Marisa Minicucci, the designer behind the brand, is a brilliant woman. She understands women’s fashion and what women look for when searching for the perfect outfit. I was lucky enough to see her FW 16 collection at Toronto Fashion Week, and was obsessed with every single coat that came down that runway. I needed to have them ALL.
We don’t give enough credit to our Canadian designers these days. Who are incredible, by the way. I was in shock and a bit heartbroken when the news of Toronto Fashion Week being canceled, came out. I have been attending fashion week for many, many years, and it was sad to hear that there was a lack of financial support.
Do we not believe in Canadian fashion anymore?
Certainly, with designers such as Marisa Minicucci, David Dixon, Lucian Matis, Joe Mimran (just to name a few of my favourites) we MUST still believe in Canadian fashion. No? Their brilliant work needs to be seen, showcased, published, photographed, blogged about.
It’s important to support our local artists as much as we can. We need to realize the economic importance of reviving and rebuilding our local fashion industry. The last thing we want is for our designers to leave us for perhaps another country because we’re not supporting them enough.
I was THRILLED to hear that Toronto Fashion Week is coming back! Peter Freed of Freed Developments, has bought Fashion Week, and is coming back with something bigger and better. This actually makes me very happy. Not only does this show that we still DO care about Canadian fashion, but also that we’re a trendy city, and can’t do without a fashion week.