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Seneca Fashion alumni debut at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week

Designers feature their collections in RED: Emerging Designers Showcase

Toronto – September 28, 2017 – Seneca’s School of Fashion will take over the runway as ten recent graduates showcase their collections at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TW).

The show will take place on October 3 at 5 p.m. at 1 Yonge Street, where a lineup of young designers will deliver a wide range of couture and ready-to-wear styles.

Organized by Seneca professor and renowned designer Zoran Dobric, the emerging designers will have an opportunity to feature their original pieces in a runway show to an industry audience, launching their careers in the world of fashion.

“Some of our designers are inspired by their cultural backgrounds, some by art, architecture and other unique personal interests. The influences are as diverse as the designers themselves,” says Dobric, who is also showing during TW. “This opportunity is so important to the talented young designers because it showcases their work to the national and international media and industry, as well as potential buyers. TW gives them a prestigious platform to promote their brands.”

Seneca alumni participated in Toronto Fashion week in 2015 and the show was regarded as one of the highlights of the week according to The Globe and Mail. This year’s RED: Emerging Designers Showcase will present Seneca’s Canadian and internationally born alumni, helping to foster a global perspective at TW.

Under the mentorship of Dobric, as well as other Canadian fashion veterans including Jennifer Dares, David Dixon and Philip Sparks, Seneca’s students benefit from learning from industry leaders.

“Maintaining a strong relationship with our students beyond the classroom experience has always been important to Seneca’s School of Fashion,” says Gitte Hansen, Chair, Seneca’s School of Fashion. “Our design faculty, who are fashion professionals themselves, are able to impart to students the importance of presenting and promoting their work to industry while finding the best avenue to join the creative economy.”

Students and alumni from Seneca’s School of Fashion have also showcased in other runway shows including the Télio National Design Competition in Montreal, Fashion Art Toronto, Vancouver Fashion Week and the Hempel competition for young designers in Beijing. Seneca alumni participating in this year’s showcase are: Kinoo Arcentales, Rhonique Ballantyne, Sepideh Ghahremani, Ivan Liang, Lulu Lin, Ruiyan Luo, So Young Park, Caron Rondilla, Siyu Xia and Alice Zhu.


With campuses in Toronto, York Region and Peterborough, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas, certificates and graduate programs renowned for their quality and respected by employers. It is one of the largest comprehensive colleges in Canada, offering nearly 300 full-time, part-time and online programs. Combining the highest academic standards with work-integrated and applied learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensure Seneca graduates are career-ready.

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Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TW) is a modern, relevant high tech fashion week devoted solely to women’s wear. TW is home to Canada’s most iconic designers and the next generation of emerging talent. Toronto Women’s Fashion Week creates a national and international platform for Canadian designers including impactful runway presentations, showrooms, pop-up shops, emerging designer programs and industry panel discussions. TW is proudly made by and for Canadians to support Canadian talent and the Canadian fashion industry.


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