Toronto Fashion Week Gets Democratic

Fall is in the air, which brings with it some fashion conundrums. Can you still wear white? Are sandals a faux-pas? is it too early to bust out the fur?  It also breeds enthusiasm for the pending, World MasterCard Toronto Fashion Week (try saying that 3 times over).  So mark you calendars: October 21 to 26 is a fashion frenzy!

We can expect to see the usual suspects on the runway, Pink Tartan, Joe Fresh, Sid Neigum, Rudsak, Bustle, etc. But this year, we see something new. On Saturday October 26, the entire day is dedicated to the consumer. That’s right, the gilded gates have been opened for those who don’t qualify to obtain an industry or media pass. CanadaFashionLaw has discussed this with some other fashionistas and was surprised to hear them scoff at this development.  Frankly, this was a little disappointing (and near-sighted).

Canada’s fashion industry needs Canadian consumers to be its champion.  Opening up fashion week to the consumer is a fantastic catalyst!  Also, hosting an open house breaks down the (some would say elitist) barriers of the fashion industry and allows all to access the fabulousness of it all!  Also, let’s face it.  There’s a good opportunity to make a little profit out of this endeavor.  All in all, it’s a win-win.

In fact, CanadaFashionLaw’s going to grab an extra ticket and take her mom so that she can see all the fan-fare!  Hope to see you there, too!  (Hi mom!)