Demise of a fashion week
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.