Thursday, August 1, 2013


By Eva Fydrych

Toronto Events - August 2013

Cabana Pool Bar  - Open until September  8, 2013 (Photo courtesy of Cabana)

TORONTO - Fashion Studio Magazine selected the most fashionable events taking place in Toronto in August 2013. From trendy street parties, runway shows and pop-up stores to fashion & beauty workshops - there is a lot happening in Toronto during summertime!

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When: August 1 - August 4, 2013
Where: Different venues across Toronto

Photo courtesy of City News

The 47th annual Caribana Toronto Festival is just around the corner and hundreds of Caribbean inspired events, classes and parties have been planned to mark to this year's festival. Toronto's Caribbean Caribana festival has grown exponentially since its start in 1967 and is currently North America’s largest cultural festival. What was once a three-day event has now grown into three weeks of celebration, absorbing most of the city with its infectious feel-good vibes.

Over a million tourists are expected in Toronto to experience everything Caribana has to offer. The beauty of Caribana in Toronto is the varied audience it attracts: everyone from families across Canada and the U.S, young singles looking for a good time, to celebrities throwing Caribana themed parties in clubs across Toronto.

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Organized by Expos Toronto
When: August 11 - 13, 2013
Where: Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

Canadian Jewellery Expos Toronto is a three day event that will be held in Toronto in Canada. This show is a great platform for all the professionals and industry leaders to come together and share their ideas and experiences related with the industry. This expo is a well known platform for all the attendees and for expanding the base of the jewelry industry. It helps the attendees to gain an insight about the sector and also helps them to interact with the professionals of the industry. 

Canadian Jewellery Expos Toronto is one of the largest exhibitions related with the jewelry industry. The exhibitors of the show will get a good opportunity to connect and communicate with the professionals and to gather the attention of all of their targeted audiences. This will help them to expand their business opportunities.

The Canadian Jewellery Expos Toronto will exhibit the products and services that will include showcasing stunning fashion trends, largest selections of jewellery and other products and services related with the sector. The highlights of Canadian Jewellery Expos Toronto will include: Networking Opportunity & Educational Seminars.

Organized by YES & TFI
When: August 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Where: YES Head Office, 555 Richmond Street West, Suite 711, Toronto, ON

Photo courtesy of Graphic Design Word

What are the ins and outs of a fashion business and what are the roles of their support teams? This workshop will walk you through the fashion entrepreneur's journey from "idea" to "store." It will look at both the creative process and the manufacturing process of creating a cohesive collection. Participants will also learn the importance of look books and line sheets, the role of buyers and sales reps, the annual fashion calendar, and the struggles emerging fashion businesses face and how to overcome them. As well, you will be introduced to the magnitude of careers available in the fashion industry and how each of these positions connect to help build and support the industry.

Organized by YES & TFI
When: August 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Where: YES Head Office, 555 Richmond Street West, Suite 711, Toronto, ON

This workshop investigates the activities involved in taking a fashion line from the runway into customer’s closets. We will discuss the contents of a press kit, how to build your media list, address areas where you can reach the public directly, and how celebrity and influencer dressing and gifting can benefit a brand. We will also discuss how to approach various types of media, the lead times of when to pitch your event or product and how to use any garnered media attention to gain clients and customers.

Organized by African Fashion Week Toronto
When: August 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Where: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court , Toronto, ON

Kaela Kay Collections (Photo courtesy of AFWT)

Organized by Stylist Affair
When: August 17, 2013 at 2:30 AM (Multiple Dates Available)
Where: Mr. Greek Restaurant, 1000 Finch Ave W, Toronto, ON

Discover how to perfect a day and an evening makeup look. Learn techniques and professional expertise in a creative, hands-on environment. Whether you’re in your 20′s, 30′s, 40′s, 50′s or beyond. Learn how to enhance your beauty, individual style with makeup or improve your current makeup skills. We’ll share the best makeup, skincare and lifestyle tips for every age category, so you know how to create your best look yet. Enjoy the day in a fun-filled atmosphere with food, drinks, and a lot of makeup giveaways.

