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Reminder CSO AGM Saturday November 14 at 1pm

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in General | 0 comments

Don’t forget! Next Saturday (November 14) is the CSO AGM, held at the Textile Museum of Canada, and starting at 1pm. After the business meeting Alexandra Kim will be talking about The Dress Detective, which she co-authored with Ingrid Mida, and then there will be a guided tour of the Museum’s exhibition Home Economics: 150 Years of Hooked Rugs. If you’re a member and you haven’t received your AGM papers let us know. If you’re not a member and would like to join we’d love to hear from...

The Royal Tailor screening – Reel Asian Film Festival, Friday November 6

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in General | 0 comments

The Textile Museum of Canada is a community partner with the 19th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. The Museum is co-presenting a screening of The Royal Tailor on Friday November 6, 9.15pm, at the Art Gallery of Ontario . The festival takes place November 5 – 13 (downtown Toronto) and November 14 – 15 (Richmond Hill), showcasing the best of contemporary Asian cinema from across Canada and around the world. The Royal Tailor After 30 years of serving the king, Dol-seok, the royal tailor, only has a few months left until his expected promotion. When a new tailor, Gong-jin, a designer of hanboks (traditional garbs for courtesans), arrives...

CSO Annual General Meeting 2015 Saturday November 14, 2015, 1pm

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in General | 0 comments

The annual meeting of the CSO will take place  at a familiar venue, the Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Street [ just south of Dundas, east of University Avenue ], on Saturday November 14, 2015, starting at 1pm. The museum is easily accessible by transit and parking is located nearby. Come out and hear the latest news, reconnect with friends and fellow members and join in the delightful discovery of fashion and costume in all their various forms and discuss the impact on society and vice versa of clothing through the ages. We are pleased to announce that a number of the present Board, whose terms are up,...

CAFCAD movie wardrobe sale

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in General | 0 comments

Movie Wardrobe Sale- high end and unique fashion items from some of Canada’s top costume designers go on sale this Saturday, October 17. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pinewood Toronto Studios, 225 Commissioners Street [ South of Lake Shore Blvd, west of Carlaw ] Admission is $5- proceeds go to the Actors Fund of Canada. For more information visit...

Fashion History Museum opens July 1st!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in General | 0 comments

The FHM is located in the old post office of the former town of Hespeler at 74 Queen Street East, Cambridge, Ontario, and can be reached from the 401 via the Townline or Hespeler road exits. Starting July 1, the museum will be open regular hours Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Tours can be booked by appointment. Museum gallery phone 519 654-0009 Our opening exhibition in gallery one ‘Treasures from the Collection’ will feature some of the rarest and most interesting pieces from the collection including: what may be the oldest extant European-made shoe worn in North America, a paper corset, and a suit designed for Eva Peron. In gallery two ‘Back to the...

2015 Annual Veronika Gervers Memorial Lecture at Royal Ontario Museum Tuesday June, 23, 7-8pm

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in General | 0 comments

Free. RSVP Required. The Indian Ocean has been called the “Cradle of Globalization.” From ancient times, people and goods moved around the shores of this vast region stretching from Indonesia in the East to Africa in the West.  Everywhere, the most highly desired trade item were the printed cottons made in India. With their vivid colours and beautiful patterns, these Indian cottons caused a fashion sensation in Europe, too, after 1600. This lecture explores the ROM’s unknown, early collection of Indian cotton textiles that were traded to Egypt in medieval times. It considers their intriguing designs and how they were made, and places them within the wider Indian Ocean...

Spadina Museum Gatsby Garden Party

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in General | 0 comments

You may have heard that there will be a little bit of competition to attend Spadina Museum’s Gatsby Garden Party on June 28th in Toronto this year!  The Party’s Facebook page currently has 52,000 interested people and counting!  If you’d like to go the tickets go on sale tomorrow; do make sure to get your ticket before they’re all gone and register for the Costume Competition as well.  The following information from Spadina Museum should help to avoid disappointment: To all Gatsby Garden Party Fans, We are pleased to announce that tickets to the Gatsby Garden Party at Spadina Museum will go on sale, Tuesday, June 2 at 12...

Dior and I

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in General | 0 comments

The award winning film, Dior and I, is coming to Toronto this summer.  The film follows the creation of Raf Simons first haute couture collection for the famous fashion house.  The film will be shown at Bloor Docs cinema, on Bloor Street in June.  For further details, including dates, times and prices, visit the cinema website.  ...