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Fashion and Sustainability: Fashion Revolution Week

4/24/2018
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April 2018 marks the 5th year of the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza. A massive garment factory in Bangladesh that shocked the world over with its appalling working conditions. Fashion Revolution is a global movement rooted in demanding transparency for the garment industry around labour conditions, fair wages and environmental impact. Kelly Drenann, founder of Fashion Takes Action, and its creative director and longest collaborator, Sarah Jay, discuss the broad strokes of fashion and...

Duration:00:33:28

Fashion and Gersha Phillips from Star Trek LIVE at Toronto Fashion Week

3/14/2018
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Fashion and Designing for the Future with Gersha Phillips, Costume Designer Star Trek Discovery - from pop culture and historical references to existing Star Fleet heritage to technological advances what does fashion look like in star date 2250.

Duration:00:43:30

Fashion and The Shape of Water LIVE at Toronto Fashion Week

2/27/2018
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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, a fairy tale of a 1960s janitor and her relationship with a sea-creature captured in the name of science experimentation, earned 13 Academy Award nominations and numerous accolades and awards including: Best Director and Best Score 2017 Golden Globes, BAFTA winner for Best Production Design, Best Original Music, Best Direction, AFI Film of the Year and more. Costume design incorporates intensive research, character development, garment construction...

Duration:00:32:48

Designer Spotlight: Jordan McKay of Hendrixroe

2/13/2018
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It was a chance encounter with a complete stranger that inspired Jordan Erin McKay to leave law school and follow her dreams to become a fashion designer. Inspired by the vintage rock & roll and old Hollywood glamour icons, Jimi Hendrix and Marilyn Monroe, HENDRIXROE embodies the epitome of “glamorous rocker couture” with close attention to construction, fabric and fine lines, combining an innovative and unique perspective on the affluent ...

Duration:00:41:28

Fashion and Pop Culture

12/12/2017
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Focusing on post WW II and the advent of the teenager as a distinct cultural force, fashion editor Odessa Paloma Parker and fashion academic Becky Halliday discuss select, key moments where fashion intersects with music, film and other culture forces for a broad stroked exploration of eager playmates - fashion and pop culture.

Duration:00:49:12

Designer Spotlight: Nikki Yassemi of Narces

11/21/2017
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Designer Spotlight episodes are the origin stories of fashion designers. What kind of kid were they growing up? What did they submit to design school? When did clothing and fashion start to be an important force in their life? Donna Bishop asks about them, not their collections. Nikki Yassemi is a Canadian, Austrian born, raised in Iran designer with a long family history of couture, dress making and visual arts. Her label Narces, which she runs with her husband Stefan.

Duration:00:40:07

The Arc of Luxury

11/7/2017
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There are a number of iconic luxury brands that have stood the test of time: Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Gucci to name a few. What do they have in common? What inventions influenced the growth and erosion of luxury fashion? Who has been bitten in the arse of expanding too fast? Nathalie Atkinson and Nicholas Mellamphy dissect the current arc of luxury fashion brands.

Duration:00:33:33

Counterfeit, Piracy and Knock-offs

10/17/2017
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The fashion industry is fraught with copy cats and big business legal battles. While the notion of IP (intellectual property) protection within fashion is a relatively modern notion, fashion and branding lawyer Ashlee Froese discusses why it is a critical issue to designers and consumers alike.

Duration:00:50:41

The Evolution of Online Luxury Shopping

10/10/2017
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In a relatively short time period, consumers have gone from having to visit a store to touch and feel an item in order to purchase it, to purchasing off a website, to purchasing pre-production through sites like Kickstarter. Christine Carlton, founder and CEO of The September, discusses the evolution of the luxury consumer.

Duration:00:38:40

Designer Spotlight: Evan Biddell

10/4/2017
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Designer Spotlight episodes are the origin stories of fashion designers. What kind of kid were they growing up? What did they submit to design school? When did clothing and fashion start to be an important force in their life? We talk about them, not their collections.

Duration:00:43:35

Fashion and Status

9/27/2017
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With a Masters from Polimoda, one of the top 10 fashion institutes in the world, Trend Forecaster Emily Miller Palmquist discusses the evolution of fashion as status and how what we wear holds more meaning than taste.

Duration:00:43:34

Who Makes the Trends?

9/20/2017
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Carly Stojsic, former Market Editor at Worth Global Style Network and internationally sought after Trend Forecaster, shares insights into how items become the “it thing” for a season and what exactly is a “trend” anyway. Carly is is known as being one of Canada’s...

Duration:00:52:17

Fashion and (just a few) Cities

9/13/2017
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Travel enthusiast, Toronto expert and founder/ editor-in-chief of the popular lifestyle blog She Does the City, Jen McNeely discusses the relationship between fashion and the cities we live in. Weather and personal style may not be the only thing influencing the clothes you put on in the morning.

Duration:00:36:41

Dressing Celebrities

9/6/2017
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Gail McInnes, founder of the celebrity showroom The Stylist Box, shares anecdotes of helping celebrities find the ideal outfit, discusses the history of and key moments on the red carpet and why we love it so much. Gail has worked in the fashion industry for over twenty years with a focus on managing and promoting entrepreneurs and performers.

Duration:00:38:05

The Democratization of Fashion

8/30/2017
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Celebrity stylist Alexis Honce and Fashion Editor of The Kit Jillian Vieira discuss how fashion has moved from the domain of the very rich and the famous to an all access industry and why 1988 was such an influential year.

Duration:00:28:10

Why Does Fashion Matter?

8/23/2017
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Think it is all fluff? Think again. Executive Director of the world renown Toronto Fashion Incubator Susan Langdon and acclaimed fashion designer David Dixon talk why fashion is an industry not to be over looked or under valued.

Duration:00:34:31

When Fashion Changed My Life

7/14/2017
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Fashion insiders Glen Baxter and Lisa Tant share personal stories of when fashion changed their lives from early childhood through their professional lives at Fashion Television, international fashion weeks, Flare Magazine, luxury retailer Holt Renfrew and more.

Duration:00:39:39

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