Think fashion only happens south of the border? You would be wrong. Here’s a quick reference guide to Canada’s various fashion weeks:
LG Fashion Week
Dates: March 28 to April 1, 2011; October 17 to 22, 2011
Overview: This is Canada’s biggest fashion week. In its 12th year, LG Fashion Week brings together media, industry, consumers and buyers.
Rogue Fashion Week
Dates: Simultaneous to LG Fashion Week
Overview: Not satisfied with staying within the confines of LG Fashion Week, Rogue Fashion Week sees designers take matters into their own hands.
Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week
Dates: April 26 to 29, 2011
Overview: This fashion week looks at emphasizing the interplay of fashion with arts, photography and music.
Frugal Fashion Week
Dates: July 21 to 24, 2011
Overview: This charitable initiative seeks to profile and support local retail and design communities.
Montreal Fashion Week
Dates: February 7 to 10, 2011; September 6 to 9, 2011
Overview: Ce défilé de mode est probablement le plus grand compétiteur de LG Fashion Week.
Dates: April 12 to 17, 2011
Overview: Reflecting Vancouver’s international flare, west-coast based designers share the spotlight with foreign designers from Korea, China and India, for example.
Western Canada Fashion Week
Dates: March 24 to 31, 2011; September 22 to 29, 2011
Overview: This fashion week celebrates the fusion of art, design and musical culture for a unique collaboration of the creative minds.
Atlantic Fashion Week
Dates: June 13 to 19, 2011
Overview: Entering into its 5th season, this fashion week is determined to let the rest of Canada and the world know what the eastern provinces are made of.
Eco Fashion Week
Dates: February 22 to 25, 2011
Overview: This green machine celebrates environmental sustainability and eco-friendly industry practices.
Ottawa Fashion Week
Dates: March 18 to 20, 2011
Overview: This fashion week looks at talent in the nation’s capital.
Alberta Fashion Week
Dates: May 19 to 21, 2011
Overview: This fashion week highlights fashion designers from throughout Canada.