Yorkville Village Presents CAFTCAD Exhibit: From Concept to Creation
As the city continues to roll out the red carpet for Hollywood's elite, Yorkville Village, Toronto's premier culture HUB brings movie magic to the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood.From Concept to Creation, an exhibition of Canadian costume art & design presented by The Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) launched during Toronto Fashion Week. Open to the public and free of charge from Sept. 4 - 30, 2018 inside Yorkville Village (55 Avenue Rd.), the exhibit features original costumes and artifacts from notable film and television productions created by members of CAFTCAD.
From Concept to Creation kicked off its exhibit with a live taping of Fashion Talks™ atToronto Fashion Week. On Sept. 5, host Donna Bishop spoke with some of Canada's leading film and television costume designers, who shared their stories on the process and power of costume design.
The exhibit itself shares the behind-the-scenes magic of costume design, providing a rare opportunity to see in person the creativity, imagination, meticulous research and technical skills of the country's talented costume community. Guests will see the full process of costume design, from original sketches and illustrations, to patterns, mood boards, research and finally costume samples, the finished product and images of the costumes on-set.
"Without a doubt, costumes play an integral role in building the persona of characters and developing the narrative of every production. Garments and accessories have this innate ability to evoke various emotions within an audience and transport viewers to a different era, new world or country," says Melissa Campisi, Manager of Strategic Partnerships & Event Marketing, Yorkville Village. "We are excited to share this experience with fashion, film and art enthusiasts, and encourage everyone to come and experience the magic of film. Canada is home to some of the most talented costume designers in the filmmaking industry, and we are proud to be celebrating and showcasing their craft here at Yorkville Village."
Some of the works on display at From Concept to Creation include:
The Shape of Water by Academy Award-winning Costume Designer Luis Sequeira
Anne with an E, Season Two by Costume Designer Alexander Reda
Saw II by Costume Designer Alex Kavanagh
Star Trek: Discovery by Costume Designer Gersha Phillips
Murdoch Mysteries by Costume Designers Alex Reda and Joanna Syrokomla
The Handmaid's Tale by Buyer Julia Cronin
Timeless by illustrator Terry Pitts
Designated SURVIVOR by Jeweller Dana Schneider
Reign by Jeweller Alynne Lavigne
Resident Evil 5: Retribution by Assistant Costume Designer Alex Kavanagh
The Lie (premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival) by Costume Designer Leslie Kavanagh
Each item on display represents the costume designer's vision as well as every member of the costume team that contributed to the manifestation of that vision.
From Concept to Creation will be on display at Yorkville Village from Sept. 4-30. Hours of the exhibit are:
Monday to Wednesday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
The second phase of the exhibit will be unveiled and will have more in-depth information about the process of costume design and is open to the public with curated private tours offered on the following dates:
Sat., Sept. 15, 22 and 29: 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM
Thurs., Sept. 20 and 27: 2 PM, 3 PM
To experience a free curated tour of the CAFTCAD 10th Anniversary Exhibit at Yorkville Village please visit the Eventbrite listing to register.
ABOUT YORKVILLE VILLAGE
Yorkville Village is a premier lifestyle shopping destination located in the heart of Toronto's luxury Bloor-Yorkville district. Owned and operated by First Capital Realty, Yorkville Village consists of the shopping centre formerly known as Hazelton Lanes as well as a number of street front boutiques on Yorkville Avenue comprising of over 330,000 square feet of retail space (in addition to FCR's flagship retail space at Yonge and Bloor). The centre is currently undergoing Phase 2 of the redevelopment, continuing through 2018 and will welcome prime new retailers, including several luxury brand introductions to the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood with first-ever standalone stores. For more information, visit www.YorkvilleVillage.com, or follow @YorkvilleVillage on Instagram, @YorkvilleVillageToronto on Facebook and @YorkvilleV on Twitter
The Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Costume Arts and Design (CAFTCAD) is the only not-for-profit organization in Canada that exists to enhance the costume arts and design community working in or affiliated with the film and television industry. The organization provides training, networking and exposure opportunities for CAFTCAD members as well as help to promote the talent of costume professionals who work in film and television. Now in its 10th year, the member-held organization consists of over 100 active members, with this number steadily increasing. As well as hosting and organizing a number of smaller events and training opportunities throughout the year, the organization hosts "CAFTCAD Celebrates Costumes", a large-scale event for 300 invited guests in Toronto. The annual event takes place in September to coincide with the Toronto International Film Festival and includes a number of costume displays from recent productions, regularly with displays for films that are premiering during TIFF.
Photo credit: Nick Wons Photography