The 2nd Annual Canada Philippine Fashion Week – June 9-14, 2014
If you’re looking for the hottest event for the summer, you cannot miss the 2nd annual Canada Philippine Fashion Week (CPFW). Taking place in the heart of Toronto, Canada in the Shangri-La Hotel, the Guvernment and The Royal York from June 9th – 14th, 2014, CPFW and will feature a variety of unique and exciting programs:
- The Habi Textile Exhibit
- Independencia: Filipino Pride & Style
- Philippine Icons of Style, Manila Chic
- Visionary Collection, Project Terno
- Filipino Future Perfect
- CPFW Model of the Year
- Canada Philippine Fashion Ball and
- The CPFW Showroom (a new consumer focused initiative)
Seriously – the list of fabulous events will make it hard to choose which ones to go to! See the full details and list here.
Founded by Filipino-Canadian television personality Jeff Rustia, the award-winning week of Filipino fashion, culture and philanthropy will span 6 days at spectacular venues in Toronto and feature world-class fashion shows, live performances, entertainment, exhibits, art and food.
With the prestigious win of the FEO 2014 AWARD for Best New Festival of the Year, CPFW becomes a travel destination event in Toronto, Canada. Canada Philippine Fashion Week is proud to be endorsed by the Philippine government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of Tourism, and the Ontario government and the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and Culture. Canada Philippine Fashion Week is also proud to be part of Celebrate Ontario.
Being the most multicultural city in the world, Toronto is a prime spot to host this much-anticipated event for it’s second year. Celebrating beauty, fashion and international talent for a great cause, the Kol Hope Foundation for Children, a charitable organization that helps children with disabilities in Canada and the Philippines.
If you’re having a hard time selecting what to see and do, check out the CPFW Showroom – a pop up boutique that promotes designers from the Philippines and Canada. The chances are, you’ll find something incredibly chic. The best part? It’ll likely be well constructed, chic and a less commonly found piece than many of your favourite brands. The showroom is by appointment only, and will provide an unparalleled shopping experience in connecting the fashion forward with the designers of their choice. The showroom launches on Saturday June 14th, 2014 at the Royal York from 1pm- 5pm. [email protected]
While you’re around, make sure to pick up ACCENT – the Official magazine of CPFW. You’ll fine pages full of beauty tips, runway reports, shopping, lifestyle and insider previews.
For ticket information click here.
Photos from day 1
ABOUT CANADA PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK
Canada Philippine Fashion Week (CPFW)) is a non-profit organization aimed at showcasing fashion, culture, creativity and artistry of Filipinos in Canada and the Philippines. It also aims to enhance public awareness, image, and the rise of Filipino fashion on the world stage, and to open up the fashion trade between both countries. CPFW is committed to creating fundraising events that will help children through the Kol Hope Foundation for Children and its beneficiaries.
ABOUT KOL HOPE FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
Kol Hope Foundation for Children (http://kolhope.com) is a Canadian charitable organization that helps and supports children with disabilities in the Philippines and Canada and around the world. The foundation is named after Kol, a Filipino-Canadian boy, who was born with Trisomy 13, a fatal genetic syndrome. Kol was diagnosed to live only 3 months, but against all odds, he lived for 14 years. He was fed by g-tube, required
life support, 24 hour nursing care, and was unable to walk or talk. He passed away on October 9th, 2011, and has left behind an incredible legacy of love, courage and hope. He is the story and inspiration behind Kol Hope Foundation for Children. In Canada, Kol Hope Fund at Sick Kids supports the genetic department and the work they do in unraveling the mysteries of genetic disorders and ultimately in finding effective
treatment. In fact, Kol Hope has helped fund the Sick Kids Genetics Clinic, which provides children with the best care. Kol Hope Fund at Easter Seals provides children with the most basic needs like wheelchairs and respite care, plus it also gives kids the opportunity to go and enjoy summer camps. In 2013, Kol Hope Fund @ World Vision was established, allowing the foundation to spread Kol’s mission of charity, love and hope to children around the world.