With Hamilton Fashion Week just around the corner, I thought I would do a bit of a pre-cap of the schedule and the events that will be taking place. It is going to be a jam packed week of fashion, makeup and fun. I literally cannot wait any longer. The lovely Sharon from UndertheBlush and I will be blogging each event from a different point of view, to try and give you the full experience. Between the two of us there will be 10 posts following the events so be prepared for plenty of photos! Hamilton Fashion Week will be held from Monday June 16th to Saturday June 21st with different events happening each day.
Monday – The Opening Mixer 6-9 pm – Hosted by Acclamation, the opening night is an evening of excitement where you can mix and mingle with all of Hamilton’s fashion elite. All participants of Fashion Week are welcome.
Tuesday – The Discovery Night 6-9 pm – Various agents from the fashion and modelling industries will be in the house to scout out any potential talent. There will a runway contest so break out those heels! Hosted at Acclamation.
Wednesday – Hair & Makeup Expo 6-9 pm – A night filled with glamour and amazing talent, come out to see competitions where the greatest in hair and makeup design will have free reign to create a masterpiece. You can also stop by to get a free makeup application or to learn how to achieve the perfect look. Pigskin Pete will be on hand to MC a raffle supporting the Juravinski Cancer Centre and The Gelato Spot will be selling their amazing treats.
Thursday & Friday – Street Fashion Festival 6-9pm – James North will be bustling with live fashion events taking over the street. Designers from all over Hamilton will be showcasing their work in live mannequin exhibits and spontaneous guerrilla style fashion shows. There will be plenty of surprises so expect the unexpected.
Saturday – Street Fashion Festival 12-6pm & Gala Fashion Show 6-9pm – The street will be packed with more live fashion exhibits all afternoon leading up to the event of the year. A red carpet Gala Fashion Show located inside the historic Christ’s Church Cathedral. There will be approximately 80 different looks from Hamilton’s best designers and businesses including, Girl On The Wing, The Eye of Faith, Damsel Boutique, O’s Clothes, La Bichette, White Elephant, and Hawk & Sparrow. Tickets for the Gala are $10 and you can pick them up at James North General Store or any of the other participating businesses.
Hamilton Fashion Week is hopefully the first of many in celebrating the talent that we have in our city and providing them with a platform to share their passions. It is organized by Hamiltonians for Hamiltonians and has an event for everyone. Fashion Week is completely non-profit and all proceeds will go to the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Hamilton Food Share and the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre.