At this year’s 12th annual White Cashmere fashion show, fifteen Canadian wedding designers were involved in the one-of-a-kind bathroom tissue couture designs on the runway. This year the private event was held at The Carlu on September 29th, 2015 to 250 guests.
Curated by Jessica Mulroney of Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay alongside artistic director, Farley Chatto. The fashion show was co-hosted by breast cancer survivor and co-host, CTV Canada AM’s Beverly Thomson.
Check out our runway photos of the Cashmere Collection below!
As always the designs are constructed using Cashmere Bathroom Tissue (before perforated) and the hand-crafted results are fascinating. Not to mention the incredible attention to details. The Valencienne dress shown above, for example, took 300 hours to prepare.
“The White Cashmere Bridal Collection provides a unique and welcome spotlight for Canada’s top bridal designers, and gives us a chance to support a life-saving cause that touches women and their families,” says Jessica Mulroney. “The designers’ hard-work, passion, creativity and diversity are gloriously displayed in their brilliant creations that feature everything from fabulous beading, braiding, and flowers to layers of ruffles, sheer and lace bodices, all meticulously crafted in Cashmere Bathroom Tissue.”
- Valencienne by Kim Ironmonger, Toronto, @ValencienneTO
- Paloma Blanca by Elsa Carlesimo, Toronto, @Paloma_Blanca
- Catherine Langlois, Toronto, @LangloisBrides
- VAWK by Sunny Fong, Toronto, @VAWK
- Anastasia Lomonova, Montréal, @alomonova
- & FOR LOVE by Angel Spendlove, Toronto, @and_for_love
- Christopher Paunil, Toronto, @ChrisPaunil
- Hoax Couture by Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle, Toronto, @HOAXCOUTURE
- Lea-Ann Belter Bridal, Toronto, @LeaAnnBelter
- Frascara by Francesca Mammoliti and Cindy Fine, Toronto
- Just Ta Designs by Alan Ta, Montréal
- Lisa Abi Chedid, Montréal
- Sokoloff Lingerie by Sofia Sokoloff, Montréal, @SokoloffL
- Rita Tesolin, Jeweller, Toronto, @Ritatesolin
- David Dunkley, Milliner, Toronto, @DavidDunkleyHat
You can check out the display personally at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay right now.
Cashmere is currently holding an online “Vote Couture for the Cure” for a chance to win a $5,000 dream wedding gown from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay. With each vote Cashmere will donate $1 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. and you can vote every day.
Photos by Nick Lee