Collingwood Fashion Week SEPTEMBER 27TH - OCTOBER 1ST

About Fashion Week

The new initiative is a week- long, professionally executed event, from Monday, September 27 to Friday, October 1; setting the stage to showcase the truly world-class fashion and beauty experience found in Collingwood’s historic downtown. Celebrating and featuring the fashion and beauty retailers, it will connect this sector to the already well-positioned tourist draw of the arts, culture and culinary sector.

Planned is a selection of three to four micro events each day at local stores, restaurants, outdoor on the street and live in windows along with a mid-week expert panel focusing on sustainability and ethical production. These mid-week initiatives will include in-person shows, panel discussions, trunk shows, demonstrations, personal styling, and more.

Guest services and access to all events will be two-fold – in-person, centrally located in the heart of downtown and through an on-line hub that will allow guests to navigate through the various presentations and events and customize their Fashion Week experience. From intimate sessions to larger scale shows – from basic, eco-friendly sustainable fashions to one of a kind designer offerings …. All accessible in a historic, small downtown environment.

Fashion Week Sсhedule

September 28-October 1st

Book an appointment to get a personal fashion styling and to receive a professional glamour shot!

Come and be a supermodel for the day! We are holding a ‘Glamour Shot’ photoshoot for opportunity for clients at Coriander Style. Advanced booking is required for 15 minute sessions with our fashion photographer and her crew. It will be a lot of fun, with music, blowing fans and a comfortable approach to all things fashion. We celebrate body positivity at Coriander and encourage everyone to give it a try. There is no charge for this event and our ‘supermodel’ clients will receive a professionally shot photograph after the event. Appointment spaces are limited so book yours soon by emailing: [email protected]

We are also hosting a trunk show for the Canadian designer Shannon Passero. Shannon will be on hand to talk about her latest collection and help you put together a great look for fall. We will be bringing in extra stock of her collection and there will be a gift with each purchase made during the event.

Email [email protected] to book
6:00-8:00pm

Metra’s Fashion Fun
Join Metra and their team on Tuesday September 28th from 6-8pm for an in-store fashion show. Metra brings high fashion to the small town of Collingwood where urban meets rural. Collingwood has chic restaurants and bars and a lively art scene; all perfect venues to express your style. At Metra you will find outfits from everyday denim and casual tops to classy cocktail dresses and work attire. Tickets are by a donation of over $10, so join us to learn and shop as we show you what’s new for women this fall

Tickets Required / By Donation - $10 minimum

Elevated Shopping at Lemonwood
Visit Lemonwood on Wednesday September 29th from 12-4 and enjoy a high end shopping experience. With drinks, snacks and live models, this experience is rare and will truly be special. Mark it on your calendars now, you don’t want to miss out.

Free Event

Please join Elaine and Erin Dickinson at Elaine Dickinson’s Store on Wednesday, September 29th from 11am - 4pm for a fun day of fashion featuring Canadian Designer Frank Lyman.  Frank Lyman’s very own Sales Representative Krystina will be here to show you the hottest styles from Denim to Special Occasion Wear.  Enjoy the open house with live models and enter into a draw to WIN A FREE OUTFIT from FRANK LYMAN.  

Free Event

An event not to be missed! Coriander and Black Bellows are partnering to bring CFW an exciting night of fashion and beer. This time we celebrate men’s intimate apparel as 10 local gents strut their stuff throughout a favourite local brew pub modelling the latest SAXX underwear designs. Expect to be tempted with custom cocktails brewed specifically for the event and be the first to purchase the latest SAXX offerings.

Black Bellows will open their doors for ticket holders at 6pm and the show will begin at 7pm. All funds raised during the event will benefit My Friend’s House.

Tickets Required / By Donation - $10 minimum, Capacity 60 tickets

Cora’s European Fashion Adventure

Stop in at Cora Couture on Wednesday September 29th from 4-6pm. Together with Blink Eyewear, we invite you to enjoy champagne and nibbles while you see our latest fall-inspired garments created for comfort, intrigue and beauty. We will also be offering Cosmetic Consulting to have you feeling your absolute best going into this new season. Tickets are by a minimum donation of $10, make sure to stop by for this unforgettable experience and enjoy some champagne and nibbles.

Tickets Required / By Donation - $10 minimum
10:30am-2:30pm

VAIYA is thrilled to welcome Guru for a special trunk show event. Get your pick of beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces made from upcycled Indian saris, including a special promotion on their fabulous kimonos, as well as other in-store specials!

Free Event

Try on any piece from the FIG collection and get entered into a draw to win a FIG outfit!

