Montreal’s Fashion Week is over.
Ottawa Fashion Week has come to an end.
Aching for Toronto Fashion Week, and can’t hold on?
Here’s some help!!
From the loving hands of “CHRIS TYRELL” and “JIM SEARLE” of “HOAX COUTURE”, the annual (since 2009) mega event that begins it’s campaign this week…
“DARE TO WEAR LOVE”
“DARE TO WEAR LOVE” celebrates the talents and commitment to social justice of Canada’s fashion design community and performing artists and raises funds and awareness for the “STEPHEN LEWIS FOUNDATION” using the Power of Fashion for Good.”*
“The Stephen Lewis Foundation puts money directly into the hands of grassroots organizations in Africa that are turning the tide on the AIDS pandemic in ways that are innovative, sophisticated and effective.”*
And this year, Chris and Jim have come up with a great add-on, the “WEAR CANADIAN” challenge: http://www.daretowearlove.com/challenge.html .
If you missed entering the challenge, don’t worry, you can still follow along : facebook.com/daretowearlove
And remember, the challenge is only the beginning of the campaign, next up, the Gala!
“The DARE TO WEAR LOVE GALA is a fashion runway event like no other, the highlight of both the Dare to Wear Love campaign and Toronto Fashion Week. Event founders Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle of Toronto-based Hoax Couture invite 25 top Canadian fashion designers to participate. Each is given six yards of African fabric from which to produce a one-of-a-kind ensemble, and the resulting creations are modelled at the gala by supermodels, dancers, musicians, and other celebrities, as well as winners of the Dare to Wear Love Challenge. The Gala raises funds to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation in its fight to turn the tide of AIDS in Africa.”*
*DARE TO WEAR LOVE http://www.daretowearlove.com/
THE STEPHEN LEWIS FOUNDATION http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/
This year’s event will take place on March 22, 2013. Tickets will go on sale soon!
The designers who will be showing their love on the catwalk have already begun their work…in the past these “CANADIAN FASHION DESIGNERS” have shown at the Gala:
PAUL HARDY http://paulhardydesign.com/#/541597/Biography
SUSAN DICKS http://susandicks.com/
SHKANK INC/ ROD PHILLPOTT http://www.rodphilpott.com/
HOAX COUTURE/ CHRIS TYRELL AND JIM SEARLE http://hoaxcouture.com/
GRETA CONSTANTINE/ KIRK PICKERSGILL AND STEPHEN WONG http://www.gretaconstantine.com/
LINDA LUNDSTROM http://www.lundstrom.ca/
MERCY/ JENNIFER HALCHUK AND RICHARD LYLE http://mercystudio.com/
PEACH BERSERK/ KINGY CARPENTER
LIDA BADAY http://www.lidabaday.com/
INES DI SANTO http://inesdisanto.com/
DAMZELS IN THIS DRESS/ RORY LINDO AND KELLY FREEMAN http://damzels.com/about/about-damzels/
FASHION CRIMES/ PAM CHORLEY http://fashioncrimes.ca/
MARTY ROTMAN http://www.facebook.com/marty.rotman
JASON MEYERS http://www.jasonmeyers.net/
IZZY CAMILLERI www.izzycamilleri.com/
FARLEY CHATTO http://www.farleychatto.com/
DAVID DIXON http://www.daviddixon.ca/
BRIAN BAILEY www.brianbaileydesign.com/
AVIOANNI/ AILEEN NG www.facebook.com/pages/Avioanni/
ADRIAN WU http://www.adrianwu.com/
SHELLI OH http://www.shellioh.com/
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED Monday, February 11, 2013