The premier designer fashion industry event in Canada
In 1999 World MasterCard Fashion Week was created by the Fashion Design Council of Canada to promote Canadian fashion designers and the Canadian fashion industry. Over the past 14 years and 27 seasons the event has gained international respect and become the second largets Fashion Week in North America.
World MasterCard Fashion Week is the premier designer fashion industry event in Canada. Owned and operated by IMG Fashion since August 2012, the event provides a platform for both up and coming and established designer brands to reach critical media, buyers, and the industry as a whole both in Canada and around the world. For five days David Pecaut Square will become the epicenter of fashion in the city as all eyes turn to see the collections unveiled.
As the nation’s leading fashion event, World MasterCard Fashion Week focuses on propelling Canadian designers to the forefront of the global fashion arena. Established and emerging designers take the stage in front of an audience made up of international media and industry professionals to debut their newest collections. Serving as an anchor, this twice annual event provides a physical platform to a year-round road map. Beyond the shows, World MasterCard Fashion Week is the nexus of style, culture, entertainment and beyond in Toronto. Capturing the international sensibility of the city (and its residents) as well as curating a calendar of social activities where runway meets retail and influencers can celebrate the diversity of this happening metropolis.