FASHION WEEK(S)

AND ANOTHER EXCITING SEASON HAS BEGUN…

In Paris the “Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers and Créateurs de Mode” presented Spring 2013 Jan. 21-24, 2013, heralding the coming of the “Ready-to- Wear” Collections being shown internationally for Fall/Winter 2013/2014.

Checking my dates, I hit the website “Fashion Week Dates”
“MONTREAL FASHION WEEK” is on the list, from FEB. 4-7, (see previous post). Watch their website during the week for a closer look at some of the “CANADIAN DESIGNERS” being showcased.
The Montreal show overlaps with New York Fashion Week Feb. 7-14, (New York, the first of the “BIG FOUR’ (New York, London, Milan and Paris (in order of presentation)) to parade on the catwalks. The Ukraine and LA and Tokyo follow fast behind.

I know there are other Canadian shows although none are mentioned on the “Fashion Week Dates” website.

So, a little searching on my own.
Being a Torontonian, I looked first for “TORONTO FASHION WEEK”.
Onto the IMG* website and where I found nothing. hmmm
Next, to the World Master Card website (the previous season’s sponsor) where I found the listings for last season’s shows. hmmm again
Last, the Tourism Toronto website, with a listing for March 13 TBA.
Pathetic! We have no viable listing. This is not how we will get people to Toronto to see what is going on here. I’ve an e-mail into IMG to see what I can find, they were listed as the contact for last season’s show. Ooh, its bounced back…pathetic, again!
So, who knows? Hopefully the designers that are showing know? Perhaps they can say something…
Please let me know so that I can pass it on.

Onto “VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK”, where with a click of a button, I found the complete listing for MARCH 19-24. Bravo!
Our Nations Capitol, and another click, “OTTAWA FASHION WEEK”, FEB. 8-10. Kudos!
No trouble finding “WESTERN CANADA FASHION WEEK” in EDMONTON, MARCH 21-28. Yeah!

So what is up with Toronto?

Hello, Toronto?

An excerpt:
“IMG buys Toronto Fashion Week”
By Kate Kennedy,QMI Agency
First posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 The Toronto Sun

“IMG Canada, part of sports and media giant IMG Worldwide, will now produce the week in conjunction with IMG Fashion, which engineers impressive parades in London, Berlin, Milan, and others. Perhaps most notable week IMG Fashion puts on is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

What will that mean for Canada? The possibility of more press, for starters. Could there be incentives for journalists to attend both weeks? Could weeks be scheduled accordingly? Each year it seems more New Yorkers are realizing Toronto’s central Billy Bishop airport is but a short hop.
As of the Spring 2013 shows held in October of 2012, they were still teamed with World Master Card.”…

What will that mean for Canada? I’d say, short term, we’ve got an answer and it is not a positive one, long term, let’s hope for more. Toronto Fashion Week’s history is the story of a long bumpy ride, and it seems time it got settled, so that progress could be made.

and please, if I have missed something let me know…

MONTREAL FASHION WEEK http://montrealfashionweek.ca/
OTTAWA FASHION WEEK http://eng.ottawafashionweek.ca/
TORONTO FASHION WEEK
VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK http://vanfashionweek.com/
WESTERN CANADA FASHION WEEK http://www.westerncanadafashionweek.com/
IMG http://www.imgworld.com/home.aspx
FASHION WEEK DATES http://fashionweekdates.com/world-fashion-week-dates-schedule.html

ORIGINALLY POSTED MONDAY FEB 04, 2013

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