Make a Move
The ninth annual Chinese Family Services of Ontario fundraising gala, a design awards show dubbed Fashion On The Move 2005 , is slated for June 11 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you're interested in winning some sweet cash prizes, submit your application for the contest, along with your design sketches, supporting documents and fees, to Chinese Family Services by 6 pm, April 11. (416) 979-8299 ext 225, www. canadianfashionda. com.
You probably already watch Fashion File and FT, but If you've ever wanted to sneak a peek at the high-drama shenanigans that go on backstage at a fashion show live - well, sort of - join the students from the Humber College fashion program Wednesday (April 13) for their spring fashion runway event, In The Raw: A Fashion Show In The Making (the Church at Berkeley, 315 Queen East). Designers from all over the country are featured, including home-grown heroes Cincyn and P.O.W. , and all event proceeds support Look Good, Feel Better, a national public service program helping women living with cancer. 6:30 pm. $20. 416-203-3267.
Same night, different school, kick it at the Carlu (444 Yonge, seventh floor), where Seneca College's school of fashion and merchandising will host its annual fashion show, Redefining Design . The event showcases original creations by graduating students from the fashion arts and design program. 6 pm. $20. 416-491-5050 ext 6851, www.fashionschool.ca.
For some serious Garden-of-Eden-style fashion fun, score tickets to FACE 's (Family Abuse Crisis Exchange) fifth annual fundraiser, entitled Splendour , next Thursday, April 14, at the Distillery District's Fermenting Cellar. Hosted by FT's Jeanne Beker , the night features designer eye candy from labels such as Mackage , David Dixon , Bustle Clothing , Peros, 2(X)ist , Sister Underwear and Town Shoes , silent auctions and raffles, and even modelling services provided by Toronto firefighters! (Which leads me to say the inevitable: I'm on fire - do you put out?) 7 pm. $75. Tickets online at www.face1. org, or call 416-787-0800.