World MasterCard Fashion Week kicks off today in Toronto and the city’s finest and most fashionable are ready to go, armed with their ever-so-fabulous outfits all perfectly planned for the week. Between the shows, they can be found Instagraming, mingling and sipping Kim Crawford— the official wine of World MasterCard Fashion Week— at the tents. This beloved wine among the young professional (YP) set is fresh on the heels of their best season to date. New Zealand’s Marlborough region experienced sublime weather and growing conditions last year, resulting in their most vibrant wine yet, producing their 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay, as well as their 2013 Vintage of a Lifetime.
To celebrate, Kim Crawford raised a glass to the 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay and to 10 Canadians in the fashion industry (naturally) who’ve had a notable year, often pursuing unconventional approaches, taking risks along the way and welcoming the creative and unordinary. Below are the familiar young Canadians, as selected by Kim Crawford, who have made a mark on the fashion industry and have had their own Vintage of a Lifetime…
Editor-in-Chief, FLARE Magazine
After building his career as a mainstay behind the Globe and Mail’s Globe Style Advisor and Glow Magazine, Cameron’s fresh fashion perspective brings him to FLARE Magazine where he will lead the team as Editor-in-Chief.
Stephanie Mark + Erin Kleinberg
In 2013, Stephanie and Erin had a landmark year as they gained global recognition for The Coveteur’s unique behind-the-scenes look at fashion’s most infuential leaders and brands.
Editor-in-Chief, Chatelaine Magazine
Karine’s self-made path has led her to become Editor-in-Chief at Chatelaine Magazine after a long tenure at Today’s Parent Magazine. She first made a name for herself moving up the ranks at Fashion18, The Knot and at Harper’s Bazaar in NYC.
CAFA Award Winner
Jeremy’s design aesthetic has helped him garner international recognition. In 2013 he won Womenswear Designer of the Year at The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards. He presents his collection as part of New York Fashion Week each season, yet he remains true to his roots with a studio here in Toronto.
Sharon Ng Hayes
Backseat Stylers has grown to be the one of the biggest fashion blogs in Canada. Their eclectic mix of content with a Canadian focus keeps them in the spotlight. In 2013 Sharon was recognized with the P&G Beauty and Grooming Award.
FLARE Magazine, Fashion Director
Tiyana built her reputation as a fashion authority in Canada by leading The Globe and Mail’s fashion section through a groundbreaking transformation. Her award-winning work on Globe Style Advisor, coverage of New York Fashion Week, and time spent on various judging panels, have made her a go-to source. In 2013 she made the big move to FLARE Magazine, where she is now the Fashion Director.
FASHIONMagazine.com, Executive Online Editor
As Executive Online Editor, Randi lead FASHION Magazine to be the Winner of Best Beauty or Fashion Magazine at the P&G Awards in 2013. Randi is always in the know by covering a varied mix of fashion events internationally and locally in Toronto.
Blogger and Designer
Stephanie is a Canadian-based graphic designer who earned serious clout this year when she partnered with Indigo for an ongoing print collection. Her blog is loved and favoured by style and decor experts, her 33,000 Instagram followers, and publications worldwide.
Stefania has taken Textstyles from street style to fashion month since its start in 2008. Her do-it-yourself attitude has helped her make anything possible and grow Textstyles into a recognized blog within Canada. She can be found checking out new looks at New York and Milan fashion week but still loves snapping photos of her street style trends right here in Canada.
Fashion Editor, The Globe and Mail
Andrew has taken the leap from NOW Toronto to lead the Style Team at The Globe and Mail as Fashion Editor. At NOW Magazine, he covered Toronto’s style beat. Andrew has contributed his Canadian perspective on fashion for Men’s FASHION, FLARE, The National Post and Toronto Star.
There you have it. If you see any of these faces around throughout the week, don’t forget to congratulate them on their notable designation.
See you at the tents!
#LYNL | (Live Your Notable Life)