|Posted by Ian Compton on May 1, 2011 at 12:50 AM|
FAT is over for another year, and I guess we're all dissecting it now... My take: The new venue at 99 Sudbury was wayyyyy better than last year, but not quite as good as the Distillery yet. The backstage was superior to the Distillery and Pardee Ave- Everyone had tons of space to work. But again, the separation of the runway from the art spaces and the performances was unfortunate. I don't feel the artists or musicians get the exposure they had at the Distillery. It was definitely better for the artists this year than last, but not the musicians.
The shows: wonderful. I feel all the shows were better than last year overall.
And I got to witness the inaugural runway shows for 2 of my friends: Paidi Chideya (Demoyo), and Rashel Wani(Wani bi Saki).
And the watching the double takes from almost every other shooter when Rashel revealed her double-threat status of model and designer? priceless