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From Concept to Creation: An Exhibition of Canadian Costume Art & Design

  • Yorkville Village Upper Oval and Suite #208 55 Avenue Road Toronto, ON, M5R 1C6 Canada (map)

Join us for our 10th Anniversary exhibit, From Concept to Creation: An Exhibition of Canadian Costume Art and Design during September. 

The free exhibit will be open to the public from September 4th-30th 2018 at Yorkville Village and will feature costumes and artefacts from CAFTCAD members to provide insight into Canadian costume art and design.

Costumes and artefacts will be on display from the following productions:

Angelique's Isle
Anne with an E
Canada Dress (Toronto Star Feature)
Darken Digital
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Designated Survivor
Earthling House Huntress
Hold the Dark
Miss Universe Canada 2014 ("Hockey Dress")
Murdoch Mysteries
Odd Squad
Pacific Rim
Perpetual Motion
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Resident Evil 5 (Retribution)
Saw II
Star Trek: Discovery
The Handmaid's Tale
The Lie
The Shape of Water
The Strain
Top Million Dollar Agent (Season 1)
Twilight Saga: New Moon

The exhibit will be unveiled in two stages: the first on September 4th which includes over 40 costumes on display around the upper oval of Yorkville Village, the second will be in studio unit #208 which will provide more costumes, illustrations, and artefacts as well as details about their process of production. The second phase will be open to the public on September 15th.

CAFTCAD will also be holding FREE curated tours of the exhibit on the following days and times:

  • Saturday, September 8th : 11am, 12pm, 1pm
  • Saturday, September 15th: 11am, 12pm, 1pm
  • Thursday, September 20th: 2pm, 3pm
  • Saturday, September 22nd: 11am, 12pm, 1pm
  • Thursday, September 27th: 2pm, 3pm
  • Saturday, September 29th: 11am, 12pm, 1pm

All tours will last 30-40 minutes. To sign up to attend one of the tours, visit our Eventbrite page.

CAFTCAD would like to thank Yorkville Village and Toronto Fashion Week for their support in hosting the exhibit.  CAFTCAD is proudly supported by Nobis, IATSE 873 and NABET 700. Special thanks to all sponsors (SEE FULL LIST HERE) and to the organizing committee, exhibitors and volunteers who have brought the exhibit to life, “From Concept to Creation”.

We hope you enjoy!

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