Toronto Fashion Week Returns to Bloor-Yorkville Next Week!
In anticipation of Canada’s foremost event for fashion, art, music and culture, Toronto Fashion Week® has revealed its designer line-up for the Fall/Winter 2018 season. Bloor-Yorkville BIA is proud to be a Community Partner in the three-day event, taking place Feb. 5-7 with more than 20 shows and events, which will proudly display the creative genius and innovation of Canada’s top fashion talent.
Fashion Week – September 2017 – Photos by Henry Lin
Hosted at Yorkville Village (55 Avenue Rd.) – the city’s premier luxury retail destination, Toronto Fashion Week, in partnership with THE COLLECTIONS™ and RE\SET™ will see collections from new and seasoned designers including:
- Andrew Coimbra x UNCUFFED
- Christopher Bates
- HAYLEY ELSAESSER
- Hilary MacMillan
- Mani Jassal
- Pedram Karimi
- Ross Mayer
- P Badu
- Tara Rivas
- WIL Studios
Last summer, Toronto Fashion Week reported that the event welcomed over 10,000 guests to the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, and received excellent coverage from media including; The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Globe Style, eTalk, CBC, Metro, Hello! Canada, and Toronto Life.
Recently, Toronto Fashion Week announced an exciting new partnership with Fashion Talks – a new podcast produced in partnership with the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards’ (CAFA) that observes the world through the lens of fashion.
In front of a live audience, Toronto Fashion Week and Fashion Talks will invite some of the most recognizable faces in fashion, beauty and photography to share their stories in an intimate studio setting. Hosted by Donna Bishop – an accomplished entrepreneur and Director of Programming for CAFA, guests will reveal insights, observations and historical moments on how fashion helps to shape the world in which we live in and how our world shapes fashion and the clothing we wear.
“This partnership with Fashion Talks will allow us to engage with our audience in a new and exciting way beyond the runway,” says Carolyn Quinn, Executive Director, Toronto Fashion Week. “The Fashion Talks guests are leaders in their respective industries with fascinating insight into the broad world of fashion – from pop culture to history to socioeconomic changes in the way we shop. Their discussions will provide a deeper context which Toronto Fashion Week attendees can bring with them to the shows throughout the event.”
TFW will play host to this year’s annual fashion show fundraising event, Fashion Heals for SickKids, in support of the Innovation Grant at SickKids hospital. 100% of the proceeds are dedicated to SickKids Hospital and earmarked for the important pediatric oncology research work, supported by the Innovation Grant. This year, Fashion Heals will be the finale show at Toronto Fashion Week on February 7th, from 7 PM – 10 PM.
The vibrant event includes a fashion show featuring past and present SickKids patients, doctors, nurses and employees. The evening is filled with inspiring stories, great music, delicious food and beverages and a priceless silent auction, which includes incredible experiences, such as tickets to the American Music Awards, box seats to the Boston Red Sox vs. the New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium and tickets to the award-winning Broadway show, Hamilton & so much more. You can bid now online or at the event.
For information and details on how to purchase your ticket, visit:
Tickets to Fashion Talks at Toronto Fashion Week are $25 and are available for purchase on TFW.TO. For more information on the Fashion Talks topics, the Toronto Fashion Week schedule and to stay-up-to-date with the latest news updates, please visit TFW.TO.
To purchase tickets, get more information on designers or to view the full Toronto Fashion Week schedule, visit Toronto Fashion Week online at TFW.TO and follow on social.
ABOUT TORONTO FASHION WEEK®
Toronto Fashion Week®, an event showcasing fashion, art, music and culture takes place in Yorkville, Toronto’s revitalized and most prestigious luxury retail neighborhood. The bi-annual event hosts national and international designers, entertainers and the fashion community to create a touchpoint where fashion is embraced and celebrated. As the leading fashion event in Canada, Toronto Fashion Week creates a catalyst for media engagement, retail activity and global connectivity.
The founding partners are Yorkville Village, The Hazelton Hotel, Freed Developments and Hill & Gertner – an ownership group comprised of several of the country’s top companies in real estate, development and luxury hospitality.
ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS™
THE COLLECTIONS™ is a Toronto-based fashion production agency, managing award-winning designers and provides like-minded partners an opportunity to collaborate with rising talent. Recognized as an industry leader, THE COLLECTIONS™ has established a strong track record for launching emerging talent and positioning designers for international success. As a continued effort to provide a platform for emerging talent and create a positive impact within the community, THE COLLECTIONS™ created RE\SET™ in February 2017.
Location: Yorkville Village (55 Avenue Rd.)