Monday, August 13, 2018


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Hilary MacMillan Spring/Summer 2019

Hilary MacMIllan SS19 (Photo by Ted Belton Photography)

Hilary MacMillan travels to the gardens of Marrakesh for Spring/Summer 2019 at RE\SET™ in collaboration with Toronto Fashion Week®

Cruelty-free womenswear brand to show on the runway Wednesday, September 5 at 6pm

Toronto, ON – Toronto-based womenswear designer Hilary MacMillan will present their Spring/Summer 2019 collection on the runway for RE\SET in collaboration with Toronto Fashion Week® on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 6pm. Taking place at 136 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto, their latest collection of cruelty-free contemporary womenswear will transport attendees to Morocco, where the designer finds her inspiration for this season.

While researching for the Spring/Summer 2019 season, creative director and designer Hilary MacMillan discovered one of her much-loved designers Yves Saint Laurent had fallen in love with Morocco also; so much so, he and his partner Pierre Bergé returned to restore the two and a half acre Majorelle Gardens in Marrakesh to live in as their home. After Saint Laurent died in 2008 his ashes were scattered on the property.

For SS19, customers will be charmed by the three variations of Moroccan-inspired prints and the colour palette; featuring blues, reds, white, and oyster. The collection incorporates cotton, cotton blends, neoprene, rayon, and synthetic satins with hook and eye tape, curb link chain, and crystal details.

Hilary MacMIllan SS19 (Photo by Ted Belton Photography)

“The stunning vibrancy and colour of the country’s iconic tiles underpin my inspiration for our unique prints this season,” explains designer Hilary MacMillan on the inspiration of her latest collection, “These prints get worked into both contemporary and athleisure separates with unique hardware detailing incorporated into various jackets, skirts and pants.”

In 2016, the brand made a commitment to focus on being cruelty-free; no longer using leather, fur, exotic skins, or feathers in any of her garments. For their Spring/Summer 2019 collection, the brand has phased out all silks and wools, proudly becoming one of Canada’s top choices for cruelty-free womenswear.

“Animal rights have been a passion of mine for quite some time and I want to transition this into my work,” says the designer, “I have been a vegetarian for most of my life and recently decided to become a vegan. This shift has forced me to explore more faux options and discover new fabrications. Whatever small impact I can make for animal rights is a step in the right direction for my brand, my lifestyle, and my love of all living things.” 

Hilary MacMillan is designed in their Toronto studio and retails from $70 to $475 CND. Their designs are available at Hudson's Bay, Shopgirls, GotStyle, Frances Grey, All About Eve, Canopy Blue, and online at

Hilary MacMIllan SS19 (Photo by Ted Belton Photography)

ABOUT HILARY MACMILLAN | | @hilarymacmillan | #hilarymacmillan

Hilary MacMillan is a Canadian-based contemporary womenswear brand. The self-titled brand was founded in 2013 with a focus on offering a range of styles at accessible price points. 

In 2016, Hilary MacMillan made a commitment to focus on being a cruelty-free brand, no longer using leather, fur, exotic skins, or feathers in any of her garments. For the Spring/Summer 2019 collection, the brand has phased out all silks and wools, proudly being one of Canada’s top choices for cruelty-free womenswear.

Hilary MacMillan is for the adventurous and fashion aware woman who likes bold prints, inspired fabrics, and effortlessly conscientious fashion.

Hilary MacMillan has had her designs worn most notably by Mme. Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, Kim Cattrall, Elisha Cuthbert, Tessa Virtue, Ellen Wong, Fefe Dobson, Cheryl Hickey, Liz Trinnear, Chloe Wilde, and Natasha Negovanlis. She has been featured in both national and international media, including the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes, ELLE Canada, CBC, The Globe & Mail, The Kit, FASHION, Flare, National Post, CP24, and The Marilyn Denis Show. For more information, visit

Hilary MacMillan (Photo by Ryan Emberley)

ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS™ | | @fsncollections

THE COLLECTIONS™ a Toronto-based fashion production agency, managing award-winning designers and provides like-minded partners an opportunity to collaborate with rising talent. Recognized as an industry leader, THE COLLECTIONS™ has established a strong track record for launching emerging talent and positioning designers for international success. As a continued effort to provide a platform for emerging talent and create a positive impact within the community, THE COLLECTIONS™ created RE\SET™ in February 2017.

ABOUT RE\SET™ | | @resetfsn | #resetfsn

In February 2017, THE COLLECTIONS™ launched RE\SET™, a platform offering designers an opportunity to present their collections direct to consumer and the industry. RE\SET™ currently takes place bi-annually in September and February (prior to New York Fashion Week) and is in partnership with the official Toronto Fashion Week located in Yorkville. RE\SET™ provides designers with a variety of presentation formats including traditional runway, static presentations, a designer showroom model and has cumulatively featured over 100 participating designers.


Toronto Fashion Week®, an event showcasing fashion, art, music and culture, takes place in Yorkville, Toronto’s revitalized and most prestigious luxury retail neighborhood. Occurring twice a year, the event hosts national and international designers, entertainers and the fashion community to create a touchpoint where fashion is embraced and celebrated. As the leading fashion event in Canada, Toronto Fashion Week creates a catalyst for media engagement, retail activity and global connectivity. The founding partners of Toronto Fashion Week are Yorkville Village, The Hazelton Hotel, Freed Developments and Hill & Gertner – an ownership group comprised of several of the country's top companies in real estate, development and luxury hospitality.

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