- Kristopher Fraser |
Toronto Fashion Week's bi-annual event will be going on hiatus, leaving many Canadian designers without anywhere to showcase their latest collections. This comes as a surprise, as the event would typically start taking place in a few weeks.
“In order to best support the needs of the fashion community here in Canada, we’ve made the very difficult decision to pause production of our bi-annual event in order to rethink the platform and focus on how best to engage the industry, support designers and resonate with consumers across the country,” TFW said, in a post on Facebook. "We remain steadfast in our resolve to continue to passionately support the Toronto community and champion the Canadian industry overall, as well as nurture the relationships we have built and maintained since the inception of Toronto Fashion Week, twenty years ago.”
Although designers were surprised that the announcement came when the event was expected to start so soon, Toronto Fashion Week has not been without its problems. Ever since IMG pulled their sponsorship in 2016 due to lack of local support, the event has struggled to find any serious footing and attract major press. TFW has not made any announcement over whether or not it will come back in the fall.