Faces of FAT: Demaine Nelson


Toronto’s longest running annual multi-arts fashion event Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) will return with a four-day in-person event at The Parkdale Hall (1605 Queen St. West). Taking place from Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13. The 2022 event will host runway shows from 30 Canadian designers and feature fashion-inspired art installations. Our Faces of FAT series will take a deeper look at the designers behind the collections and their stories. Keep on reading to learn more about Demaine Nelson, a face of FAT on the designer side of the event.

Check out FAT’s Instagram for updates on the fashion festival.


Designer: Demaine Nelson

Website: www.demainetyrone.com

Instagram: @demainetyrone


Showtime: Sunday November 13, 2022 at 8 PM

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Demaine Nelson

SC: Tell us a bit about yourself!

DN: I am a local native born and raised in Scarborough. I starting getting curious about designing back in 2018. The reason I took the leap into the fashion space was soley on I couldn’t find clothes that were unique enough in my size. I always wanted to stand and the only way to get that was designing my own garments.
faces of FAT Demaine Nelson

Source: Demaine Nelson

SC: What inspires you?

DN: What truly inspires me is the textiles nothing like an unusual unique print. It’s like when I see the fabric I already know what I am gonna do with it.
faces of FAT Demaine Nelson

Source: Demaine Nelson

SC: What’s one piece of advice you would give someone starting out in your field?

DN: One piece of advise I would give is whatever you design just own it no body can tell how to dress. You like something wear it. If you can vision it create it be true to ones self.

SC: What do you love most about FAT?

DN: What I love about FAT is the variety of things they have to offer in the design and art space. The truly no how to find the creatives and bring them all together for them to get there respecatble moments.
faces of FAT Demaine Nelson

Source: Demaine Nelson

SC: What does 2023 hold for you?

DN: In 2023 I am looking to bring forth a bigger collection and more celebrity stylings and really push my womens wear.

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