Image of Maia armchair by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.

Status: Functional art imitating life
What: An innovative exhibition,
BRAVOS features the interesting décor pieces by 21 creative young Spanish designers, part of the Spanish Design Boom.
When: August 9 to 23.
Where: Design Exchange, Trading Floor, 234 Bay St..
Buzzworthy notes: A whimsical mix of funky bar stools and lamps curated by Spanish design expert Juli Capella, produced by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and co-organized by the American University Museum and the Embassy of Spain. Bonus: check out
The Tutu Project exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the National Ballet of Canada downstairs.
Status: Kick start
What: Shoe maven TOMS offers up their comfy-yet-chic footwear as a canvas for local artists to interpret the meaning of giving in the Toronto stop of this multi-city tour (the collection of kicks touched down in Vancouver and Montreal earlier this summer).
When: Tuesday Aug. 14, from 5 to 7 PM (could run longer!)
Where: JessGo Studio, 945 Wilson Ave.
Buzzworthy notes: 70 + pairs of uniquely designed TOMS covered in studs, tie-dye paint splatters and cartoon kitties (yes!) created by local Toronto artists such as Jessica Gorlicky, Adam Cialini, Shay Brown, Fritz and more.
Read on for more fashionable events, including a cool new store in Vancouver and the return of the Ex!