Thursday, October 15, 2009

Winner of Most Promising Designer & Best Exhibit

On October 14th, The Art of Fashion appeared on Breakfast Television to announce the winner of The Art of Fashion Design Competition: ICONIC POWER.

The Art of Fashion is pleased to announce the following winners:

MOST PROMISING DESINGER, voted on by our panel of industry judges.

Mikhail Moudrakovski

Mikhail Moudrakovski
Collection: "Terra Tektron"

BEST EXHIBIT, voted on by the public

Sheila Lam

Special thanks to:
Orange Models
Complexions Make up School of Artistry
Spellbound Hair Design
Art of Fashion 2009 Judge Brian Bailey
Amanda Molinari, Design Coordinator

Monday, October 5, 2009

And the winners are...

Saturday night's Art of Fashion Iconic Power event was an astounding success thanks to all our fabulous sponsors, Board of Directors, Event Committee, the many day-of volunteers and our silent auction contributors.

We are excited to announce the winning ticket numbers and names from the Silent Auction draw. Please call Renee at 416-760-0360 to redeem your prize.
We will require ID and your ticket.

Booty Camp 375365 Melvin
Ms. Dress Up 375354 Sousa
Wb2 Hand Crafted Jewelry 375364 Rahim
Deer Hurst Resort 375153 Gabriella
Toscanos Men’s Dress Shirt 375371 Caroline
Balm Shell #1 375363 Rahim
Balm Shell #2 375491 Rahim
Balm Shell #3 375099 Patricia
Balm Shell #4 713491 Rahim
Chair Man Mills 375305 McKenzie
Zoran Dobric Dress 375329 Holly
Wiser’s Whisky 375343 Lily
Lush Bath & Body Products 375331 Monica
Jason Meyers Dress 375090 Shanas
Spellbound Design 375182 Karryn
Cosimo’s Mens 375209 Joanna
Fatimas Café and Bistro 375293 Angelina
Wild Water Kingdom 713479 Shirley
Ladies Golf Club 713466 Brock
Sassoon Salon 375243 Joanne
Cosimos Women 375312 Jennifer
Bob Hill by Arato Events 713447
Duke of West Minster 375114 Collette
Picnic Time Kit 375175 Collette
French Connection Dress 713467 Brock
Good Life Fitness 375275 Warren
Mysteriously Yours 375219 Joanna
Corpus Ladies Striped Dress 375400 Caroline
Dalish 375352 Annet
Fairmont Hotel 375278 Frank
Red and White Wine Basket 375336 Chantelle
Tim Horton’s Coffee Maker & Mug 375207 Joanna
Wine Art Cheese Crate 375253 Sousa
Dress by Dace 713459 Brock
Belgian Waffle Maker 375342 Lily
Necklace by: Kaza Daza 713460 Brock
Delta Chelsea Hotel 375096 Jane Lee


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Check Out the 2009 Documentary Teaser

Get a sneak peek at the designer finalists on the 2009 Iconic Power documentary teaser on

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thank-you to our Sponsors

With only 4 days until this highly anticipated event, I want to ensure maximum exposure for the many generous organizations who, together with the Art of Fashion Board of Directors and Event Committee, are creating what is promising to be the most spectacular Art of Fashion event yet!

Also, a big hug and 'hip, hip, hooray' to the dozens of volunteers who will be on hand, day of, helping to put all the fantastic little details together.

THIS Saturday October 3rd
Fermenting Cellar (The Distillery District)
55 Mill St., Toronto
7pm - 3am

I hope to see you there!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Looking for GRANDIOSE exposure?

Speak now or forever hold your peace...

The Art of Fashion
will hold its annual Silent Auction on Saturday October 3rd (ONLY 8 DAYS AWAY) during Nuit Blanche at The Fermenting Cellar and we're asking YOU to contribute that awesome product or a certificate for your valuable service. As one of our very few sources of income, as we do not charge admission to our events, we rely on your valuable donations.

You will be recognized as a supporter and receive exposure to over 10,000 Art of Fashion and Nuit Blanche enthusiasts!
For more information contact us at or call 416-760-0360


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Great news, we've got the Mill Street Brews!!!

Mill Street Brewery supports the Art of Fashion and will be on hand at the Iconic Power Design Competition & Trunk Show at The Fermenting Cellar on Sat. October 3rd with Ontario's first certified organic lager, the one and only, thirst quenching, Original Organic.

Strike a Pose. Support a Cause.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Announcing our 10 designer finalists

After MUCH deliberation, The Art of Fashion Event Committee and Board of Directors have come to an agreement and selected 10 extremely talented emerging Canadian designers for the 2009 Iconic Power Design Competition on Sat. Oct 3 at The Distillery District. These designers will vie for 2 prestigious annual awards, Most Promising Designer selected by our industry judging panel and Best Exhibit voted by the public.

Be sure to attend as the event is FREE to the public from 7pm -3am and cast your vote!

Ana Niculae
Sarah Catalfo
Heidi Ackerman
Christy Lister & Heather Hobbs
Kelly Henderson
Sheila Lam
Danny Yau
Julitta Lai
Mikhail Moudrakovski
Tara White

Good luck to all of you!

Strike a Pose. Support a Cause.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Inside Scoop

Soo, you might be wondering, when will AOF announce the 2009 Iconic Power designer finalists? Well, our blog readers will be the first to know and we anticipate filling you in no later than next Tuesday September the 8th.

Until then, to satisfy your need for knowledge, I have a little inside scoop...
Our industry judging panel has been selected and confirmed!

Brian Bailey - Designer and Project Runway Canada Mentor

Shawn Hewson - Designer and Project Runway Canada Judge

David Dixon - Canadian Icon Fashion Designer

Nicole Gouveia - Designer Brands Manager for Winners and Project Runway Canada Judge

Sarah Nicole Prickett
- Journalist- Fashion Magazine

More great news - due to popular demand, we've managed to include more exhibit space for our Trunk Show vendors. So if you have a unique fashion product, want to gain fantastic exposure and make some great dough? Don't delay. We've extended the deadline so the time is now. Call for more info or download the Trunk Show Application from

Keep posted for the upcoming AOF Press Release and our Hold the Date invitation.

Have a stellar long weekend!

Strike a Pose. Support a Cause.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Meet us at the Portobello East Market

Sunday August 30th from 12pm - 6pm Art of Fashion can be found at the Portobello East Market at the Distillery District.

The Fermenting Cellar

55 Mill St.

Building 6 & 7


We will be on hand to answer questions and promote the Iconic Power event on Oct 3, 2009 Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Iconic Power Design Competition & Trunk Show

Join us at The Distillery District's Fermenting Cellar on Saturday October 3rd, 2009 during Nuit Blanche from 7pm - 3am for the 11th annual Art of Fashion Design Competition and Trunk Show.

Apply now

Designer application submission deadline Monday August 31st by 5pm
Call now for more information 416-760-0360