Organized by The Designers Closet
When: August 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Where: Education Through Media, 1610 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON

Photo courtesy of Designer's Closet

Enjoy networking and mingling with fashion lovers? The Designers Closet has returned for its 4th year...

Not only does the show celebrate local fashion, it also celebrates the community at large. Bloggers, photographers, makeup artists, models and hairstylists who all appreciate fashion and beauty are connected and given the chance to unite and network.

Aside from the collections there will be Q&A sessions with the audience and designers. This gives guests the opportunity to ask questions on inspirations behind the garments.

Organized by Heritage Toronto
When: August 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Where: Toronto, ON

Street art, Korea Town (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Since the 1970s, the stretch of Bloor Street between Bathurst and Christie streets has been ‘Korea Town’, a centre for people of Korean descent. Learn about the history, culture, and distinctive immigration experience of the Korean community as you walk past the church, community organizations, and businesses that have contributed to the transformation of this area.

Organized by The Vanity Events
When:August 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Where: Cove Thirty One, 31 Mercer St, Toronto, ON

Photo courtesy of COVE thirtyone

Join THE VANITY EVENTS in our rooftop series at COVE thirtyone, Downtown Toronto’s newest venue. I’M SO VAIN the pop-up will feature Toronto fashion and beauty brands in a trunk-show lounge style event. Guests are invited to spend the evening checking out the latest accessories, fashion and products, while sipping drinks and socializing on COVE thirtyone’s rooftop terrace. And no VANITY EVENT is complete without our coveted giftbags and event giveaways. Guests are invited to stay the night and enjoy COVE thirtyone’s VAIN Sundays. Join us for I’M SO VAIN the pop up this Sunday August 18th.

Organized by YES & TFI
When:August 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Where: YES Head Office, 555 Richmond Street West, Suite 711, Toronto, ON

This last fashion workshop will teach participants how to effectively present their fashion business through online and promotional materials. Topics include branding, social media, and how to create an effective pitch. Through this course, participants will start to develop their presentation for the Fashionista’s Den Competition.

Organized by The Sewing Studio
When: August 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Where: The Sewing Studio TORONTO, 1225 Yonge St, Toronto, ON

Photo courtesy of The Sewing Studio

Learn how to sew a dress and have it ready in time for your Labour Day weekend fun! In this workshop you’ll sew a summer dress customized and personalized to fit YOU. We'll show you how to stitch up an easy, breezy summer dress while working with different fabrics and trims. One of a kind, perfect for you!

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Organized by Swapsity
When: August 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Where: Yonge and Shuter, 232 Yonge St, Toronto, ON

Photo courtesy of Paul Foreman

A perennial crowd pleaser, the Swap Zone is returning to the Live Green Toronto Festival!Refresh your CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, vinyl and books while taking it easy on the environment and your wallet. Almost 5,000 items were swapped last year, resulting in an incredible $40,000 in swapper savings.

Visit for details and start digging up your swappables now.

Organized by High Standards & Dainty Luxuries
When: August 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Where: Aria Complex, 108 Peter Street, Toronto, ON

Photo courtesy of High Standards

High Standards & Dainty Luxuries presents it's first annual girls night out! Get your girls together and enjoy a night filled with EXCLUSIVE insight on Toronto's fashion scene, networking with other fabulous female music, food, fashion....and everything girls love!

Spend the night shopping like a socialite & supporting Toronto's local women designers, services, and beauty products! A live fashion show featuring exclusive sneak peeks at designers summer/fall collections and a chance to win prizes and giveaways.

Organized by DX and The Design Museum London
When: Until September 15, 2013
Where: Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

Exhibition in London, UK (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Curated by The Design Museum London in conjunction with Christian Louboutin, this exhibition presents iconic French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, celebrating a career that has pushed the boundaries of high fashion shoe design. This exhibition celebrates Louboutin’s twenty years of designs and inspiration, revealing the artistry and theatricality of his shoe design from stilettos to lace-up boots, studded sneakers and bejeweled pumps. It is a magical journey of style, glamour, power, femininity and elegance.
Source: biztradeshows, Caribana, DX, Eventbrite

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