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Canadian and International Designers Shine in Toronto Fashion Show to Support Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Canadian and International Designers Shine in Toronto Fashion Show

Twelve Talented Canadian and International Designers Shine in Toronto Fashion Show debuted. Their latest collections on the runway to a VIP audience. Of Canadian celebrities, fashionistas, media and tastemakers in an unforgettable evening of artistry.

The fashion season kicked off in Toronto last night with the 13th Edition of International Fashion Encounter (IFE). In support of charitable partner, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.

Canadian and International Designers Shine in Toronto Fashion Show to Support Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Pic Courtesy: Che Rosales

Showcasing Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter and Couture collections, the runway show boasted iconic looks. Reflecting global fashion shows toronto trends with a focus on Canadian talent. For the first time, models included individuals affected. By Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – all of whom proudly strutted the runway. With ostomy bags to shed light on these lifelong diseases and foster inclusivity during the show.

Spotlighting Canadian fashion shows

“Spotlighting Canadian fashion shows toronto alongside the international designers. That have carved out such a strong presence in this industry has always our top priority,” says Jason Cameron. Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Fashion Academy. “The opportunity to celebrate this iconic talent while increasing awareness of such an important cause through our charitable partner. Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, allowed us to create an extraordinary display that merges fashion. And real people in a unique runway show experience.”

Canadian and International Designers Shine in Toronto Fashion Show to Support Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Pic Courtesy: Che Rosales

The event was powered by returning sponsor HP Canada as the official technology sponsor known for its innovative and creative products and solutions that prominently displayed and integrated within the fashion show toronto 2023. With sustainability a key theme throughout the event and a core focus for HP Canada, the company partnered with Toronto jewelry designer Rita Tesolin to create custom accessories designed using HP technology and created from upcycled HP devices. The items displayed at the event and featured on models walking in the Couture show, reinforcing the importance of fashion circularity and designing with recycled inputs for lower sustainability impact.

“HP Canada committed to sustainable impact and digital equity and has a proud sponsor of the International Fashion Encounter event for many years”, said Mary Ann Yule, President and CEO, HP Canada. “This year, we’re thrilled to expand our technology presence to power the event and empower our partners to creatively and sustainably innovate.”

Mercedes-Benz Downtown

Presenting sponsor Mercedes-Benz Downtown Toronto hosted the fashion event at their dealership in the heart of the city, merging the elegance and sophistication of this luxury brand with the creativity and artistry of the fashion industry.

“We are proud to support fashion show toronto 2023 initiatives in Toronto. Particularly as we see an alignment between the rising popularity of electric vehicles. And sustainable fashion growth, with both industries recognizing the importance of sustainability,” says Greg Burns, General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Downtown Toronto.

“This partnership holds special significance to us. As it allows us the opportunity to not only celebrate the vibrant Canadian and international fashion scene. But also to raise awareness and support of an important charitable cause through Crohn’s and Colitis Canada,” he says.

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