FASHION: 9th Annual Cashmere Collection23rd September 2012
Last week, we were invited to the 9th Annual Cashmere Collection, an event created around fashion and raising awareness about breast cancer. Cashmere enlisted the help of 15 Canadian designers to take their skills and talents and put them to the test crafting amazing outfits from 100% Cashmere tissue and the limited edition Pink Cashmere.
Continuing their support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Society, 25 cents of all sales of the limited edition Pink Cashmere will go directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society to help find a cure for something that has affected millions of women worldwide. Having a grandmother who has survived breast cancer, it’s good to see so many people coming together for a great cause.
The theme this year for the collection was Old World Hollywood Glam, taking inspiration from the golden age of film and fashion each designer put their own unique and personal spin in all of their pieces. Opening the event was a very moving and motivational speech by Montreal fashion blogger and breast cancer survivor, Lolitta Dandoy. hearing her story was not only inspirational, it was also rather eye-opening for a lot of people; it’s not only our mothers or grandmothers who have been affected by this disease. With introductions out of the way, the show got started off with an aerial acrobatic act on two strands of fabric (I love when fashion shows do this, it’s always so fun to watch) followed closely by models gliding down the runway in their freshly constructed outfits.
Not only is Cashmere donating 25 cents to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society for every limited edition Pink Cashmere bathroom tissue sold, they are also holding a contest on Facebook where you can vote by “liking” your favourite outfit. For every vote, Cashmere will be donating $1 per vote up to $10000 in the winning designers name and those that vote will be entered in a draw to win a $2,500 shopping spree!
So what are you waiting for? Browse some stunning outfits, vote for your favourite and help put an end to breast cancer.
- Josh Cawston
Photography: Tse Daniel