1. LG Fashion Week
After four seasons at Nathan Phillips Square, the Fashion Design Council of Canada moved to King Street West for the presentation of the spring 2010 collections in October. The shows take place in the spring and fall. The next event runs March 28 to April 1.
2. T.F.I. New Labels
Barbie is sponsoring Toronto Fashion Incubator’s 17th annual New Labels competition in 2010. The winner of the six-month contest will be announced at the Elle Canada Gala at the Carlu on April 24.
3. Buy Design
The sixth annual gala for the Windfall Clothing Service drew 450 guests to the Fermenting Cellar in April 2009 for a space-themed event promoted on Twitter by a character named BuyBarella. The 2010 benefit, dubbed the Spring Social, will take on a “Dirty ’30s” theme at the Fermenting Cellar on April 10.
4. P&G Beauty Awards
The inaugural awards, held at the Carlu on October 29 and hosted by actress Nia Vardalos, recognized talent in the Canadian beauty, grooming, and fashion industry with awards in 12 categories, including best magazine cover and hair stylist of the year. Details for the 2010 event, sponsored by Procter & Gamble, were unavailable at press time.
5. Mode Accessories Show
More than 600 exhibitors showcased their spring/summer collections at the Doubletree by Hilton from January 31 to February 2. Show producer Two Plus One Group Inc. will host the fall show at the same venue from August 8 to 10 and a winter show at the International Centre on October 3 and 4.