Josh Cawston, winner of LomoPresspass to the Toronto Arts & Fashion Week gives us the first peak at the event! Josh is a 22 year old fashion and business shooting analogue for the first time! Great first effort Josh, we can’t wait to see tomorrow’s!
With my Lomo LC-A+ camera in hand courtesy of Lomography Canada I got ready to capture the events of the opening night of Alternative Fashion Week. With the abundance of things going on and at the speed at which they were all happening I was glad to be capturing the moments as they went by with a real camera as opposed to the built in camera of my blackberry.
The night started off with some music by DJ Daniel Wilson and led into the first set of designers to show their collections that night. A total of eleven designers were featured during the first night with collections ranging from beautiful dresses perfect for the spring season from designer Joy Couture to an almost burlesque meets 1920’s flapper collection comprised of black lace and patterns combined with the sequin beading of the 20’s flapper style from Asphyxia.
Eleven designers showing all in one day can feel as if it drags out but thankfully the coordinators I feel are aware of this and in between the runway shows I was treated to some great live music from Tuzo (a pop/electronic band with female vocals) and NLP (A female fronted rock band). With the mini concerts in between collections, the ever growing crowd of diverse individuals and the talents and coordination of all the workers and volunteers it looks that once again Vanja Vasic has put on an incredible event that continues to grow each and every year I attend.
Josh Cawston is a 22 year old (going on 23) Fashion Business student at Seneca College working towards creating a strong writing portfolio to hopefully one day be able to combine the two things he loves, writing and fashion.