Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

STYLE: All apparel, ALL DAY

Holiday Fashion Market features local designers, no candles

  • Print

Over the past few years, it's seemed as though every weekend -- from the beginning of November to the last shopping day in December -- there has been a craft show or three, all featuring local designers selling shiny baubles and handcrafted accessories.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. I was at one a couple of weeks ago, scoping and scooping up a few fun items, including a No. 10 bus tee from local design brand Firewood, along with some vegan beauty products.

But it's not too often that you come across an entire event dedicated entirely to apparel. That's right, no candles, cakes or compotes. No carved toys, canine treats or cosmetics. Just glorious and gorgeous locally designed fashion.

For one day only -- today -- Winnipeggers seeking a unique gift for someone on their list or something special for themselves can feast their eyes on a wide array of garments from local designers at the Holiday Fashion Market.

Hosted by the Winnipeg Fashion Incubator -- a non-profit organization established to promote the work of Winnipeg fashion designers and elevate the profile of the local fashion community in Canada -- the Holiday Fashion Market features inspired designs from over 15 local vendors.

"This event is a great way for us to bring the market to the people and the people to the designer, because not everyone has a brick-and-mortar shop or online store," explains Incubator co-president Abigail Myers.

In addition to the more established designers who make up our thriving fashion community, there are a few newcomers setting up shop at the market, including Laura D, a line of modern urban chic women's apparel, and Elena Anne, a collection of sophisticated, contemporary cocktail wear (in case you're still looking for an outfit for the office holiday party).

"We're thrilled to be hosting a bigger and better event this year," says Incubator co-president Lili Lavack. "We're really focusing on our apparel designers, because there is so much raw talent in this city that people should be aware of."

And according to organizers, the market is also a great place for fashion locavores to learn more about our city's talented designers and the inspiration behind their creations.

The second annual Holiday Fashion Market will open its doors today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Red River College's Princess Street campus. Fashion shows are scheduled to take place at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Got a suggestion for a future column or a fashion trend worth following? Email Connie Tamoto at connietamotofashion@hotmail.com.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 1, 2012 E10

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

The Whiteboard - Jets' 5-on-3 penalty kill

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Perfect Day- Paul Buteux walks  his dog Cassie Tuesday on the Sagimay Trail in Assiniboine Forest enjoying a almost perfect  fall day in Winnipeg- Standup photo – September 27, 2011   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Young goslings are growing up quickly near Cresent Lake in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba- See Bryksa 30 Day goose project- Day 11- May 15, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What's your take on the Jets so far this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google