With UFashion’s annual spring charity fashion show happening tomorrow (already!), we’ve created a line up of the shops from around Toronto that are sponsoring us and lending clothes for the event. Here are the first three: Over the Rainbow, Féroce, and Cabaret Vesture.
Known as the “country’s largest denim emporium”, Over the Rainbow has been a staple of the Bloor-Yorkville shopping district since 1975. Showcasing denim from over 30+ brands in styles, sizes, and washes to fit every jeans-enthusiast’s tastes, the store carries hard-to-get Citizens of Humanity Premium Vintage Line and Made and Crafted by Levi’s. Over the Rainbow boasts knowledgeable staff who can provide one-on-one fittings or alterations to make sure every pair fits like a dream. Now its fourth time sponsoring the UFashion spring charity show, we welcome Over the Rainbow back to our runway.
Féroce is an online clothing store run by Michelle and Lila Nguyen, a mother and daughter team based in Toronto. They strive to deliver looks that will allow their customers to dress as fiercely as they feel. With a large selection of dresses, blouses, and bottoms ready for a night out, Féroce is perfect for the style conscious student looking to flaunt what she’s got.
Cabaret Vesture was founded in summer 2014 by two University of Toronto students, Haakem Bajwa and Parham Chinikar, with the idea of only creating garments they’d wear and that would make them happy. Adopting the work ethic of artists, the pair allows their interests to wander and appear in their clothes, not limiting themselves to any one trend or aesthetic. The recent Winter/Spring 2015 collection is comprised of updated basics - hoodies and t-shirts with an added bit of flair for a more sophisticated daily look. Their motto, “Attire Made to Impress… Boundlessly” encompasses the lack of constraint on their vision and in their clothes.
To keep up with all things Cabaret Vesture, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.
Check out the Facebook event for the Spring Charity Fashion show here. Tickets are available until Thursday at the UC Lit for $10, and at the door for $15.