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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.
Make sure to get your passes and tickets here worldmastercardfashionweek.com
“”Calling all fashionistas! Is it your dream to walk the runway during Toronto Fashion Week? Dare to Wear Love, in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, challenges you to wear red throughout the month of February and fundraise to claim your spot on the catwalk during Toronto Fashion Week. The three individuals who raise the highest amount will be outfitted in a custom design by SusanDicks & Co. and walk the runway at the Dare to Wear Love gala fashion event Friday, March 16, 2012 during Toronto Fashion Week.“”
“” Hoax Couture and the are thrilled to collaborate once again with the Stephen Lewis Foundation on the third Dare to Wear Love gala fashion show. African-inspired designs, created by more than 25 Canadian designers, will hit the runway at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 16 during World MasterCard Fashion Week at David Pecaut Square in Toronto.
A limited amount of tickets to Dare to Wear Love are open to the public and available to purchase online for $75 each or $300 each for a VIP package (which includes one front or second row seat, a special gift bag, and exclusive access to the cocktail parties before and after the show). Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Stephen Lewis Foundation and its community-level organizations that work to improve the lives of women, orphans, grandmothers and people living with HIV and AIDS in Africa.
Talented Canadian designers including Brian Bailey, David Dixon, Adrian Wu, Paul Hardy, Linda Lundström, Pat McDonagh, Izzy Camilleri, Lida Baday, Greta Constantine, Lovas Wesley Badanjak, and many more, will create one-of-a-kind ensembles from six yards of African-made fabrics to be modelled on celebrities, entertainers and models.”