Toronto’s longest running annual multi-arts fashion event Fashion Art Toronto will return with a three-day in-person event at Design Exchange (234 Bay St.) Taking place from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8, the 2022 event will host runway shows from 40 Canadian designers and feature fashion-inspired art installations. New this season, Fashion Art Toronto has partnered with Canadian designer popup INLAND who will present its Spring retail popup featuring 40 Canadian retail brands throughout the weekend.  “We are thrilled to bring people back to experience Fashion Art Toronto in person after two years of hosting virtual fashion events. We have a diverse group of talented designers and artists who will share their latest collections on our runway at Design Exchange this May,” said Vanja Vasic, founder and executive director, Fashion Art Toronto. “Our theme for 2022 is OpenHaus – because we are an inclusive space that welcomes everyone, and our doors are open again! We are excited to host a full house of people looking to celebrate Canadian fashion and creativity.” Models will walk the runway in contemporary and experiential collections from 38 designers, artists and brands including Bikini QueenCharles LuCHAVAH LINDSAYChaken FashionDemascareDanielle FagenDrakesEllie SandbackaFlorsFashionGlammy LeeHouse of EtiquetteH.Y.L.AINWARDJulia CicirettoKaterina SfaelosKennie MasKH Luxury BoutiqueKohMontrealL’Uomo Strano by Mic. CarterLucia KinghornMartianallyMonierMr.HaqueNaaz DesignsNeoteny ApparelQweenfecy ClothingRue StudioSanaz DoostSilva MintedSZTalojẹ́TheBabaGangThe Waking Insects, Yael Amouyal, 3-Dimensional and 3NDOLITH.

The INLAND Spring retail popup will be free to enter, and open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6th, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th, and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 8th. Visitors will be able to browse and buy apparel and accessories from over 40 Canadian designers. Visit for details.“True to INLAND’s mission of promoting community, collaboration and diversity within the Canadian fashion industry, we are so excited to be partnering with Fashion Art Toronto this season to deliver a highly anticipated, high-energy event that promises to be our most exciting yet,” says Sarah Power, founder and director, INLAND. “We’ve all been hiding behind our devices for the past couple of years — it’s thrilling to be able to provide a place for brands and fans to come together again.”

Fashion Art Toronto is also hosting a special preview presentation in partnership with the Artist Project this year. Artist/designers Jason Baerg and Meesh will share their latest collections at the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place in Toronto on Thursday, April 21. Tickets are available at

Fashion Art Toronto is an annual multi-arts fashion event celebrated for its 17-year commitment to providing an inclusive platform for Canada’s fashion and artist communities.


Tickets to attend Fashion Art Toronto runway shows are available to purchase onlineThe full Fashion Art Toronto schedule is available at

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