Launch Event

Our inaugural pop-up gallery exhibit and launch party in Yorkville's Cumberland Terrace featured 12  emerging and established photographers from Canada and abroad.
Carrrera y Carrera gave a talk about art and fine jewellery, we showed video exposes by FIT's, Valerie Steele (click image above to see video excerpt ) and Canada's own Zana Ancrl.
There were lots of wines and cheeses, and even a choreographed dance performance reflecting the exhibits theme - an examination of history and culture's influences on fashion and style.
Event Artists

 

 Alex Evans

Alex Evans is a well-known Toronto based Fashion and Portrait photographer.  He has been published in numerous magazines and online publications including Fashion, Flare, Dress To Kill, Dauphine, Canadian Living, Chloe, Filler, The Fashionisto Institute Magazine and DesignScene.

Benjamin Kanarek

Born in Toronto, Canada Benjamin has worked for Harper’s BAZAAR, VOGUE, GLAMOUR, ELLE and many other top fashion magazines.  Benjamin lives in Paris, France and works internationally.

Bruce Wang

Bruce Wang is a freelance photographer, born and raised in Shanghai, China. Bruce has lived in Toronto for over 10 years and travels often between China and Canada, capturing images and telling stories.

 Ishmil Waterman

Ishmil Waterman is a Toronto photographer who specializes in fashion, beauty, and commercial imaging, as well as people and product post production.  He is the lead fashion and advertising photographer at the Toronto talent agency Fish & Soda. 

 Jessica Robles

Jessica Robles is a professional photographer from Los Angeles, California. “I started off photographing newborn baby portraits. I never thought I’d be shooting fashion and getting published. Models come all the way from Paris to shoot with me. It’s a dream come true!”

 Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis moved from Vancouver to Toronto in 2009 when he decided fashion photography stimulated his mind and nurtured his heart. He is known for experimenting with varying formats, new and old techniques, from digital to polaroid, moving images to stills.

Mara Gajic

Mara Gajic’s work is driven by elements of performance and costume. She deploys these elements as she explores open narratives of self-construct and personal psychology and the quiet space between imagination and reality.

Monika Kiernicka

Monika Kiernicka is an award winnning Polish beauty and fashion photographer and re-toucher based in Munich, Germany. She is also a make-up artist

  Ra Kai (Rasa)

Rai Kai started taking photographs in 2013. In search of a creative outlet for his furtive imagination, Rai chose the camera as the tool. He spends most of his time creating images that represent “the male /gay/queer fashion and lifestyle” corners of the planet.

Trio Studio

Trio Studio is a full-service photo production company providing commercial, editorial and portrait photography to clients.

 Zana Ancerl

Zana Ancerl is a multidisciplinary artist. She paints, practices photography, and produces videos. Zana is also responsible for finding just the right art pieces and furniture for movies and TV shows. “To me art and fashion go hand in hand. They are inextricably linked,” says Zana. “

 

CURATOR

 Tak Pham

Tak Pham is an architectural historian, and a curator based in Toronto. Pham holds a BA Hons. in History and Theory of Architecture from Carleton University, and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. He has curated exhibitions and public programming at OCADU’s galleries, Montgomery’s Inn, Art Toronto 2015, Y+ Contemporary,  Nuit Blanche, Riverdale Gallery and Xpace Cultural Centre. Pham has contributed writings to Espace Art Actuel, 8eleven gallery, and Xpace Cultural Centre.

 

Our Supporters

They were absolutely amazing! Everyone went above and beyond to get the show up and running. Thanks to all!

 

Carrera y Carrera

Decades Props & Set Dressing

Design Indaba

Morganne Tree Newson

Sheldon Universe

Sherwood Digital Copy and Print

  Triovest

 Jack Maniscola

Sheeba Magazine

Zana Ancerl

AieronTVideo Sales Service and Installation

 Tina Walter

 

Advisory Board

Stan Griffin, former President and CEO Insurance Bureau of Canada

Joan Young, former financial advisor, Joan Young Financial Services, former member the Million Dollar Roundtable

Joan Spence, owner Spence Gallery

Julie Crooks, PHD, ROM Department of World Cultures

Stephen Wagg, Independent Interior Designer formerly with Gluckstein Design Planning Inc.

Jack Maniscola, Award Winning Real Estate Agent, Royal Lepage