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A Toronto-based label specializing in elegant eveningwear and after five attire. Self-taught designer and creative director, Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi, brings international flair to her ethereal creations. Yassemi’s flirty approach to evening dresses has positioned NARCES on the international stage, setting runways ablaze in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.


TOMÉ specializes exclusively in designing one-of-a-kind, personalized couture gowns. From traditional, classic wear to futuristic, cutting edge designs for bridal, evening, day wear and special occasions. Each gown is designed in order to suit the requirements and personal needs of the individual client. The innovative design team at TOMÉ Dress Salon creates couture gowns using traditional and contemporary colour palettes that is complimented by exquisite hand-beading, crystals, pearls and ornate embroidery. TOMÉ: Focusing on superb structure and fit for the modern women.


A Paris-educated, Montreal-based label by the Egyptian designer Maram Aboul Enein. The collection is dreamy, playful and moody, with pieces that intricately merge traditional craftsmanship techniques like leather quilting and embroidery with unconventional design and opulent furs. With a story behind each piece and collection, Maram’s inspirations lie in the unknown, the forbidden and the abandoned.


His overriding theme is quiet elegance. Simplified silhouettes give him the freedom to explore with colour and textiles. Whether it’s creating signature fabrics or searching the globe for new fabrications, Dixon’s clothing combines luxury with functionality and fantasy with sensibility.


A Toronto-based luxury menswear label created by award winning Canadian designer Ross Mayer. Inspired by high street style, coupled with a young, cool, carefree vibe, the collection blurs the boundaries between casual and chic, masculine and feminine.


Mani is the self-titled Toronto-based fashion designer’s approach to melding Mani’s South Asian heritage with her Canadian upbringing. Jassal’s eclectic collections are breaking boundaries and are becoming widely recognized – and in demand – throughout the world.


is the private label of Mikael Derderian – an exacting craftsman whose designs capture both the eye and imagination. Inspired by architecture and works of art, his collections intertwine myriad cultural influences from Montreal to Beirut, Italy and France. The result is accomplished excellence that knows no boundaries.


understands that there is power in a well-made suit. A menswear boutique in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, King & Bay is celebrating the art of dressing well, and elevating the custom clothing experience to a new level for discerning men interested in style.


is a renowned Toronto jewelry designer known for the precious and semi-precious stone clusters that make her collections brilliant. Known as the “Stone Angel” of jewelery, Tesolin’s pieces capture light and intensity with luxuriously bold pieces.


stays true to his personal style with an ever-changing collection of statement jewelery that have adorned celebrities and magazine covers across the world. Inspired by the glamorous sirens of Hollywood’s golden era, Jewels by Alan Anderson is Canada’s definitive couture fashion jewelery house.


has helped Canadians put their best foot forward since 1972. For spring 2018, ALDO’s collection embraces embellishments – elevating your a.m. to p.m. style with glammed-up spins on evening silhouettes and sporty essentials.


famously outfitted Gord Downie’s intricate leather and feather trimmed hats for The Tragically Hip’s final Canadian tour. Karyn Ruiz’ vintage techniques and modern designs are quickly becoming iconic and establishing Lilliput Hats as one of Canada’s preeminent milliners.


stunning and unique cufflinks help complete a look and dress up any moment. From formal to casual, classic to playful, the collection from former Toronto Bay Street banker Chris Zownir is designed to suit any personality on any occasion


is the world’s leading professional makeup authority. With unrivalled expertise in makeup artistry, MAC is at the forefront of fashion trendsetting. With unstoppable hues and palette perfection, MAC is the ultimate colour authority.


is a luxury hair salon brand specializing in the art of free-hand hair painting and balayage. Located in Toronto’s two distinct style neighbourhoods: Queen West and Yorkville – the Salons are known for luxury, sophistication and effortlessly-chic hair.


is founded on the principle that art is movement. The ZOFF woman is courageous, intelligent, witty and fearless in her approach to self-love. Created by Mississauga designer Michael Zoffranieri, each piece in the ZOFF collection tells a story and fulfills a dream.

NimiNimi Scarves

Nimi Nanji-Simard’s line of luxurious silk scarves go far beyond fashion. Hand-rolled in Italy, the vibrant creations feature intricate designs that tell a story and spread the gift of giving. Nanji-Simard has partnered with NYGH to sell scarves at Heart of Fashion 2018, donating 30% of proceeds to the redevelopment of NYGH’s Cancer Care Unit. In addition, the Nanji Family Foundation will be matching donations made through NimiNimi scarf sales at the event.

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Amazing Night,
Incredible Food

Sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, decadent indulgences and luscious little plates are just a part of the culinary wizardry created by the Chef Tony LOSCHIAVO at l’Eat Catering – official caterer of Heart of Fashion. Guests can look forward to mouthwatering delights that are beautifully curated and prepared with love.