White Cashmere Collection 2017 Discovers 16 Brilliant New Canadian Fashion Designers to Celebrate #Canada150
#Cashmere17 reveals 16 top finalists in national fashion design competition to support the breast cancer cause
Canada’s next top fashion designers will take to the runway at the White Cashmere Collection™ 2017 this September at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Part of Cashmere Bathroom Tissue’s annual awareness-and-fundraising support for the breast cancer cause, this year’s collection will uncover Canada’s fashion designers of tomorrow.
More than 150 students from 11 design schools across Canada took part in the design challenge and sixteen finalists have been selected to present their magnificent Cashmere Bathroom Tissue couture creations. The collection, themed #Canada150 unites the luxurious softness of Cashmere Bathroom Tissue with Canadian fashion designers in support of breast cancer efforts.
Judging Canada’s Next Gen Designers
Three #Cashmere17 finalists will be selected to receive Cashmere fashion bursaries to fuel their fashion design dreams (First prize $4,000, Second $2,000 and Third $1,000). Judges include philanthropist Suzanne Rogers; Leading fashion designer and Cashmere Alum David Dixon; Susan Langdon, Executive Director, Toronto Fashion Incubator; Jeff Rustia, Founder and Executive Director, Toronto Woman’s Fashion Week and Toronto Men’s Fashion Week; and Lolitta Dandoy, famed Quebec blogger and breast cancer survivor. Canadian fashion designer Farley Chatto, who has been with the collection since 2004, returns as Artistic Director this year.