Remember these names: Caitlin Power and Golnaz Ashtiani. Both up-and-coming Canadian designers with two distinct aesthetics set to present at Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2012.
Coming off of their big show at the Toronto Fashion Incubator’s New Labels 2011 gala back in April, Power and Ashtiani will reveal their new collections together under the tents on October 20 at 3:30PM.
Here the designers give us a first look before they take their first walk down the runway this week.
Golnaz Ashtiani, 2011 TFI New Labels winner
On her inspiration: “One of the greatest old Hollywood movies Roman Holiday.”
On the big day: “It’s very exciting; I like the fact that there are no limits and no expectations yet. This gives me the freedom to explore my creativity and offer a more cohesive statement.”
On her role models: “I look up to Jeremy Laing, for his strong presence in NYC; and Denis Gagnon, for his courage and persistence.”
On being nervous: “It feels exciting, nerve-racking, and a little overwhelming to be a fashion week virgin! I feel it’s the right time to show at Toronto Fashion Week as I just came out of the TFI New Labels competition, moved to Toronto [from Calgary], and am ready to create more buzz with my label.”