Dare To Wear Love - World MasterCard Fashion Week – The Tent at David Pecault Square – March 16, 2012
The Closing Night Gala of World MasterCard Fashion Week celebrates the fashion design community’s talents and commitment to social justice.
Dare To Wear Love is a high energy, massively entertaining show featuring gorgeous one of a kind fashions by Canadian designers, celebrity models, musicians and dancers.
Presented by Hoax Couture, BMO Financial Group and the FDCC, the event raises funds and awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation: Using The Power of Fashion for Good.
THE STEPHEN LEWIS FOUNDATION puts money directly into the hands of grassroots organizations in Africa that are turning the tide on the AIDS pandemic in ways that are innovative, sophisticated and impactful.
DARE TO WEAR LOVE is the creation of Hoax Couture designers and founders, Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle. Inspired by the resilience of African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS, Jim and Chris invited twenty-five of Canada’s top fashion designers to take part in Dare To Wear Love by showcasing an outfit made with 6 yards of African fabric.
Dare To Wear Love at World MasterCard Fashion Week.
Lida Baday, Brian Bailey, David Dixon, Paul Hardy, Greta Constantine, Izzy Camilleri, Adrian Wu, Rod Philpott for Shkank INC., Hoax Couture, Linda Lundstrom, Farley Chatto, Aileen Ng for Avioanni, Kingi Carpenter for Peach Berserk, Zoran Dobric, Cydelic by Choryin, Marty Rotman, Lovas by Wesley Badanjnak, Ines DiSanto, Rory Lindo and Kelly Freedman for Damzels in This Dress, Pat McDonagh, Pam Chorley for Fashion Crimes, Jason Meyers, Thomas Chung, Tina Ou
World MasterCard Fashion Week or WMCFW, formerly known as LG Fashion Week is an event held in Toronto, Canada in March (for fall/winter collections) and in October (for spring/summer collections). It is the biggest fashion week held in Canada and it is the second largest fashion week in North America after New York.
Photography by Jason Hargrove
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