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Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

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

If you’re looking for a way to banish the winter blues and keep warm and cosy without bundling up head over to the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place for Toronto’s Vintage Clothing Show this weekend (March 7 & 8).  There’s a wealth of stalls with incredible vintage and retro fashion.  Who knows?  You might even find a great coat to help you bundle up elegantly against the snow, wind and ice!  For more details visit the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show...

Dress exhibitions and events this winter

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in General | 0 comments

  Check out our museum exhibitions and events pages for a wealth of dress related activity this winter.  It includes four days left to see the Street Style exhibition at Waterloo Regional Museum while The Politics of Fashion runs at the Toronto Design Exchange until the end of January.  For dance fans there’s Queen Charlotte’s Ball on January 17 while at the Bata Shoe Museum there are two shoe making...

Costume Society of Ontario AGM, November 15, 2014 at 1pm

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 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 ]. 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, have agreed to stand for re-election. While these...

Developments at the Fashion History Museum

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in General | 0 comments

The Fashion History Museum, run by Jonathan Walford and Kenn Norman has found a new home in a Cambridge former post office building, with funding from Arts Connect Cambridge and hopes to open in fall 2015.  For more details visit the article in The...

Fashion at the ROM this fall

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in General | 0 comments

The ROM has a great range of fashion activities this fall: Fashion for Real Life, 7 October 2014, 7pm Iconic fashion journalist Jeanne Beker hosts world-renown Canadian designer Izzy Camilleri,  Toronto based writer and nationally recognized advocate Barbara Turnbull, and structural engineer and co-founder of Stop-Gap Foundation Luke Anderson, as they explore the impact of adaptive design on the world of fashion and beyond. This event is in support of the exhibition Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting, which invites us all to think critically about the relationship between function and fashion in our daily lives. for more details and pricing visit the ROM website Adult course Fashion: the Evolution of...

Wealth of dress exhibitions this summer!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Babes and Bathers – the history of the swimsuit at Vancouver Maritime Museum There’s a wonderful selection of dress and textiles exhibitions on display this summer in Toronto, Ontario and beyond!  The Royal Ontario Museum has just opened Fashion Follows Form: Design for Sitting which explores the fascinating and challenging issue of designing clothing for wheelchair users and reveals the history of functional design that grounds this work.  Also on display are early Islamic Textiles in the exhibition Cairo Under Wraps. The Bata Shoe Museum presents Fashion Victims – the Perils and Pleasures of Dress in the 19th century which examines the darker side of fashionable dress in the...

CAFTCAD Sale 31 May 2014, Toronto

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in General | 0 comments

For all those who love a good costume sale there’s a great one coming up in Toronto this Saturday, 31 May 2014 9am-5pm. Don’t miss Toronto’s biggest and best sale featuring over 30 vendors selling a range of items from contemporary and vintage clothing to accessories used in some of your favourite film and television productions shot in and around Toronto as well as a selection of new clothing, handcrafted goods, samples, wardrobe supplies, and more! Pinewood Toronto Studios located at 225 Commissioners Avenue in Toronto will host our 13th Movie Wardrobe Sale! $5 admission at door Free for CAFTCAD Members, Children and Seniors. There is an ABM on...