Do you ever wonder who the brains are behind your favourite designer labels? Or where their inspiration comes from? Join us at Milli Hamilton for three exciting nights and find out. Come and meet the designers behind three of Canada’s top evening-wear labels and enjoy their Spring Trunk Shows!
Thursday, February 8th
3 – 7PM
We very excited to have Narces’ Designer and Creative Director, Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi, joining us at Milli Hamilton! Living in Austria, Iran, and the UK before coming to Canada has enabled Yassemi to bring much of her cultured experiences to this Toronto-based evening wear label. Yassemi was first introduced to art, fashion, and design at a very young age. Her mother worked with the very talented British tailor, Victor Edelstein, who is often credited for creating some of Lady Diana’s most iconic pieces. Narces has not only made a name for itself in Canada, but the brand has also gained popularity in various other parts of North America, the Middle East, and Europe. Narces’ ultra feminine pieces are beyond elegant and have a beautiful look to them that can be recognized anywhere!
TARA REID IN NARCES
ELLEN WONG IN NARCES
Thursday, February 15th
3 – 7PM
Come and meet Toronto-based designer Lucian Matis at Milli Hamilton! Most recently known as the designer behind many of Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau’s looks, Matis is also often recognized from his time on the TV series, “Project Runway”. Matis grew up in Blaj, Romania and was first introduced to the world of fashion at his mother’s tailor shop. This is where his love of clothes and his knowledge of design began. After immigrating to Canada, Matis started his own fashion career in Toronto at Ryerson University. He has continued to grow his business in this very same city. Matis is the epitome of a “homegrown talent”. His pieces are beautifully delicate and intricate with a modern twist. We can certainly see why Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau continues to wear Lucian Matis!
SOPHIE GREGOIRE TRUDEAU IN LUCIAN MATIS
NELLY FURTADO IN LUCIAN MATIS
DANIELLE GRAHAM IN LUCIAN MATIS
Tuesday, March 27th
3 – 7PM
The minds behind the Toronto based ready-to-wear womenswear brand of Greta Constantine, Kirk Pickersgill & Stephen Wong, will be making a special appearance at Milli Hamilton! This Canadian duo are the perfect complimentary pair. With Pickersgill’s focus on practicality and Wong’s creativity based around whatever his imagination can achieve, this label has the best of both worlds. Their business may run out of Toronto, but their name has become known worldwide. With celebrities from Taylor Swift to Angelina Jolie sporting their looks on the red carpet, this Canadian creative team has a lot of knowledge to share! Often referred to as the “Jersey Boys of Toronto”, Pickersgill and Wong are surely an inspiration to both Canadian designers and fashion lovers alike.
CATHERINE ZETA JONES IN GRETA CONSTANTINE
KATY PERRY IN GRETA CONSTANTINE
JESSICA BIEL IN GRETA CONSTANTINE
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet some of Canada’s top designers and to shop their latest collections. We hope to see you there!