White Cashmere Collection

Students Take Part in National Fashion Design Competition

July 3, 2017

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.

Creating One-of-a-Kind Cashmere BT Couture
Creating BT Couture with Cashmere is a creative design challenge like no other, and provides true-to-life educational experience. To help students with the learning curve, Cashmere has recruited past collection designers to serve as Student Mentors. They include such well-known names as UNTTLD design duo Simon Bélanger and José Manuel St-Jacques, Paul Hardy, Jason Matlo, Lisa Drader-Murphy, Haithem Elkadiki, Joseph Tassoni, and Farley Chatto.

Fashion design for a good cause
With the annual kick-off of the October Breast Cancer Month, The White Cashmere Collection heralds the return of the limited-edition Cashmere in support of breast cancer efforts, allowing Canada's fashion students to not only get the chance to kick-start their design careers, but also make a difference in the lives of Canadian women and their families affected by breast cancer.

Stay tuned for more news on LaSalle College's students in the 2017 White Cashmere Collection Student Design Competition!

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