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Goethe-Institut teams up with FAT to present Focus Germany

Apr '12
FAT Arts & Fashion Week and the Goethe-Institut Toronto have teamed up this year to present FAT's FOCUS GERMANY. Curated in collaboration with internationally recognized Designer Scouts Berlin, FAT spotlights Germany to celebrate its rich cultural scene and strong approach to art and fashion.

Four festival days will present Germany's creative influencers to Toronto audiences through a gallery-style photography exhibit, a multi-media art installation, fashion films, and runway collections. This year's festival is proud to highlight Germany's longstanding reputation as a driving force in the creative industries of film, art and fashion.

• On-site photography exhibit - collaboration between fourteen contemporary German designers & photographers' fashionarttoronto.ca/2012- schedule/german-focus-photoexhibit
• 3 fashion film about Berlin's vibrant arts scene & emerging designers
• Multi-media art exhibits featuring jewellery, film & fashion
• F/W 2012/13 fashion collections from Berlin-based designers Esther Perbandt & Von Bardonitz

FAT FOCUS GERMANY featured artists: Katrin Spranger, Esther Perbandt, Von Bardonitz, Christian Straub, Katja Hentschel, Lisa Shahno, Valquire Veljkovic, howitzweissbach.

"FAT was launched with the idea to expose Canadian culture to the world, and to make Canadian fashion and art more visible internationally," says FAT Executive Director, Vanja Vasic. "The festival aims to connect with creative hotspots like Germany, in order to exchange ideas and be more informed about world trends and the international arts and fashion community as a whole."

“We love to work with FAT for the second time. Their multidisciplinary mix of art and design creates a powerful platform to engage Canadian and German talents,” says Sonja Griegoschewski, Director of the Goethe-Institut Toronto.

"Germany - Berlin in particular - is one of the most influential cultural centres in the world at the moment," adds FAT Artistic Director, Vessna Perunovich. “We're interested in their conceptual approach to fashion, which mirrors lFATl's mandate to present fashion through many art forms."

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