On Monday, 29th May 2017, Toronto’s fashion professionals came together at Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square for Fashion Group International’s annual mentor dinner.
The event started with a cocktails and networking session where I was introduced to some amazing professionals from the industry. The FGI team introduced themselves to me and then made sure I was introduced to the people with similar interests and fashion backgrounds.
I was introduced to my mentor for the night, Barb Atkin, Trend Forecaster & Retail Consultant. Barb is also the past Vice President, Fashion Direction of Holt Renfrew. I also had the opportunity to interact with Lainey Lui and many more amazing people from the industry.
George Pimental, Toronto’s very own Celebrity photographer shared about his MET gala & Cannes experience and how he caught Nicki Minaj’s exclusive photo at the Cannes red carpet this year.
After the mingling we headed for dinner where I got a chance to meet some other amazing designers and entrepreneurs on my table which was headed by Barb Atkin. We all discussed our backgrounds, successes and failures in the industry so far, Barb also gave us a great feedback on where we should place our brands in the future.
The theme of the night was re invention and few other mentors shared stories of reinventing themselves over the course of dinner.
Here is a video from the event: