- Kristopher Fraser |
Toronto Fashion Week is attempting to increase its notoriety. This year internationally renowned fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier will be leading an "In Conversation" panel discussion with special guest host, Derek Blasberg, deputy editor of Vanity Fair and host of CNN Style on CNN International.
Toronto Fashion Week will be taking place on September 5, 6 and 7 in the city's Yorkville neighborhood.
In addition, Toronto Fashion Week will also be hosting a screening of Franca: Chaos and Creation that will be attended by the film's director, Francesco Carrozzini. Carrozzini provides viewers with an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia in the film, delving into her creative process as well as her vulnerabilities both past and present. Sozzani passed away earlier this year after a yearlong illness.
With major headliners coming into play, Toronto Fashion Week's designers are looking to get more attention from press and buyers than before.
Designers that have already been announced for the three day event include Pink Tartan, UNTTLD, Lucian Matis and Bustle, with more designers to be announced in the coming weeks.
This season, some designers are opting to experiment with see-now-buy-now.