Thursday, April 18, 2013

Let there be fashion. Saskatchewan Fashion Week

Checks, plaids and hounds tooth, fur, leather, pleather, plastic.  It’s hard to say what designers are dreaming for their 2013 Fall / Winter collections. But they will be bringing them to the catwalk during Saskatchewan Fashion Week from May 9 – 11 in City Square Plaza in downtown Regina.

Original collections and award winning hairstyling and makeup artistry will be showcased as  national media, business leaders and lovers of fashion come to experience a runway exhibition of fashion and custom motion design.

 “We expect to entertain  more than 2,000 people in two days,” says Melissa Fiacco, a self-proclaimed lover of all things fashionable who volunteers her time and expertise to help get the word out about Saskatchewan Fashion Week.

Major cities host fashion weeks to show off their fashion industry and to provide fashion lovers and onlookers with a glimpse of what we might be wearing. In 2012, Saskatchewan joined he ranks of great fashion cities like Paris, Milan, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal with the launch of its first Fashion Week in Regina. 

The inaugural event was a major success, selling out two out of three nights with 1025 ticket sales, and attracting national media attention. Twenty-nine emerging and established designers and six retailers showed 360 style combinations on the runway and each night featured a different local house band.

Calgary based fashion blogger, I’m Mr. Fabulous, visited Regina to review the event, describing the venue as, “reminiscent of a New York City Bryant Park Fashion Show,” and stated, “…the overall quality production of this event should put  Saskatchewan Fashion Week on the map.”

Saskatchewan Fashion Week creates an environment of growth and optimism for the fashion and creative design industries. Fashion designers, retailers, photographers, marketing, public relations and special event professionals, printers, media producers, hair stylists and make up artists come together to express a vision of fashion.”

Saskatchewan Fashion Week is a non-profit provincial celebration of our thriving fashion and creative design industries, created to influence collaboration, entrepreneurship and business growth.  More than 50 businesses, sponsors and vendors make Saskatchewan Fashion Week an elite fashion entertainment experience. The Regina Hotel Association has collaborated with SFW as a major funding partner for the second year in a row. 

Walk the Katwalk

On Monday, May 6 more than 20 independent retail destinations and specialty services providers will participate in the Katwalk, offering a premier shopping experience with exclusive promotions in celebration of SFW.

A printable Katwalk passport will be available on to guide the shopping experience and take advantage of promotions. Participating stores will be listed on

During the event, there will be emerging culinary, music, entertainment, motion design and creative trends in the SWAG Lounge, where ticket purchasers will be able to sample and shop from an exclusive selection of products, services, and tastes.

Fashion lovers will be able to purchase custom tailored garments shown on the runway, immediately after the runway program ends, at the Trunk Shows, May 9-11, 2013.

Tickets can be purchased from or from Cornwall Centre’s Guest Services kiosk on the main level, near the Saskatchewan Dr. entrance.

Presenting Designers 

  • Padraigin, Nik Singh
  • Jaycee Wall, Jamilano,
  • 22 Fresh Apparel Inc.,
  • Katherine Sthamann,
  • Sara Armstrong,
  • Nadia Williamson,
  • Sova, Anwen Rose,
  • Beryl Wong Designs,
  • Hillberg & Berk, SCR,
  • Mehari Clothing,
  • Tia Zelinski,
  • Savoir-Faire Custom Bouquets,
  • MoonStar Designs,
  • Riley Lawson,
  • The Unified Theory,
  • Kandis Ivy,
  • Chicks & Girlies,
  • KAZZ,
  • Amaranth Designs,
  • Settler,
  • Laurie Brown,
  • Helen Anne Designs,
  • Lisa Wicklund for SEED,
  • Luca Vero by Fashion Society, and 

SKY Magazine is proud of be a media partner for Saskatchewan Fashion Week.  Read about the Saskatchewan Fashion Week in the July issue of SKY. 

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