Presented by Mastercard, Fashion Week is a fashion industry event, which allows fashion designers and brands to reveal their latest collections in runway shows, to buyers and the media. These events let the industry know what’s “in” and what’s “out” for the up coming season. The most notable fashion weeks are held in the four fashion capitals of the world: New York City, Milan, London, and Paris. There are other important fashion weeks held in the world, Toronto being one of them.
Opening Reception -Monday March 12
Holt Renfrew or “Holt’s”, is a chain of high-end Canadian department stores. It is comparable to Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue in the United States. In the 1930s, the company began to procure exclusive accounts with some of the best designers in Europe and the United States to sell their fashions in Canada. In 1947, Holt Renfrew began a relationship with Christian Dior and his “New Look” that continues to this day. Since then, many well-known upscale designers have since been added. This year Holt Presents Dennis Merotto, Jeremy Laing, Judith & Charles, Lida Baday, Line, Mackage, Smythe, Twenty Cluny.
KORHANI is a toronto based manufacturer and a hub of design, texture and colour. “Kirsten Korhani, Creative Director, has taken her background in the fashion industry and influenced products and designs to further showcase the natural relationship between the home and fashion.” They have also pioneered the first recyclable indoor and outdoor rug and initiated the first rug recycling program in Canada.
The Italian word for peacock is “Pavoni” and also the inspiration behind Pavoni ‘s line that aims to distinguish itself from the rest. Fusing talent, expertise and tenacity the founders of Pavoni create “jaw dropping bridal gowns, evening wear and decadent cocktail dresses.”