Saturday, March 17, 2012

WMC Fashion Week - Day 5 - Dare to Wear Love Pt.1

World MasterCard Fashion Week came to an end on March 16th with a fun, energy-filled finale runway show. Dare to Wear Love is an annual gala fashion event that raises funds and awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation - "using the Power of Fashion for Good." The Stephen Lewis Foundation "works with grassroots organizations turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa." Lewis was in the audience and gave a speech following the runway show.

Dare to Wear Love was created by Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle, designers and founders of Hoax Couture. This event draws on support from many Canadian celebrities and top corporate sponsors and designers showcase outfits made from six yards of African fabric. Famous Canadian personalities from Fashion Television's Jeanne Beker to WWE wrestler and model Trish Stratus walked the runway. Since there were over 25 different designers showcased, I took a lot of this is a 3-part series!

Check out the photos :)

Lida Biday modelled by Rachel Bryan (B&M)

Thomas Chung & Diane Sohn for Diavecmas modelled by Jeri Ali Thompson (NAM)

Brian Bailey modelled by Moe Kelso

Kingi Carpenter for Peach Berserk modelled by singer/singwriter Lorraine Segato and Casie Stewart of

Linda Lundstrom modelled by actress Arlene Duncan (Little Mosque on the Prairie)

Cydelic by Choryin modelled by WWE wrestler and model Trish Stratus

She even pulled an audience member out onto the runway and lifted him up!

Zoran Dobric modelled by Lisa Porter (B&M Models)

One of my favourites of the night!

Marty Rotman modelled by Charles Harris

Adrian Wu modelled by Breakfast Television's Dina Pugliese

She had a lot of fun on the runway!

Pat McDonagh modelled by gospel singer and actress Kathy Grant

Ines Disanto modelled by City TV's Sangita Patel

Part 2 & 3 up next!

- Christina
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