Art in Fashion 613 Shines Bright

Photo courtesy of Art in Fashion 613

Art in Fashion 613
is bringing something new to the capital. Taking place on Saturday October 17 at Library and Archives Canada, the event is an inspired fashion and night market created by Kym Brown, the designer and owner behind Bombshell Revival Designs.

Brown is an up-cycled artist, meaning that she creates new and unique pieces of wearable art by reusing and repurposing existing garments. Art in Fashion 613 was inspired after Brown asked herself two questions: ‘can art be fashion?’ And ‘can fashion be art?’

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Photo courtesy of Avenir Design Studio

These questions began to develop and the idea grew. Brown and her partner, Rene Trim of Creative Ottawa, were ready to try something fresh in the art and fashion scene.

“We realized that we both shared a passion to bring a new level to night events in Ottawa,” says Brown. “Especially those that promoted art, and, in my case, fashion as an art form.”

The result? Art in Fashion 613 was born.

Art in Fashion differs from other night markets because Brown and Trim have specifically chosen the vendors to fit the theme of art being fashion and fashion being art.

Each vendor and designer were privately approached by the duo and invited to participate according to their work, type of medium and the quality of their craftsmanship.

Brown also believes that Art in Fashion is truly a one-of-a-kind show that is taking place in Ottawa.

“This is also, to our knowledge, the first fashion show and night market event where guests of the event will have the opportunity to purchase runway creations directly from the designers that very night at the event.”

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Photo courtesy of Bombshell Revival Designs

35 curated and hand selected vendors will be at the event. Vendors range from painters to mixed media artists, to jewelers to up-cycled artisans.

There will also be a section of the market devoted to personal grooming and adornment vendors, as well as bakers who will be providing guests with delectable cupcakes, shortbreads, macaroons and other treats. Savour Italy will be catering the event with finger foods.

Brown and Trim hope that Art in Fashion attracts customers from all walks of life, regardless of age, vocation, cultural background or taste.

The all-ages event will have a wide variety of fashion statements being presented, along with a burlesque performance during the show (Brown notes that the burlesque act will not have a full reveal), and an assortment of artisan vendors at many different price points.

John “Milky” Mielke from will be broadcasting live from the event, providing the evening’s music.

Brown plans for Art in Fashion to become an annual event. The duo is also hoping to expand the event to include a different theme to the fashion show each year.

If you are interested in attending the event, you can find out more information on the event website. Advance tickets can be purchased online at EventBrite and are $20 each (which includes a complimentary drink ticket). Admission at the door on the night of the event is $25. Ample free parking will be available.