Calling all fashion designers, bloggers, enthusiasts and those who just simply support us fashion heads. As we all know the big nation in which we reside in, once had many fashion outlets for up and coming fashion designers known as fashion week. Fashion week was found in the four major cities in Canada; Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver (along with Western Canada fashion week and Atlantic fashion week).
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?
Canadian fashion designers may be one of the most devalued and unsupported workers in this country. From unpromising support, small market (something we can’t control unfortunately) and an unestablished industry. If we as Canadian fashion enthusiasts would like to put an end to this misfortune and fight for the rights of our careers and industry, it is time we put our foot down. Too many of us are taking this industry too lightly and as a hobby – fashion is not to be taken lightly.
Fashion is an art, fashion is culture, fashion is an identity, fashion is a multi-million dollar business around the world – fashion is what many need in order to survive. We need to start educating ourselves on the history of this industry and seeing how the four fashion capitals (New York, London, Milan and Paris) came to be and save our industry.