posted by on 17/06/14

Join us on June 24th for Fashion Licensing: The Road to Brand Growth & Global Reach, with guest speaker Jackee De Lagarde, Director of Global Licensing at Kate Spade New York. RSVP here:


posted by on 09/06/14

Tomorrow is the big day. See you at the SoHo House (192 Adelaide St W, Toronto) at 11AM sharp as Co-Regional Director, Jessica of Jessica Jensen Collection and member, Melanie of DaLish Cosmetics are hosting a sample sale that you won’t want to miss!


posted by on 03/06/14

May 27, 2014 – It was an evening with powerhouse panelists from Harry Rosen Inc.,McGregor Socks, Caulfeild Apparel, and Toronto Men’s Fashion Week. For more photos from the event, visit the Facebook gallery.


posted by on 12/05/14

Join us on May 27th for Menaissance: The Revival of Masculinity in Fashion, with guest speakers Harry Rosen, Michael Purkish, Jeff Rustia, and Rob Stanley. Moderated by Jennifer Lee Dawson and Roger Gingerich. RSVP here:

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posted by on 02/05/14

Join us and DW Alexander next Thursday for complimentary après-work cocktails and canapés. RSVP here: and join the event on Facebook.


posted by on 02/05/14

Thank you to our panelists at our recent event at the Thompson Hotel. Check back soon for photos from the evening.


posted by on 14/04/14


On March 25, Fashion and Branding Lawyer, Ashlee Froese, a partner at Gilbert’s hosted the first in a series of legal seminars for FGI.  This topic provided designers with an overview of how intellectual property laws can be used to protect a designers greatest asset: their creative ingenuity.  Challenging the assumption that there is no legal protection for fashion designs, Ashlee provided tips and strategies that enable designers to guard against fashion design piracy.  Ashlee’s fun and fresh approach to explaining the legal framework actually made the attendees excited about the law, which is no easy feat!  If you’re looking for more information on laws affecting the fashion industry, feel free to follow Ashlee’s website

posted by on 04/04/14

Fashion Group International Toronto
Friday, 4 April 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (EDT)
Toronto, ON

posted by on 04/04/14

On February 25, 2014, over one hundred fashion industry guests and media mixed and mingled at The Thompson Hotel’s 1812 Lounge and Wellington Ballroom. FGI Toronto held a panel of thought leaders for The Convergence of Fashion, eCommerce and Technology. Topics discussed included crowd funding, online marketplaces, omni channel, content marketing and affiliate marketing. Panelists included Amy Welsman, Marketing Director of Canada’s most crowd funded fashion brand Knixwear; Megan Vickell, Public Relations Manager of eBay Canada; Arati Sharma, Community Development Manager of Shopify; Randi Bergman, Online Editor of FASHION Magazine; and Ian Francis, Managing Director of Affiliate Traction Canada.


The next fashion technology event will take place fall 2014, so make sure you subscribe to the mailing list to stay in-the-know.

posted by on 11/01/14

Mary Symons

Mary Symons

Members are encouraged to join FGI Toronto on Tuesday, January 21 for the Annual General Meeting. Hosted by the Thompson Toronto Hotel, this multifaceted evening will include a review of 2013, an unveiling of 2014 plans, a speed networking plus a members dinner where we’ll bestow Mary Symons with our 3rd annual FGI Lifetime Achievement award.

Click here to download the 2014 proxy to cast your vote on new board members — every Executive Member is encouraged to vote. Come for any or all of the evening! RSVPs are required. Click here to register.

  • 5:00PM – Reception with Hors D’oeuvres in 1812 Lounge
  • 5:30 – 6:15PM – Presentation in The Wellington A Ballroom
  • 6:15PM – Speed Networking with the new FGI Board in 1812 Lounge
  • 7:00PM – Prix Fixe Dinner at Scarpetta* & Lifetime Achievement Award

Schedule subject to change.