TORONTO – A fresh slate of new names is slated to join established homegrown brands at the upcoming World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto.
Event organizers IMG Fashion have released a preliminary schedule of labels set to show fall-winter collections next month at David Pecaut Square.
Among the additions to the calendar are Montreal-based designer Brit Wacher and Vancouver luxe label Madame Moje.
A pair of womenswear designers with labels based in Alberta and Quebec will return to the runway to stage a fully produced show as winners of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition.
Edmonton’s Malorie Urbanovitch and Cecile Raizonville of Montreal-based Matiere Noire were both named as recipients of the top prize last fall – a first for the contest which is devoted to recognizing emerging designers across Canada.
Plenty of familiar favourites are poised to unveil their latest looks for the cooler months, including affordable apparel brand Joe Fresh and womenswear labels Beaufille, David Dixon, Farley Chatto, Mikhael Kale, Pink Tartan, Rachel Sin and VAWK. Menswear creations from Toronto-based labels Bustle and Christopher Bates will also be featured.
Montreal-based labels Pedram Karimi, Melissa Nepton, Mackage, Rudsak, Soia & Kyo are also poised to present their latest collections.
Anu Raina, Narces, Line Knitwear, Klaxon Howl, Stephan Caras, Thomas Balint, denim brand Triarchy and Dutch label gsus are also expected to return the Toronto runway.
Fashion Week runs from March 17-21.
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