George Brown College: School of Fashion Studies to Showcase Graduating Students @ Threads 2017



TORONTO, April 21, 2017 /CNW/ - George Brown College's School of Fashion Studies is excited to announce THREADS 2017 will be held at the hub for arts, community, and the environment, Artscape Wychwood Barns on Tuesday April 25th! THREADS 2017 is our year-end multi-event fashion presentation: a fashion show, a portfolio presentation, a networking event, and an awards ceremony.

FASHION FUSION is our fashion show.  It embodies the energy and diversity of George Brown College. We believe in a fashion industry which values people, those who design and those who make our clothes.  In an age of interconnectivity, consumerism and fast fashion tragedies, we remember deliberately every day that we can create a revolutionary path for fashion to bring change for the better.  It is about discussions with open minds, raising awareness about the true cost of fashion, and the convergence of ideas.  FASHION FUSION highlights the future of fashion as defined by our many diverse designers.  Our up-and-coming graduating fashion designers will show the world that change is possible, and that it is our responsibility to involve everyone to create a more sustainable future for the world of fashion.

STUDIO is our student portfolio presentation at THREADS, showcasing the creativity of our graduates from the School of Fashion Studies at George Brown College.  Portfolio presentations include designer garments and collections, hand-rendered fashion illustrations, computer-aided design projects, storyboards, video footage and photography, and so much more!  Come see the diversity in our fashion student portfolio multi-media visual displays at STUDIO, as our graduates present their achievements to industry.

FASHIONWORKS is our annual networking event.  Hosted by the THREADS 2017 Planning Committee in honour of our graduating class, we invite industry to enjoy an afternoon of engaging with our GBC School of Fashion Studies' graduates.  Greet, meet, eat and mingle!  Network with outstanding fashion industry partners, faculty, alumni and graduates to create connections and opportunities.

The AWARDS ceremony at THREADS gives George Brown College School of Fashion Studies the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our talented and hardworking fashion students and graduates.  By invitation, industry partners, friends and family of the award recipients are invited to attend the AWARDS presentation ceremony to share in the celebration of their accomplishments.  Supported by our industry partners, graduates and students are recognized for their stellar contributions in fashion design, management and business.  The AWARDS ceremony at the end of the evening celebrates our fashion graduates' and students' successes. 

In addition to our two FASHION FUSION fashion shows at 2:30pm | 6:30pm, mix and mingle at FASHIONWORKS at 3:30pm.  View fashion graduate work at STUDIO portfolio presentations.   And during opening remarks at 2:00pm | 6:00pm, hear our honoured guest speakers Flaws of Couture fashion and beauty blogger Sashagai Ruddock, and celebrity stylist and speaker Janielle McKoy express their views on fashion today.  All of this will be captured by fashion photographer/videographer Shayne Gray and his team

Produced for and by our fashion graduates, the THREADS 2017 Committee is committed to welcoming all our guests to our exciting and dynamic year-end fashion event.  Celebrating diversity and sustainable practices, we will provide a memorable and inclusive experience, make connections, and raise our profile as we seek to make a distinctive mark in our change-intensive fashion industry.  Join us at THREADS 2017!

Highlights include:

Lesley Hampton is a graduate of Fashion Techniques and Design.
"In collaboration with be body aware - Find out what the world is saying about this inspiring collaboration and how we are breaking the norms in the fashion industry by bringing diversity to the runway and media" 

Iris Alibali is a graduate of Fashion Techniques and Design.
"THE REMIX-CANADA 2017 COMPETITION First prize winner - Best all-over design Iris Alibali - George Brown College, Toronto"

Alexia Panakos is a graduate of Fashion Techniques and Design, Fashion Business and International Fashion Management Post-Graduate programs. 
"Alexia is currently participating in a case study with company she started in 2014, Ghost Girl Goods"


Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto ON M6G 4C7
Tuesday April 25th, 2017
FASHION FUSION 2:30–3:30pm & 6:30–7:30pm | STUDIO 2:00–6:00pm | FASHIONWORKS 3:30–6:00pm | the AWARDS 7:30–8:30pm
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