CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE: SPRING 2014

THE TORONTO STAR MARCH 24, 2014

THE TORONTO STAR
MARCH 24, 2014

THE TORONTO STAR MARCH 24, 2014

THE TORONTO STAR
MARCH 24, 2014

BUSTLE / SHAWN HEWSON RUTH PROMISLOW
“We need financial assistance from the government. It’s provided to the film industry and a lot of the other arts, and in Ontario fashion is not included in the definition of a cultural industry.” Hewson
“I think the government should really come out full force and support us. We’re part of the arts community and we should get treated the same. There’s no way to go forward without that support.” Promislow

VAWK / SUNNY FONG
“We need to recognize all Canadian designers in Toronto. We have designers coming in from Montreal, but if it was really open to everyone across Canada it would feel like this is a community. I think that’s what we lack, a lack of sense of community in terms of designers…Because designers are very competitive , because the market is so small, we don’t interact with each other.”

MACKAGE / ERAN ELFASSY ELISA DAHAN
“We find sometimes it’s not really selective. Anybody what wants to do fashion week can do fashion week. You need to have a jury.” Elfassy
“A lot of time you have designers in Quebec that are just in Quebec and Toronto designrs just in Toronto. We whould unite and have one big fashion week that has the best. You have to not just be a talent, but have a proper business.” Dahan

KRANE / KEN CHOW
“The one thing to elevate Canadia fashion is to move our date forward (for World MasterCard Fashion Week). Our dates are always so far behind. If you advertise Toronto fashion week to be in March no one wants to come because everyone is done. Fall starts in January for Paris and Milan, but we’re in March already.”

PINK TARTAN / KIMBERLY NEWPORT
“The Canadian fashion industry is elevated. As a culture we’re making waves in all aspects of being Canadians, and I think fashion is rolled into that. So the one thing, I don’t think there is one thing.”

JOE FRESH / JOE MIMRAN
“We have to keep strutting our stuff. We have to keep looking outside of Canada to grow our presence. We have to believe in ourselves.”

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