Canada's one-of-a-kind, high-fashion design celebration, the White Cashmere Collection, returns to the runway this September with a new twist. The exclusive, internationally acclaimed showcase for Canada's top fashion designers will call on students across the nation to showcase their creativity, technical proficiency and design devotion to reflect their interpretations of iconic Canadian style in celebration of #Canada150.
Eleven top Canadian fashion design schools have enrolled in the White Cashmere Collection Student Design Competition 2017 for which more than 150 students from across the country will create original couture crafted in luxuriously soft Cashmere Bathroom Tissue (BT). Alongside Montreal's LaSalle College, schools participating in the semester-long design challenge include Cégep Marie-Victorin in Montreal, Seneca College and Ryerson University in Toronto, Blanche Macdonald Centre and the Visual College of Art and Design in Vancouver, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design amongst others.
Sixteen finalists will be chosen to debut their original Cashmere BT couture at a Canada150-themed VIP fashion show on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto. An elite panel of Canadian fashion community celebrity judges will select the three winners to receive Cashmere fashion bursaries to further their education and fashion design dreams.