Last week I had the pleasure of attending the prestigious Escape the Runway Event which celebrated Canadian Fashion in all its glory show casting collections from award winning and notable designers from across the country.
Allysandra Cervantes for Atelier Guarin
A citizen's advocacy group has recently called Sophie Grégoire Trudeau out for accepting gifts and loans of clothing from Canadian fashion labels, deeming her "for sale" for daring to wear support for our country's industry on her sleeve. I can see how gifts and loans can make for some bad optics, even if the role of prime minister's wife has little real political oomph behind it. However, in a world where few powerful individuals direct their influence toward social good like Grégoire Trudeau does, Democracy Watch's threadbare argument seems to be more about populist-pleasing celebrity shaming than hypothetical conflicts of interests.
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Introducing Canadian label Atelier Guarin's fall/winter 2016 collection.
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"I deal with professionals in the fashion industry every day and there is a common theme: they need more funding."
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Making our country proud!
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