Just when we thought this year couldn’t get any better we were asked to be part of World MasterCard Fashion week in Toronto!   The talented fashion designer, Sunny Fong of the Canadian VAWK label invited us to show one of our pieces on his runway!

Sunny Fong was one of the judges who selected us as the winner of the Fashion Category of this years Emerging Designer competition put on by the Toronto Design Exchange.  Once Sunny invited us to be part of his runway show, we couldn’t believe it and couldn’t wait for such an amazing platform to show diversity in fashion!  A big day for us and for fashion! The beautiful Amy Palmiero Winters, who is an extreme athlete and mother of two brought the whole vision to life as she strutted her stuff on the runway!

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You can watch the entire VAWK runway show titled “1001 Nights” below.  The collection is incredibly lux and incorporates a lot of textures, materials, and pulls inspiration from the Middle East.  Amy comes out on the catwalk at 4:00 minutes 😉

To hear a bit more about Sunny’s collection and Amy’s experience on the runway, Breakfast Television Toronto did an interview of them backstage after the show!  Such a great interview!

Lastly, we were very touched by the article written about us in the Toronto Star after fashion week.  Couldn’t have asked for a more positive response and hope to keep showing our work at more events like this!  Working with Sunny and Amy just makes us feel even more proud and excited to keep pushing our work to the next level.  These two people are serious power houses, but also the most genuine, kind, inspirational people you will ever meet! 

 

*photo credit: George Pimentel