Fashion, like any great art form, is constantly evolving. With each passing season, new styles emerge, introducing the industry to cuts and colours, as well as fresh fabrics and faces.
Whether it’s a bright new shade that shakes up the runway or a hot new designer taking his first bow, the fashion world is always hungry for change and excitement. And what better way to celebrate change than with the next generation of designers, models, retailers and tastemakers?
HOLR proudly partnered with Humber College’s Business and Fashion programs to support their most recent endeavour, Haute Humber – a student-organized fashion show that showcases Canadian designers, models and entertainment. The show is a celebration quite literally from head to toe with hairstyling by Donato Salon and Spa to shoes provided by Taneish Leslie of Elle Forgiatto. The show itself featured 7 Canadian designers: Joseph Tassoni, Xian, Angela Demontigny, Strauss, Medjy-MeMe Collection, Rhowan James, and Christopher Paunil.
The show was a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on some incredible Canadian talent, both seasoned and fresh. TOM* Fashion Week darlings like Joseph Tassoni, and Xian are no strangers to the spotlight. Tassoni made headlines in past years for campaigns with Paul Mason, Toronto’s infamous “Fashion Santa.” Tassoni’s Canada 150 collection showcases the many faces of Canada unified under one nation through the different shades of red.
Rhowan James was a great addition to the group as the winner of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer of the Year. His unique embellishments and details beautifully elevate traditional menswear pieces like double-breasted jackets and classic bombers.
The two female designers on the bill, Angela Demontigny and Mezilus Medjy of MeMeCollections had unique stories of their own. Angela was the show’s only Indigenous designer, describing her designs as Indigenous Luxury. Her pieces are incredibly unique and lush with rich fabrics and textures.
Mezilus Medjy was undoubtedly the freshest face of the evening. A recent Humber graduate herself, Mezilus debuted MeMe Collection’s SS18 collection in familiar territory with attention-grabbing prints.
HOLR is happy to support Canadian fashion initiatives, especially when organized and executing by today’s youth. Haute Humber wonderfully incorporated key aspects of Canadian culture and style while keeping the event tasteful and modern. Congratulations to this year’s student organizers for a tasteful and chic evening. We hope to see more of you and your work in the fashion industry in the future. For more details about Haute Humber, click here.