On February 8th the Textile Museum of Canada will present an exhibit titled Dare to Wear Love, which will feature African-inspired custom designs by renowned Canadian designers. The exhibition is named after the annual fundraising fashion show and gala that takes place during LG Fashion Week. Dare to Wear Love supports the Stephen Lewis Foundation and its efforts against HIV-AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
Started by Hoax Couture designers Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell, the yearly event is also proven to be fabulous way to support the talent of the Canadian fashion industry. Each year, a combination of 24 emerging and top Canadian designers used just six yards of custom print fabric from Africa to create the featured pieces in the fashion show. Starting next month, a number of these pieces can be viewed at the Textile Museum of Canada through until May 6th.
Photography : George Pimentel