Earlier this week Toronto’s fashion community gathered at the AGO for the 10th Annual White Cashmere Collection’s runway debut, hosted by CTV Canada AM’s Beverly Thomson. This year, the event was the biggest it’s ever been, showcasing the fabulous collections of twenty returning and emerging designers, whilst supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s vision of designing a future without breast cancer.
The featured collections were crafted purely from Cashmere Bathroom Tissue by designers Marie Saint Pierre, David Dixon, Lucian Matis, Paul Hardy, VAWK by Sunny Fong, Joseph Helmer, Hoax Couture by Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell, Comrags by Joyce Gunhouse and Judy Cornish, Anastasia Lomonova, Rita Tesolin, Rod Philpott, Christopher Paunil, Carlie Wong, Jason Matlo, David Dunkley Fine Millinery, L’Autre Couture by Luko Marion, MICALLA by Camilla Jørgensen, DylaniumKnits by Dylan Uscher, DUY by Dan Nguyen, and last but certainly not least the incredible curator Farley Chatto—an FW favourite. We couldn’t get enough of these creatively designed garments, many of which were adorned with beautiful Swarovski crystals which added a certain level of cache.
Notable names walked the runway including Quebec fashion blogger and breast cancer survivor, Lolitta Dandoy, as well as famed model Stacey McKenzie—who’s strut brought applause and cheer from the audience.
Want to get involved and do your part to support the cause? Here are two easy ways:
1. Check out the collection and choose your favourite design. Next, head on over to Facebook.com/Cashmere and join Cashmere’s Vote Couture for the Cure initiative where you can cast your vote. Cashmere will be donating one dollar per vote to the Foundation in the winning designer’s name.
2. Twenty five cents from every sale of limited-edition Pink Cashmere tissue paper goes directly to the Foundation, from now through October, otherwise known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.