Threads 2018 – annual year-end fashion show presented by George Brown College’s School of Fashion graduates.
On May 1st, 2018, Artscape Wychwood Barns was home to an incredible night of style, talent, and creativity. The name of this year’s fashion show was “Fleur-ISH” referring to the successful future of our fashion graduates and the ‘flourishing’ fashion careers that lie ahead of them.
George Brown College doesn’t simply teach fashion, it truly invests in the society and the community we all live in. Sustainable fashion production and green living has been an overarching theme of Threads 2018. We could see the topic woven all throughout the event from the morning speakers, to industry participants, to the garments represented on the runway. “We are proud to see our graduates coming out of our fashion programs with a passion for making our world a little better and eager to change the notion of overconsumption, unfair working conditions, and responsible use of resources in the fashion industry. George Brown is looking forward to the future of the fashion industry in Canada and worldwide and is excited to contribute with our own FX Fashion Exchange – a hub that provides resources for fashion enthusiasts and invests in research, mentorship and community development.” – Rosa Fracassa, Chair, School of Fashion Studies.
Threads 2018 ran from morning to late evening with an inspiring speaker series on sustainable fashion production, ‘Studio’ – student portfolio presentations, ‘Fashionworks’ – a networking event with the industry, the Student Awards, and, of course, the Fashion Show. Participants got a chance to see all the effort students have put into their designs, learn more about garment production and new advancements in the fashion industry. In addition to presenting their own works, students were able to get to know some of the fashion industry pioneers, meet successful George Brown College’s graduates and get inspired by getting closer to the real world of fashion. A great number of students were recognized for their outstanding achievements and contribution to fashion design, management and business.
The pinnacle of the day was, the runway show with over 120 looks presented! The different characters and styles that George Brown graduates bring to their work were beautifully on display during the show with designs including upcycled garments, streetwear, business attire, evening wear, bridal collections, garments inspired by the past era and even a fur collection! The fur collection concluding the show was the Canadian national finalists of the 2018 Fur Remix Competition.
“A day like today doesn’t come together without an incredible amount of work from our faculty, staff, industry partners, students and volunteers,” says Rosa Fracassa, Chair School of Fashion Studies. “This is an important learning experience and a chance for our graduates to showcase their skills. We couldn’t be more proud of Threads 2018’s outcome.”
Check out some of the highlights from Threads 2018, Fleur-ISH below.
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