Toronto, Ontario – June 4, 2018 – Canada Fashion Group Inc. (CFG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Gingerich as their new Executive Director for both Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM*) and Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TW).
“We are very excited about Roger’s vision for both TOM* & TW,” said Mike Rustia, Board Chair of CFG. “His extensive knowledge of the national and international fashion industry will take our two fashion weeks to the next level.”
Roger comes to CFG with over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry across Canada. During this time, he has developed an incredible network in all aspects of the business of fashion in Canada and abroad. As an expert on CBC Radio and Television, the Regional Director for FGI Toronto, and the many other advisory boards he sits on, he is the perfect fit for this role. He is a believer in collaborations with like-minded players in fashion.
“Roger has been on the advisory board for both TOM* and TW since the inception eight seasons ago, and is a large part of our success as the second largest fashion week in North America, second only to NYC,” said Rustia.
“To take on a position that was lead for so many years by Jeff Rustia, I am honoured and humbled,” says Gingerich. “He was a passionate, talented man and we will miss his energy in the building. But, for Jeff, the shows must go on.”
Last season both TOM* & TW boasted six days of shows, 37 designers to an audience in excess of 36,000 at 1 Yonge St.
“We will be making some announcements in the following weeks regarding a new venue and revamped format to ensure our designers in Canada continue to have success not only in our country, but abroad as well,” said Gingerich.
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Canada Fashion Group operates the leading fashion weeks in Canada, engaging in collaborations with Universities, designers, brands and consumers.
TOM* TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK is the eighth men’s fashion week in the world. TOM* is the most influential platform in Canada for menswear designers and brands. TOM* is a semi-annual event showcasing Spring/Summer in August and Fall/Winter in Feb-March featuring cutting edge runway presentations, TOM* Talks, power brunches, industry meet n’ greets, trunk shows and showrooms. Finally, men’s fashion has a face and a name: TOM*
TW TORONTO WOMEN'S FASHION WEEK is a modern, relevant high tech fashion week devoted solely to women’s wear. TW is home to Canada’s most iconic designers and the next generation of emerging talent. Toronto Women’s Fashion Week creates a national and international platform for Canadian designers and is a fashion leader of forward initiatives, including Canada’s most impactful runway presentations, Showrooms, Pop up Shops, Emerging Designer Programs and industry panel discussions. TW is proudly made by and for Canadians to support Canadian Talent and the Canadian Fashion industry.