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It was official announced today that Robin Kay, President of Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) also creator and Executive Director of World MasterCard Fashion Week has sold Toronto Fashion week to IMG Canada. IMG Canada will be operating with IMG Fashion to make Fashion week better than it ever was. With their international success it will be nice to see how they will elevate this event. Robin Kay will remain president of the FDCC and continue to support Canadian designers and consultant with the event.
“Creating Fashion Week in Toronto was a career dream for me as I was able to translate my skills as a designer and retailer into a celebration of Canadian fashion that has supported so many talented people to find an audience and a global runway. In business, timing is everything, and I am confident that the time is right for IMG to take World MasterCard Fashion Week to the next level,” said Robin Kay. “I have no plans to disappear and I will remain committed to helping and nurturing Canadian designers shine on the catwalk.”
“I’ve worked with Robin for eight years on Fashion Week and it truly couldn’t have been done without her energy, vision and support,” said Joe Mimran, founder and creative director of Joe Fresh Style and chairman of the Fashion Design Council of Canada Board of Directors. “I look forward to seeing Fashion Week evolve and grow as it leverages IMG’s global infrastructure and expertise.”
I think this is just the change that World MasterCard Fashion Week needed to bump up this event more internationally since it is the second largest fashion week in North America.
WOW it feels like we just finished fashion week and now we get this. The FDCC has announced that fashion week will still be at the tents, same place from March 12th-17th, 2010.
My favourite part of fashion week is wrap-up time!! Spring/Summer 2012 is going to be impressive with what we have seen on the runway. This season it was so great to be back in the tents, it makes it really feel like fashion week and the downtown location made everyone’s life easier I bet! Although there were some problems with less seating this season, all in all it was a great set-up and location.
Bustle and David Dixon went a lot softer with their collections still having their staple designs but more of a hint of bold colours. Lots of adventurous colours are going too been seen this coming spring and summer 2012 as we have seen on the runway. Another thing we have been seeing is a lot of on the go pieces for women in charge like the Attitude Collection by Jay Manuel. This collection has something for every woman on the go or just ready to get on that plane and hit the beach. By having Arthur Mendonca hitting the runway opening night his collection blew the week wide open. His pieces were a mix of vibrant strong colours and straight edge designs but we have to give him credit for knowing what women really want and will look amazing in, it’s something he really has an eye for.
Denis Gagnon wowed the crowds with his very artsy short film which went right into his collection. His pieces were immaculate and include some crazy floral designs with some simple but very sleek pieces. We also cannot forget Micalla Jewelry ; I had seen her stuff hit the runway at Ottawa Fashion Week but at LGFW she really got my attention. Her collection is very different than most, all her pieces are very wearable and there is something for everyone to wear and enjoy. Will we see a collaboration with Swarovski? We hope so as these pieces are a work of art. The spring/summer 2012 runway was filled with an oasis of bold colours, floral and wild prints, cocktail and long flowing dresses which were very colourful and delightful to see. The men on the runway dressed in dapper and casual short suits with lots of cotton and linen.
Check out the hair and make-up team working around the clock to get the models runway ready!!
Eric Del Monaco briefing the hair team on the hair for the Attitude by Jay Manuel show!!
Check out the what is going on backstage during the Klaxon Howl show.
THE TOP 6 DESIGNERS OF THE WEEK!!
Arthur Mendonca www.arthurmendonca.ca
Attitude by Jay Manuel www.sears.ca/attitude-by-jay-manuel
David Dixon www.daviddixon.ca
Denis Gagon www.denisgagnon.ca
We can not forget Micalla Jewelry
Photos by George Pimentel and Sarjoun Faour
Smythe Les Vestes
Photos by George Pimentel
Fall is my favorite time of the year, with TIFF and Fashion weeks. I also love it being cool weather while we wear some of our favorite fashion items (that are way too hot to wear in our crazy summers). I just arrived in Ottawa for fashion week and cannot wait to see what they have in store this week. My favorite week has to be LG Fashion week in Toronto, with the buzz of all the designers in Toronto getting ready to show on and offsite. So check out the schedule below and follow me on twitter @AllAccesskevin for all the latest updates happening on and off the runway. Also make sure to check out @LGFWbyFDCC on Twitter while @DanielRWilson does all the social media and keeps us up to date.
Here is a little peak of LG Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011! It was a great season with lots of laughs and craziness behind the scenes. It was my favorite season yet with a lot of great memories. Hope you enjoy some of these behind the curtain pictures and more!
During LGFW Fall/Winter 2011 I got to meet Deborah Cox and hang out with her for the evening, she was such a pleasure to meet.I had a really great evening and looking up to her amazing talent as a artist since I was young just made this experience out of this world. She was there for the Attitude show by Jay Manuel which was a great display of his talent. We had a great time backstage and it was like a childhood dream fulfilled. Hope you enjoy the pictures, until next time.
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