Demise of a fash­ion week

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety -

It’s hard to keep a tab on the mul­ti­tude of fash­ion weeks across the globe. But, it’s safe to say that the busi­ness of fash­ion re­fuses to bow down.. or does it? The lat­est in news is that Toronto Fash­ion Week, which has been putting up a show since 2012, is now no more, to the sheer sur­prise of those in the fash biz. IMG Canada or­gan­ised the bi-an­nual show­case, which was ear­lier pro­duced by Fash­ion De­sign Coun­cil of Canada, a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion. “As we con­tinue to evolve our port­fo­lio of fash­ion events around the world, we’ve made the de­ci­sion to no longer pro­duce Toronto Fash­ion Week. “We’re sad to be mov­ing on, but think it’s the right de­ci­sion and the right time to make it,’’ Cather­ine Ben­nett from the cur­rent or­gan­is­ers said in an in­ter­view to The Cana­dian Press.

Lisa Tant, a known voice in the Cana­dian fash­ion scene, tweeted: “Sad to hear that IMG is quit­ting Toronto Fash­ion Week,” while blog­ger Syed So­hail (@Thep­repguy) wrote: “Lit­er­ally shocked that #Toron­toFash­ionWeek is be­ing can­celled.”

Or­gan­is­ers cited to the me­dia that the lack of lo­cal sup­port and spon­sor­ship led to the de­ci­sion.

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