Fashion Design

Three LaSalle College Graduates Finalists For White Cashmere Contest

October 24, 2015

As part of the White Cashmere 2015 contest, Two graduates and one former student from LaSalle College became finalists for the grand prize. The 12th annual White Cashmere Collection™ – Canada’s first and only fashion collection entirely crafted in pure, soft and luxurious Cashmere Bathroom Tissue (BT) – will celebrate love and romance this year, as 15 of Canada’s top bridal fashion designers present their vision of a future without breast cancer. 

The LaSalle College finalists are: Alan Ta (Just Ta Designs), Lisa Abi Chedid and Sofia Sokoloff (Sokoloff Lingerie). 

About Just Ta Designs 

Photo credit : Babar Khan

Sophisticated modern clothes made using intriguing colour palettes are Vietnam-born Montréaler Alan Ta’s specialty. For women, he’s been custom-crafting chic and elegant dresses since 2013. More recently, he’s become a standout at the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week runway collections. This versatile, style-obsessed LaSalle College fashion grad dreams of expanding his Just Ta Designs empire to include fashion photography: “I love thinking about the emotion a person might feel, wearing one of my designs or looking at my pictures.” 

About Lisa Abi Chedid 

Photo credit : Babar Khan

When LaSalle grad Lisa Abi Chedid married in July 2014, she wore a blush-coloured Monique Lhuillier. But, if romance had been more patient, she could have worn her own label. Years of experience as a custom bridal designer have convinced this Lebanon-born Montréaler that she has a distinct vision for today’s brides-to-be. “I’m launching a mini-collection that’ll feature timeless wedding looks as well as more contemporary, wedding wear and separates.“ 

About Sokoloff Lingerie

Photo credit : Babar Khan

Let’s just say that Sofia Sokoloff is on very intimate terms with the elements that make for great lingerie. Studies at LaSalle College, an apprenticeship in a Paris fashion office and costume designing for Cirque de Soleil have honed this Argentina-born designer’s uniquely modern approach to underwire bras, panties and “indoor wear.” Since 2011, under her eponymous label, she’s been creating buzz with 100% made-in-Québec undergarments recognized for their flirty sensuality. 

Vote for your favorite 

Canadians can view this stunning collection and support the cause by joining Cashmere’s unique Vote Couture for the Cure™ Wedding Edition initiative at Canadians are invited to vote for their favourite bridal couture and Cashmere will donate $1 for every vote, up to $10,000, to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in the winning designer’s name, from September 29 through November 3, 2015. Voters will be entered in a draw to win weekly prizes with the chance to WIN a Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay Wedding Dress valued at $5,000.

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