Stop by Awear on Thursday September 30th from 10-5:30 for their FIG Try-On event. Try on any piece from the FIG collection and get entered into a draw to win a FIG outfit! At Awear we are all about sustainability and the feel of our clothing. FIG is at the cutting edge of luxe eco fabric development. Come experience it yourself. This event is something you don’t want to miss

Free Event

Bishop Botanicals is a plant-based & certified cruelty-free botanical beauty brand that will help nourish, revitalize and transform your skin, hair, body & soul with uncomplicated ingredients acquired from nature. Crafted in small batches in the heart of downtown Collingwood & created by mother & daughter. Nicole Bishop is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal with a Fine Arts Degree where she majored in Art History. As a tarot reader, body art artist & one half of Bishop Botanicals, she has a passion for art, skincare & all things mystical. Her mission is to give people the tools & support they need to find guidance & clarity as they follow their true path & feel good while doing it.

Nicole is known for her intuitive henna creations & does not refer to a book of designs. Her style involves working with the desired type of illustration a person requests (if any) & then her own interpretation of it based on the person's energies. If you have something specific you would like created please bring an image to your appointment or have a reference ready. Past creations to get a sense of her style can be found on the Bishop Botanicals Instagram page or her Nicole Bishop's account.

*Henna powder used is always organic BAQ (body art quality) & the paste is made in-house with simple plant-based ingredients. Jagua gel is also certified organic & plant-based.

Email [email protected] or DM on instagram @bishopbotanicals to book your henna session / Sessions will be held in the shop at 231 Hurontario Street

Our mission at Shea Organics is to bring you, and the world love. We provide love by introducing stunning products that are made sustainably and organically. To keep you and the environment - sustainably beautiful. Book a time to meet with us and to receive a complimentary consultation and customized skincare plan. Consultations will be done by Graydon Moffat; skincare expert with an award-winning natural skincare line. 

Email [email protected] or DM @sheaorganicscanada to book your consult
4:00-6:00pm

Book your ticket for the Sustainability Panel at the Simcoe Street Theatre on Thursday September 30th from 4-6pm. With speakers like Kathryn Boese, Graydon Moffat and Shay Riordan, this is not an event you want to miss. September 30th is also the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we encourage you to pick up an orange shirt in store or online from one of our local retailers to support an Indigenous cause close to your heart. All proceeds from this event go towards the charity Water First, which helps bring clean water to Indigenous reserves across Canada. Attendees of this event will have a chance to win a Soggy Puffin water bottle which encourages sustainable substitutes to the plastic water bottle. Soggy Puffin is the distributor of soulbottles whose Canadian collection features two bottles designed by an Indigenous artist.  Make sure to come to this event to Learn about sustainability and ethical production in fashion and beauty.
You’ll hear from industry leaders as well as a few of our local business owners who are making conscious choices. Tickets are $40 and will sell out quickly, don’t miss out!

Speakers:
Kathryn Boese (Guru)
Graydon Moffat (Graydon)
Shay Riordan (Shea Organics)
Jessie Strype (Blink Eyewear)
Nicole Bishop (Bishops + Hughes)
Cathy Brown (Metra/ Awear)

Snacks by: Press Market and Bad Vegan
Drinks by: Blue Mountain Tea

Tickets Required / $40
3:00pm-5:00pm

Becker Shoes and Blundstone will be showing the latest in Fall Footwear from 3pm- 5pm! Stop by to see the living windows, try the boot-toss game and learn about Collingwood's favourite pull-on boot!

No ticket required

Stop by Brabary on October 1st  from 11-4 for an elevated shopping experience. With live models, take home treats, and enter a draw to win a complimentary bra fitting and free bra and panty set. This special experience is not something to miss. Make sure to drop in, browse the new arrivals and enjoy the event!

Free Event

Collingwood’s Posh Shoppe invites you to join them on Friday October 1st from 4-6pm for their in-store APRES SKI PARTY with a signature Apres Ski cocktail, fashion show and giveaways. The POSH Shoppe is Collingwood’s most unique and inviting boutique for women and men. Offering great fashions from unique designers all over the world. You’re going to get dressed anyways might as well have fun with it! This show will focus on showcasing the latest men’s and women’s Apres Ski fashion and serving up Apres Ski libations and snacks. Tickets are by a minimum donation of $10, we look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets Required / By Donation - $10 minimum

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Venue & Info

Downtown Collingwood is positioned as a unique destination that combines refreshing, stylishly smart offerings in an authentic, evolving environment that people enjoy discovering. The downtown provides a walkable gathering place with unique shops and speciality dining. It provides an appreciation for historic preservation while also being trendy and enjoyable to explore.

Centrally positioned within a regional trading area of 45,000 plus, the Town of Collingwood is just an hour and a half northwest of the greater metropolitan area of Toronto, on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay. It is one of the fastest growing recreational areas in Ontario with year round activities for visitors to experience.