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If you follow us on twitter you will have heard about our Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Style Party on September 7th, 2012. We are excited to announce that the event is now sold out but you can join our waitlist here: http://tiffstyleparty.eventbrite.com/. Read our invitation below:
Pat McDonagh Couture & Shopanthropic coordially invite you to the TIFF Style Party on September 7, 2012 for an evening of fine cocktails and fine fashion at the Pat McDonagh Couture Studio located in the heart of all the TIFF action in the Entertainment District.
For further information, please contact Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the event after the jump. We are excited and hope to see you there!
About the Hosts:
Pat McDonagh Couture:
Pat McDonagh is an England born Canadian designer who is known for her avant-garde design techniques and sense of youthful romanticism. Pat has received several awards including most notably the Lifetime Achievement Award presented at Toronto Fashion Week (2003) by the Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC).
With her red carpet-worthy designs, McDonagh has seen her pieces grace many celebrities, including songstresses Ella Fitzgerald and Carol Welsman, television personalities Diana Rigg and Tracy Melchor, actresses Deborah Kara Unger, Maria del Mar and Cher, prima ballerina Veronica Tennant, HRH the late Diana Princess of Wales and The Beatles. Most recently, McDonagh was the preferred label of Michaëlle JEAN, former Governor General of Canada, when she welcomed President Barack Obama to Canada.
Pat McDonagh is also one of the co-founders of what is currently known as the Fashion Design Council of Canada. Her philanthropic work as well as her contributions to the industry are a staple in the history and future of Canadian Fashion. Spring 2010 marked Pat McDonagh’s 40th year in the fashion business, and she continues to produce two full collections each year.
Launched in 2010, Shopanthropic is built on the belief that people can have a significant positive impact on the world through their purchases as they aspire to bring trendy ‘feel good’ designer products that are ethically-made, fair trade or eco-friendly.
Shopanthropic represent the unique creativity of a global network of artisans. Many of these artisans are women from some of the most deprived and disadvantaged communities, with very little opportunities for self-development and growth and in most cases, their work and their identity both remain uncounted or undercounted and unseen. Shopanthropic gives them a stage to share their stories, an ability to grow and the opportunity to better their lives and their communities.
At Shopanthropic, the mission is important but so are style trends. Shopanthropic has an eye out of current and upcoming colour and style trends around the world. The label is currently working with artisans and cooperatives in India, Nepal and most recently, Cambodia, with the launch of the new Bomb Shell Collection.