To culminate a five-month student fashion program presented by the PACT Urban Peace Program, the Toronto District School Board and sewing studio The Make Den, Youth Love Fashion will see talented youth designers showcase garments they designed for the women who inspire them, modeled by the women who inspire them.
The event will feature family-friendly food and drink, live music by youth musicians, interactive art, fashion, hair and makeup installations and a “runway walk-off” competition hosted by drag queen Tynomi Banks.
Saturday October 18, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Runway presentations begin at 3:00 pm.
InterContinental Toronto Centre’s Azure restaurant. 225 Front Street, Toronto M5V 2X3.
Tickets: $5.00 for kids and $10.00 for adults, with net proceeds going to the youth designers’ charities of choice. Tickets
Tickets Available Online at
or In Person at
The Make Den – 1244 Bloor Street West
A celebration of Canadian fashion for all ages, Youth Love Fashion will unite youth and their families, politicians, local celebrities and youth-focused agencies and community partners to shine a spotlight on 11 talented student designers who have overcome adversity – from blindness to bullying to financial hardship – and honed their skills during a free five-month student fashion program.
“This event and the program it culminates eloquently addresses a need that’s not being met in the fashion community – a focus on young, emerging talent. It’s so important to encourage and nurture these students, and to celebrate Canadian fashion in a fun and family-friendly way,” says Kyle Kofsky, PRODUCT-Toronto Magazine publisher, organizer and co-host of Youth Love Fashion.
The PACT Urban Peace Program, the Toronto District School Board and sewing studio The Make Den recruited passionate aspiring designers in May 2014 who were required to submit illustrations and an essay in order to apply for the program.
Enrolled students participated in intense sewing, pattern making, event production and management workshops at The Make Den over five months, and will showcase the garments they designed during Youth Love Fashion.
Youth were asked to design dresses for women who inspire them, and the dresses will be modeled by these role models – including mayoral candidate Olivia Chow and The Honourable Jean Augustine among others.
InterContinental Toronto Centre