The destined-to-be-changed (four times) Toronto Fashion Week schedule has been announced

The destined-to-be-changed (four times) Toronto Fashion Week schedule has been announced

Our preliminary notes on Toronto Fashion Week 2012 

The schedule for Toronto Fashion Week has been released by the Fashion Design Council of Canada, with an exciting addition and some scheduling changes that will help with claustrophobic guests who don’t like being shuffled from big show to big show (we’re of course talking about the Mimrans). The big buzz is around TFW’s penultimate show on Friday March 16: Rad Hourani, the Jordan-born, Montreal-raised, Parisian designer is considered a huge “get” for the FDCC. Another huge change is the separation of Joe Freezy’s Joe Fresh from wife Kimberly Newport-Mimran’s Pink Tartan, with Joe Fresh closing March 14 and Pink Tartan showing before David Dixon on March 15—the pair usually present their collections back-to-back, leaving many to note the striking similarities between the two (and it just gets so busy that people complain too much). As always, the Holt Renfrew show opening festivities on Monday March 12 will be the season’s biggest ticket for socialite types, with Joe Fresh and Pink Tartan also hotly anticipated by the ladies-who-lunch. Finally, menswear line Ezra Constantine, from design duo Kirk Pickersgill and Steven Wong, will spin off into its own show separate from their womenswear collection Greta Constantine (still showing off-site), possibly indicating a larger collection? Naturally we’re excited for all the changes to come, but where’s young designer Amanda Lew Kee? Has she abandoned us for New York forever? Typical.