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Upcoming Fashion Events in Toronto & GTA

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Jacqueline Gubiani

If you’re looking for fashion events to attend this summer and early fall, the city and surrounding area have plenty of options. From new trends to vintage gems, here below are must-attend fashion events coming up in Toronto and the GTA.

August 10: Toronto’s Fashion Photowalk 2019

Fashion photowalk aims to bring the local fashion community together. Taking place in High Park, this year’s group setting will focus on the relationship between city bloggers and photographers. Both groups will use their images and creativity to create a visual context for non-commercial use.

If you’re a local blogger or photographer, don’t hesitate to sign up and expand your skills.

August 11: Mode Accessories

Think of every accessory you can—you’ll find it here. Canada’s largest trade show is dedicated to fashion accessories and apparel, and importers, retailers, and wholesalers will all be here showcasing their goods.

It is a trade show, which means it’s only open to businesses, but local stores will find the show good exposure for business and can use their presence as a networking opportunity.

August 18: Toronto Shoe Show

Calling all shoe aficionados: This three-day event at the Toronto Congress Centre features over 650 brands of shoes from a variety of multinational companies and materials for purchase. The show cross-pollinates the European footwear trade with volume, where buyers can purchase raw materials and discuss trends with professionals in the same industry. 

Unfortunately, like Mode Accessories above, the general public will have to sit this one out. This event is for Canadian retailers only.

September 3-6: Toronto Fashion Week S/S10

Toronto fashion week is a biannual event that blends fashion, art, and culture in the chic Yorkville neighbourhood. Attend fashion talks, shows, and visit designer showrooms, where you can engage with local and global designers, entrepreneurs, and models in the fashion community.

While this year’s schedule is not yet announced, the new lineup and venues make this event one not to be missed.

September 7: Ultimate Fashion Battle

This event brings a who’s who of the industry—designers, stylists, makeup artists, and models—together to create their best work in a timed fashion, where the winner will be crowned by expert industry members. Audience members get to rotate through each station, watching creative brains at work and seeing each artist’s vision come to life.

The event also highlights positive body image and community while giving a platform to those in the industry.

September 10: FashionTech Toronto

FashionTech returns to the Design Exchange building to provide industry professionals with the latest developments and evolutions in the city’s technological, retail, and beauty fields. The fashion tech industry is growing in Canada.

Discover which companies are disrupting the industry, attend talks by industry leaders, and explore the expo.

September 28-29: Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

Shop the city’s best vintage shops all under one roof at Canada’s largest vintage clothing sale. The fall edition of this show features local vendors selling clothing and accessories spanning the 20s up to the 80s.

It’s happening all weekend long, and you never know what used designer clothes you’ll find.

What fashion events are you excited for? Let us know in the comments!

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