Renowned Canadian fashion designer Paul Hardy to celebrate 10th anniversary with unprecedented Calgary fashion event

Exclusive runway show and fashion event featuring Hardy's 2013 spring/summer collection will showcase Calgary as a Canadian fashion destination

CALGARY, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Internationally acclaimed Canadian fashion designer Paul Hardy will premiere his 2013 spring/summer collection at an exciting fashion show event in Calgary on Saturday, October 20, 2012. The one-of-a-kind event and runway show will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hardy's successful design career and host entertainers, fashion aficionados and VIP guests from across the country.

"This year, Calgary has been designated as the Culture Capital of Canada." explains Hardy, "In partnership with Tourism Calgary, I look forward to showcasing my collection and celebrating my 10th anniversary in the city that I'm proud to call home. It's an opportunity to show the rest of Canada Calgary's cultural gems of food, fashion, music and design. Calgary is truly evolving into a fashion and design destination, and I believe the city has been ready and waiting for this kind of event."

In partnership with Tourism Calgary, the fashion event will surprise guests with a new way of experiencing the city. The event will include an exclusive red carpet reception at Hardy's impressive new design space in Calgary, followed by a world-class runway show of Hardy's 2013 spring / summer collection, his 21st collection to date.

The runway show, the first of its kind in Calgary, will also include a musical collaboration by artists including country music superstar Paul Brandt, two-time Juno award winner Greg Sczebel and an ensemble from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. The show's post party in the unique historic building will feature entertainment, food and beverage offerings from some of Calgary's award-winning culinary stars, establishments and suppliers.

Hardy began his design career in 2002, introducing his inaugural collection at Toronto Fashion Week to rave reviews, and has since earned international acclaim for his collections.

Hardy recently moved to a larger design space in a historic building in Calgary's Inglewood neighbourhood, helping to support the growth of his brand and business. Earlier this year, Hardy was commissioned to design a commemorative white hat for the centennial anniversary of the Calgary Stampede and to celebrate Tourism Calgary's iconic "white hat". The limited edition hats were gifted to notable Canadians including Bryan Adams, Michael Buble and Karen Kain.

Paul Hardy's celebrity clientele has included Bette Midler, Michael Michelle, Carrie Fisher, Diane Kruger, Keshia Chanté, Alanis Morrisette, U2's The Edge & Daniel Lanois, Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Sarah McLachlan, gold medallist John Montgomery, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Paul Brandt. 

For more information about Paul Hardy, visit paulhardydesign.com or follow @PaulHardyInc.

For more information about Tourism Calgary, visit visitcalgary.com or follow @tourismcalgary

SOURCE: Paul Hardy

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