"We're all beautiful in our own way, in our own skin tone, colour, whatever that is."
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Clothing is power. Your carefully selected (or mindlessly thrown on) ensemble goes hand in hand with the industries that provide them. Industries that, in many countries around the world, are supported by the governments above them. Canadian designers need to be backed by a council that will promote the industry as an art form worth fighting for.
One of the main issues that the Canadian fashion industry has is division. The industry lacks unifying support between all major fashion cities in Canada. All cities must come together and within each city to have unity and support within ourselves. The industry is in need of something that breaks the vicious cycle of division and unites us all.
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In 2013, Montreal said goodbye to its fashion week. In 2014, Ottawa did the same, and now a little over a month ago, Toronto has officially followed suit. How much longer are we going to wait for Vancouver to shut down their respective fashion week? But more importantly, how much longer are we going to allow our Canadian fashion industry to continue collapsing?
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A look into the men’s-only event and if it's beneficial to Toronto’s fashion community.
Traditionally a fashion show is supposed to be for buyers to place orders and for editors to narrow down the countless number of runway looks into X key trends for the season. Neither of those things occur at Toronto Fashion Week anymore. In order to maximize the potential of this event, changes need to be made.
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