Noticing a lack of Canadian designers being sported by celebrities on the red carpet at TIFF, Gail McInnes dreamt up the concept for Stylist Box, an exclusive fashion showroom stocked with clothing and accessories from homegrown designers that stylists can pull for celebrity appearances.
With House of Anesi, Leen Al-Taher, Jacob John and Stephania Stefanakou have set out to prove that something as simple as a bra can be completely re-engineered. Using performance technology and smart materials, the trio has designed a bra that adapts to women’s breasts as they change in shape and size.
When Jasmine Swimmer started fashioning bowties out of leftover silk at the tailor where she apprenticed, she had no idea it would some day materialize into an accessory business. Amidst the ups and downs of thriving in Toronto’s fashion industry, BHF Empire is eking out its own, unconventional, way forward.