They said/We said: Toronto fashion week to celebrate 25th year with a new location and shows by Joeffer Caoc, Cynthia Rowley, and more!

Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

The Spring 2012 collections, taking place October 17–21, will mark the 25th Toronto fashion week. Having previously announced the location of the new venue, the Fashion Design Council of Canada has now released the schedule and details about the week.

While we’re not sure what to expect with the week’s theme of “CanadaCool,” we’re excited about the new venue, David Pecaut Square. With the new venue being downtown, we no longer have to teeter down to the exhibition in four-inch heels.

Each season showcases Canada’s design talent and Spring 2012 is no different, with collections from fashion heavyweights Joeffer Caoc, Pink Tartan, Denis Gagnon, and the new and exciting Amanda Lew Kee and Chloe Comme Parris. This season is also going international with established American designer Cynthia Rowley showing three never-before-seen looks.

With a new name and venue, we hope that the collections from Canadian designers are equally as fresh and thrilling.


Robin Kay, FDCC president: “With the spring 2012 collections marking our 25th fashion week, it must be said that as a country we are now seen as a significant presence in the global fashion marketplace.”

Michael Thompson, chair of Toronto’s Economic Development Committee: “Canada has an incredible pool of creative talent, and showcasing that talent at David Pecaut Square for the world to see will bring international attention to Canada’s great designers and to our dynamic city. We could not be happier that Toronto has been chosen to host this great event.”


Jordan Porter, fashion market editor: “Having David Pecaut square as the new venue for Toronto Fashion Week is a wonderful idea. Being able to see what’s to come for spring from so many great and talented Canadian designers in a location that honours a man who was so invested in nurturing Canada’s arts and culture scene is a perfect fit.”