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Jennifer Dares Fashion Arts

Jennifer has over 25 years of industry experience as a Canadian contemporary fashion designer and trend forecaster. Her experience includes working as a pattern drafter, managing and recruiting for major department stores, working as an assistant buyer for Emporio Armani and as the trend direction manager for HBC. Jennifer is also a designer and established her own label LAYER in 2002. LAYER has been published in Canadian magazines, newspapers, television and internationally. In 2003, select pieces from the collection competed internationally in New York City at GenArt’s New Designer Presentation. Jennifer also contributes to the advancement of the industry and numerous worthy causes such as Fashion Cares, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Shadow Ball, the Royal Ontario Museum’s Indigo Auction and as an advisory board member for Buy Design for Windfall. Jennifer holds a diploma in Fashion from Sheridan College.