the source of inspiration for designer Andy Jones' clothing collection.