Toronto Fashion Week – March 2013

Ladies and gentlemen. I have a little Valentine’s Day gift for you, albeit one day late. Toronto’s fashion week, World’s MasterCard Fashion Week, has issued its schedule for the Fall/Winter 2013 line. For full details, go to


We continue to see some recurring talent (Pink Tartan, Joe Fresh, Vawk, Bustle, Rudsak, Sid Neigum), which is fantastic!  It’s also great to see crowd-pleasing Korhani return to the catwalk. (Korhani is actually a carpet and rug designer that uses Toronto’s fashion weeks to show case how beautiful their carpet designs are. The sheer creativity is impressive!)


A special shout out goes to Toronto Fashion Incubator and Fashion Group International, who both made it on to the official schedule.  Toronto Fashion Incubator is hosting two Press and Buyer lunches; Fashion Group International is co-hosting a speed networking event. CanadaFashionLaw regularly supports both organizations and delights in seeing them try to raise Canada’s fashion industry to the next level.


Let us know if you’re going to be at any of the shows. We hope to see you there!

Designers: Get Your Hustle On!

Here at CanadaFashionLaw, we geek out on branding law.  But you know what really gets our mojo going (other than Ryan Reynolds and Tyrese)?  Helping emerging designers get exposure!  Now that summer is coming to a close (sad face), it’s time to get our hustle on again!  Ever eager to help Canadian designers put themselves on the fashion map, CanadaFashionLaw has put together a quick little guide to some opportunities geared towards helping designers at different levels get exposure.

Toronto Fashion Week

North America’s second biggest fashion show is back with some panache as IMG gets its well-connected hands on it.  (Click here to read up on why Toronto Fashion Week is getting a mani-pedi-botox).  Running from October 22 to 26, 2012 at the David Pecaut Square, Canada’s fashion darlings can share the spotlight with the likes of Joe Fresh, Pink Tartan, Lucian Matis, Rudsak, Vawk, etc.  Designer submissions are now being accepted.  More information can be requested from

Fashion’s Night Out

Debuting in Canada for the first time, Toronto’s retail stores will be open late into the night on September 6, 2012 as part of renowned international fashion event, Fashion’s Night Out.  (Click here and here to get a better understanding of Fashion’s Night Out).  As always, the Toronto Fashion Incubator is lending a hand to help more junior designers get a piece of the action by opening up their doors to host an accessories and apparel shopping soiree as part of Fashion’s Night Out.  If you’re interested in participating, you better drop a line as soon as possible to

Katwalk at Cube Nightclub

Looking to shake up your Tuesday?  Every Tuesday night during the summer, Toronto’s Cube nightclub hosts a fashion event debuting the 2012 Fall/Winter collection of a number of retailers.  Examples include French Connection and Dear Frankie.

Toronto Fashion Incubator’s Press & Buyers Breakfast

Toronto Fashion Incubator continues to impress us at CanadaFashionLaw. On October 2, 2012, it hosts its annual trade show geared towards connecting Canada’s emerging designers with the press and buyers.  This event is a great opportunity for new designers to get in front of key decision makers on a one to one basis.  If you’re interested in getting more information, contact TFI directly at

Fashion Thursdays at Locus 144

Nestled in the heart of Toronto’s Liberty Villageis Locus 144, a fantastic lounge that caters to those that have a passion for hip hop and fashion.  (A perfect combination!)  Locus 144 hosts fashion events on Thursdays that are geared to helping designers get their feet wet by hosting their own runway show.  Well-versed in hosting a myriad of events, Locus 144’s amicable management team are eager to assist upcoming designers get exposure in Toronto.  If you’re looking for information on hosting an event, show or photo shoot at Locus 144, drop a line to


If you’re going to any of these events, there’s a pretty good chance we may bump into each other!  Drop us a line if you are!

Fashionistas, do you have your ear to the ground on other events happening in Canadathat will help designers get exposure?  Let us know!  CanadaFashionLaw loves to hear from you!


Canada’s Fashionable Gather for a Big Celebration

Tonight’s the night for a big celebration!  The Toronto Fashion Incubator celebrates its 25th anniversary.  CanadaFashionLaw introduced its readers to the Toronto Fashion Incubator a while ago (click here).

The first of its kind in the world, the Toronto Fashion Incubator has been critical to the success of a number of start-up fashion designers in Canada.

Today, the Toronto Fashion Incubator celebrates in style at a sold out gala event at the Royal Ontario Museum.  As always, the Toronto Fashion Incubator puts the focus on Canada’s up and coming designers.  The main event of the gala is a runway show featuring finalists from the Toronto Fashion Incubator’s national design competition.  CanadaFashionLaw previously gave you a sneek peak into what’s at stake in this design competition.

Needless to say, CanadaFashionLaw is looking forward to attending this event!