Two weeks ago we had the honour of hosting a coast-to-coast fashion show, in partnership with Westbank and CAFA, that featured five Canadian designers. The talented designers were: UNTTLD, Lucian Matis, Catherine Regehr, Paul Hardy, and Beth Richards.
Recently, Liz Guber from ELLE Canada published her recap on the extraordinary night. The article, highlights the rare opportunity the multi-brand fashion show provided for the designers to showcase their collections amongst fellow Canadian brands.
Canadian fashion is, for the most part, a city-by-city game. Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto all have their own fashion weeks (in some cases, more than one), local industries and distinct markets driven by lifestyle and climate differences—from a wealth of outerwear brands in Toronto and Montreal to an emphasis swim and activewear in Vancouver.
So what would happen if the country’s somewhat fragmented fashion talent was united under one roof? Vancouver development company Westbank decided to find out.