On Saturday 16th of April, Marie Copps presented her collection “She’s a Queen” at the final show of FAT.
‘FAT’ – Fashion Art Toronto was held this year for the eleventh time. It presented 100 national and international designers with 50 different shows. It is a popular social event that attracts fashion and art fans as well as media buyers and curators. During the five days, FAT attracted over five thousand visitors, in addition to the fashion shows there was also photographic exhibits, art installations and live music.
The April 2016 edition of Fashion Art Toronto titled DRESS CODES looks at the major role fashion plays in constructing identity. Throughout 5 nights of programming; artists and designers interpret clothing as a marker of social status, gender, class, culture, religion, occupation, attitudes and as a form of self expression.
SAT APRIL 16TH | HAUTE Culture explores imagery and clothing that signifies social status. From high fashion to couture clothing, the night presents work inspired by opulence, aristocracy, celebrity, nobility, embellishment and high society.
“I was very excited when I found out in January that the organisers of FAT chose me as one of the designers. When I received the program in March I looked at which day I will present my collection. I studied the whole list and I found my name at the very end. I was very honoured that the whole week’s marathon of fashion and art will be finished off with my collections. “- Marie Copps
“Even more, I was delighted with the glowing critiques on my work and positive response from the visitors.”- Marie Copps
Here are some of them:
“I’m a sucker for fine detailing and couture-level detailing. Fashion Art Toronto’s “Couture” Day- Day 5 featured a lot of designers who are masters of the art of the atelier, but I was particularly struck by the work of Toronto designer Marie Copps. Her choices of colours and fabrics are unmatched, but it’s her head pieces – crafted with careful elegance usually reserved for French Fashion Houses, that steal the show. If you’re looking for the “high fashion” wow (which I of course am) – this is the show for you.“” – Vanessa Petey
“The last night at the Fashion Art Toronto on April 16 was dedicated to HAUTE CULTURE. Unique and exclusive clothing items with the highest standards led the fashion show at Daniels Spectrum.
The finale walk of FAT belonged to Marie Copps, who showcased fashion pieces that were true artworks on the runway. She’s a Queen was my favourite collection of the whole FAT.” – Amanda Skrabucha
“Toronto designer, artist and photographer Marie Copps has been featured internationally, with her evening gowns making an appearance in Czech beauty pageants. On the FAT catwalk, Copps unveiled her eponymous label’s new “She’s A Queen” collection, which was fittingly inspired by royalty. Models dazzled on the runway in iridescent gowns with mermaid hems and embellishment. Meanwhile, oversized statement headpieces, brilliant jewel tones and lace bodices brought the allure of royalty to the catwalk.” – realstylenetwork.com.
“Toronto-based artist and designer Marie Copps designed this incredibly opulent, Cleopatra-worthy outfit.” – torontolife.com
“As both a visual artist and fashion designer, it’s no surprise Marie Copps‘ collection teemed with elaborate pieces and the highest attention to detail. An eye-popping yellow dress with gold embellishments was topped off with a shawl of white flowers.” – blogto.com
Translation: Suzannah Gearing (City of Hangouts)