UBC, SFU, and UofT join together for annual University Fashion Week

Mar 20 2018, 10:15 pm

This year, from Wednesday, March 28 to Friday, March 30, the University Fashion Week (UFW) will take place at Simon Fraser University and two other participating universities across Canada.

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), and the University of Toronto (UofT) will all be participating.

For UBC and UofT, it’s their second and first year (respectively) participating in the festivities. SFU has been the long-standing participant for five straight years.

When UFW founder Kayode Fatoba, a Health Science Alumni from Simon Fraser University, started the event he envisioned a platform where students had a chance to grow, learn, and become more involved in fashion.

Dio Wong, Creative Director for the Fashion Week at SFU, hopes to create an opportunity for young professionals while pushing forward the landscape of Canadian fashion.

The participants see it as a chance to highlight multiculturalism and social advocacy in their community. Local designers will show off their clothing lines, a way of promoting grassroots interest through show and e-commerce platforms.

For the three-day festival, all schools typically follow the same format. The first day includes networking and meeting industry connections, helping to foster growth in the community. The second day includes keynote presentations, while the final day boasts a multicultural fashion show, filled with both up-and-coming and seasoned designers.

The three-day event begins on Wednesday, March 28 with the main fashion show taking place on Friday, March 30.

Simon Fraser University Fashion Week

When: Friday, March 30

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Simon Fraser University – 8888 University Drive
Tickets: Available online, $25

University of British Columbia Fashion Week

When: Friday, March 30

Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Liu Institute Multi-Purpose Room, UBC – 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online, $25

University of Toronto Fashion Week

When: Friday, March 30

Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: University of Toronto – 27 King’s College Circle, Toronto
Tickets: Available online, $25

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