The end of the year is nearing and although for some of us it may be the time where we slowly enter hibernation, for the fashion community in Toronto, things are just getting started.
From runways to panels to networking, here is a comprehensive guide to the biggest fashion events in Toronto that are coming up and on our "must attend list".
August 23rd, 2018 @5:00PM
Looking to expand your network while experiencing a runway show or product launch? Look no further. When Fashion Meets is a one of a kind event that caters to all sorts of creatives. Whether in the fashion, art, beauty or lifestyle industry this event allows you to network, promote and launch existing or new products and services. It's a crowd full of make-up artists, models, photographers and designers who are ready to meet and mingle! What's more each month is unique in it's own right. This month, buckle in for a showcase on sustainable brand Ageselao, a streetwear collection inspired by the designers background and ancient culture.
August 30th - September 2nd, 2018
Established by the African Fashion Canada Organization in 2012, African Fashion Week has developed into an internationally-recognized event that continues to grow each season. What we love about this truly amazing event are the four pillars it stands by progress, business, expansion and identity. If you're thinking of attending this four day event get ready for an array of runways, awards, seminars and workshops for attendees.
September 4th to 6th, 2018
Toronto's biggest fashion event is back for SS19. As a leader in fashion, culture, and art, Toronto Fashion Week is partnering with RE\SET™ once again to showcase some of Canada's most coveted designers. Bringing what they've stated as "new and engaging experiences to the fashion community" this 3 day event in Yorkville Village will take attendees "through designer presentations, a designer showroom, live podcasts with special guests and much more."
Start-Up Fashion Week
October 15th-19th, 2018
Created in 2014 by founder Jodi Goodfellow, Startup Fashion Week™ is a one of a kind fashion event fusing together technology, innovation and of course, fashion. Since inception, Startup Fashion Week™ has aided numerous startups break into the industry and become successful entrepreneurs providing them with a space to make connections and showcase their own personal label/business to gain visibility and credibility. A great event for those getting started in the fashion scene.
Toronto Men's Fashion Week
October 21st-23rd, 2018
The biggest event dedicated to men's fashion makes a return late October. Toronto Men's Fashion Week or TOM* is a semi-annual event featuring cutting edge runway presentations, TOM* Talks, power brunches, industry meet n’ greets, trunk shows and showrooms. Featuring some of the biggest menswear designers in Canada including Mayer Man, Xian, Kollar Clothing, and Hip and Bone, it's a 3 day experience you don't want to miss.
October 23rd-25th, 2018
Known as the sister of Toronto Men's Fashion week, TFW emerged several years ago as an international platform for Canadian designers. Since inception it has become a fashion leader of forward initiatives, including Canada’s most impactful runway presentations, Showrooms, Pop up Shops, Emerging Designer Programs and industry panel discussions.