World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall 2012

Media Alert: Wednesday, March 14

March 13th, 2012 — Toronto ON — World MasterCard Fashion Week Events for Wednesday, March 14:

EVA CHEN: Studio (3:00 PM)
Contact: Veronica Wong, oy&co ( 604.938.5938
- EVA CHEN, an up-and-coming classic womenswear designer, makes her Toronto debut this season at World MasterCard Fashion Week. This popular Vancouver designer has a diverse range of exposure in the global community. This season, she launches "Elegance," a collection celebrating the woman's form and architectural surroundings; a romantic union of nude, burgundy, dark green and black with accents of gold. This is one collection that gets women excited and inspired about her clothing.
Celebrities/notable guests expected: Jeanne Beker, Glen Baxter, Kreesha Turner, Angie Smith, Ron Ruiz

VAWK: Runway (4:00 PM)
Contact: Jentzen Brown, VAWK ( 416.884.1554
- VAWK is a luxury womenswear label designed and handcrafted in Canada by Creative Director Sunny Fong. Known for a design style that is as innovative as it is sophisticated, VAWK is coveted for its signature feminine silhouettes. Every garment embodies the masterful tailoring and exquisite hand detailing that has become synonymous with the brand. This season also marks the debut of VAWK's sister collection, VAWKKIN, inspired by menswear with feminine touches and designed for the working woman.
Celebrities/notable guests expected: Kreesha Turner, Quinton Ward, Jeanne Beker

CARA CHEUNG: Studio (5:00 PM)
Contact: Kate Mullin, The Fashion Collective ( 647.268.4787
- Cara Cheung’s line of modern evening wear is inspired by technological structure versus natural movement. It uses fabrics such as silks, chiffons, leather textures and metallics for a look that is futuristic, exotic and mysterious.
Celebrities/notable guests expected: Ainsley Kerr

LINE: Runway (6:00 PM)
Contact: Ashley MacIntyre, MacIntyre Communications ( 647.200.9135
- Returning to the spotlight of World MasterCard Fashion Week is none other than homegrown LINE Knitwear designers, John Muscat and Jennifer Wells. This season the talented duo are about to take us on a new journey comprised of artisan roots and handcrafted knits, deep hues, clean lines and edgy detailing with their newest collection "RUSTIC REMIX."
Celebrities/notable guests expected: Kreesha Turner, Keshia Chante, Fefe Dobson, Jully Black

BUSTLE: Runway (7:00 PM)
Contact: Amanda Connell ( 416.703.2745
- This season, Bustle draws inspiration from the Calgary Stampede, specifically this year's Stampede Centennial. Not surprisingly, fall 2012 is heavier than ever on denim and leather fabrics, which materialize in a variety of pieces and washes, alongside Bustle's luxe corduroys and wools. While the Bustle Stampede collection is clearly inspired by Western heritage, the colours, fabrics and pieces themselves are current, urban and wearable; they are also unmistakeably Bustle.
Celebrities/notable guests expected: Kreesha Turner, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Paul Alexander, Wilder Weir

MÉLISSA NEPTON: Runway (8:00 PM)
Contact: Caroline Dubé, LUXINE Public Relations ( 514.239.3956
- Renowned and acknowledged for her accessible sophistication, her study in movement and her signature sense of fluidity, Mélissa Nepton’s designs forever cast an aura of mysterious sensuality. This season, the ethereal nomad makes her way under the cold blue moon of winter, bundled up in subtle silk dresses, woven neck tunics and wrapping coats upon which textures, fibres and natural threads help create a web of human warmth.
Celebrity/notable guests expected: Kreesha Turner, Alicia Josipovic, Bree Wasylenko (So You Think You Can Dance Canada), Mike Bradwell, Tristan Black (Toronto Argonauts)

JOE FRESH®: Runway (9:00 PM)
Contact: Alexander Thomson (
- This season’s runway collection features key trends and silhouettes from the Joe Fresh fall/winter collection, including rich colour, luxurious texture and bold pattern. Deep reds, royal blues and rich mustards are prominently featured on sophisticated tweeds, lush silks and soft leathers which are offset by bold uses of chevron and houndstooth patterns. Colour blocking, peplums, long skirts and cropped jackets fuel the refined ‘60s vibe of the collection.

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FDCC or Robin Kay press inquiries:

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Office: 416.656.0707 ext. 101
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Contact Information: Fashion Design Council of Canada:
Robin Kay, Executive Director, World MasterCard Fashion Week; President, FDCC
Carolyn Quinn, Associate Producer, World MasterCard Fashion Week,

Sam Galet, Sponsorship Inquiries,

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IMG Fashion Andrew Serrano
PR Manager
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