World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall 2012

Media Alert: Thursday, March 15

March 14th, 2012 — Toronto ON — World MasterCard Fashion Week Events for Thursday, March 15:

Contact: Lindsay Singer (, Rachel Walters (, Faulhaber Public Relations Inc. 416.504.0768
- ASHTIANI by Golnaz Ashtiani brings a sophisticated perspective of haute design to World MasterCard Fashion Week. Using luxurious winter fabrics including heavy textured wool, mohair and patent leather, ASHTIANI incorporates a fresh winter colour palette of icy blues and grays combined with an aesthetic of European historical influences. Ashtiani was named the winner of Toronto Fashion Incubators: New Labels Competition for her spring/summer 2012 collection.
Celebrity/notable guests expected: Rosey Edeh (ET Canada), CBC cast of Insecurity’s Grace Lynn Kung and Matt MacFadzean

TRIARCHY: Studio (4:00 PM)
Contact: Seema Dhillon, Showroom PR ( 604.783.0324
- At Triarchy, we keep our hearts in the past, but our eyes firmly fixed on the future of denim. That’s the essence of our fall/winter 2012 collection: modernizing the classics. We start by taking vintage silhouettes and recreating them with modern fabrics whose stretch and forgiveness allow for a perfect blend of style and comfort. For men, our core styles stay strong with dark indigo and medium washes. Paying homage to our custom-motorbike background, we’ve applied a leather wash for just the right amount of rebel edge. For the Triarchy woman, this season is all about the high-waisted skinny jean. It’s sexy, flattering, available in a spectacular array of deep fall hues and the perfect addition to our existing core styles. The bold colours will make you want to try them on, but the comfort will keep you from ever wanting to take them off. Wait ’til you see them in a gradient wash, Triarchy’s take on printed denim. It’s jeans, and then some. Finally, we experimented with metallics until we found what we loved. For more, you’ll have to see the show!

CAITLIN POWER: Studio (5:00 PM)
Contact: Lindsay Singer (, Rachel Walters (, Faulhaber Public Relations Inc. 416.504.0768
- Calgary-born designer, Caitlin Power returns to the World MasterCard Fashion Week tents to present her fall/winter 2012 collection. Power’s strong aesthetic shows though her structured tailoring with geometric shapes and architectural details. Her latest spring/summer 2012 collection, Primal Futurism, displayed as part of Toronto Fashion Incubators: New Labels Competition, solidified her name in the Canadian fashion industry.
Celebrity/notable guests expected: So You Think You Can Dance? finalist Tamina Pollack-Paris, CBC cast of InSecurity’s Grace Lynn Kung and Matt MacFadzean

RUDSAK: Runway (6:00 PM)
Contact: Christina Walters-Arseneau, rock-it promotions ( 416.656.0707 ext. 107
- Rudsak is well-established as one of Canada’s leading leather fashion brands for men and women. Expect black- and cohiba-coloured pieces to dominate the runway with Rudsak’s full line of outerwear, footwear, handbags and accessories for men and women that are strongly influenced by the forest. The outerwear collection features lightweight, slim-fitting leather jackets for early autumn; modern transitional coats with sleek leather and fur accents extending from collars to cover the shoulders, mid-back and sleeves; and puffer jackets in leather and nylon with tone-on-tone contrasting, asymmetrical front-zip closures and fur-lined hoods.
Celebrity/notable guests expected: Melissa Grelo (CP24), Meghan Heffern (actor), Stacey McKenzie (model), Keshia Chante (singer), Tara Spencer-Nairn (actor), Donisha Prendergast (Bob Marley’s grandaughter), Matt Black, Joe Eppele and Mike Bradwell (Toronto Argonauts), Aislinn Paul (actor, Degrassi), Alicia Josipovic (actor, Degrassi), Melinda Shankar (actor, Degrassi), Jacqui Skeete (host, Cosmo TV)

Contact: Jesse Green, ( 647.641.0712
- Developed by Greta Constantine designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong in October 2009, Ezra Constantine is a collection of ready-to-wear menswear based in Toronto, Canada. The design duo's pieces challenge the traditional notions of menswear with the same contemporary boldness that has made their womenswear collection, Greta Constantine, a tremendous success. In doing so, Ezra Constantine has lured a male clientele that longs for garments that bridge the worlds of fashion and utility.

PINK TARTAN: Runway (8:00 PM)
Contact: Anita Matte, ASC Public Relations, 416.845.3235
Celebrity/notable guests expected: Kreesha Turner, Keisha Chante, DRU

DAVID DIXON: Runway (9:00 PM)
Contact: David Dixon ( 905.501.9446

- Noted fashion personality Jeanne Beker, and Robin Kay, Executive Director of World MasterCard Fashion Week and President of the Fashion Design Council of Canada, will announce the newly selected Group of Seven Fashion Designers. The Group of Seven Fashion Designers’ creations will be showcased at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection on Saturday, June 16, at Fashion as Art: Exposed!, a unique fundraising event in support of the McMichael that highlights the fusion of art and fashion.

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Press Contacts:

FDCC or Robin Kay press inquiries:

rock-it promotions Debra Goldblatt
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,

U.S. Office

IMG Fashion Andrew Serrano
PR Manager
Tel: 212.774.4437