Street Style, Toronto's alternative street festival, returns |
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Street Style, "pop" aganda at its best, will feature an exciting lineup of
local fashion designers, bands and performance and visual artists who will
create a hip carnival-like atmosphere along Richmond Street West. On Saturday,
July 11 from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., Street Style will shut down Richmond Street
West, between John and Peter Streets, in a celebration of Toronto's vibrant
urban scene. And it's free to the public!
Local club DJs Daniel Bay, Crazy Horse, Patrick D'Nice, Waynie Wonder and Tony
Barnes, and bands/musicians Joy Drop, plus Vibrlux, Sonia Electronica and Roots
Drummers will take to the stage throughout the day, along with Culture Shock
Canada, a hip-hop youth dance troupe, and Stefan Schorsch with Brazil Nativa, a
Brazilian carnival cabaret ensemble. Runway shows will feature some of
Toronto's cutting-edge designers and retailers, including Le Château, Anne
Hung, Chameleon Clubwear, Ian Sane, Hoax Couture, Serena Deparis, Ranjit
Chopra, President Stone, Daemon Girl, Conte & Wulff, Damzels in this Dress, Ula
Zukowska, Annie Thompson, Raw King Man, K.M.R. Mode, XOXO, Angela Ng and the
Sci-Fi fashion show by the International Academy of Design. Included as part of
the runway shows will be a parade of hair and makeup creations by some of
Toronto's top stylists participating in the event.
Rounding out the festivities will be an eclectic mix of visual and performance
artists including body painters, graffiti artists, fire jugglers, magicians,
stilt walkers and experimental street theatre.
Street Style's main sponsors, the City of Toronto, Smirnoff, and Canadian
Hairdresser and BeautyBeat Magazines, along with Sebastian Trucco and L'Oréal
Professionnel, lend their support to recognize Toronto's dynamic pop-culture
scene. The City of Toronto and HEP Pop House Inc. are producing the event, with
fashion show coordination by Velocci Fashion Productions. The "Street"tini bar
(and eats) are provided by Liberty Entertainment Group, the Joker and Culinary
Art Catering. Program details will be available on July 3. For more information
call the Street Style hotline at (416) 392-0074.