Fifteen top fashion designers from across Canada graced the runway with their vision of a future without breast cancer at the Sixth Annual White Cashmere Collection 2009: Fashion with Compassion in Toronto on September 23.
A unique celebration of style with substance, the world-leading White Cashmere Collection is crafted entirely in 100% pure, soft and luxurious sheets of Cashmere Bathroom Tissue, Canada’s best-selling brand. The Cashmere BT (bathroom tissue) Couture collection also heralds the return of limited-edition Pink Cashmere, a fund- and awareness-raiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, with twenty-five cents from the sale of every package of Pink going directly to the Foundation.
The Sixth Annual White Cashmere Collection 2009 is the progression of five previous international award-winning collections and the largest collection to date, with 15 designers. “The collection is an amazing way to celebrate the incredible courage and strength of women coping with breast cancer and support them in their fight against the disease,” says Montreal-based rising star Anastasia Lomonova. “Each one of us is an incredible, multifaceted being. We are mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and professionals who are vulnerable yet strong – feminine yet powerful,” she says.
Each member of the collection’s star-studded cast of designers — Greta Constantine; Sunny Fong, winner of Project Runway Canada; Patrice Soku, winner of TVA’s La Collection; Paul Hardy; Patricia Fieldwalker for Adagio Lingerie; Tavăn & Mitto; Farley Chatto; Anastasia Lomonova; Carlie Wong; Evan & Dean; Dinh Bŕ; NADA; David Dunkley for KC Hats; jewelry by Dandi Maestre and handbags by Jeanne Lottie — brings their own unique vision of style with substance to the runway in the biggest, boldest White Cashmere Collection ever.