Toronto, April 6, 2015 – Toronto’s Fashion Week is known for celebrating Canadian talent, but Holt Renfrew took the opportunity to squeeze in some time for emerging Sicilian designer and Creative Director of Ungaro – Mr. Fausto Puglisi. The retailer scheduled a whirlwind of events that celebrated his eponymous Spring 2015 collection including an off-site evening party which we had a chance to attend, a private luncheon hosted by Sylvia Mantella, and a personal appearance at Holt Renfrew Bloor flagship store.
In welcoming the ‘IT’ designer for his premiere Canadian visit, an intimate group of 200 guests including high value clients, press and influencers gathered at The Gates (66 Gerrard St. E.) for the exclusive underground party. Guests were lead through a hidden alley to discover a deconstructed space with exposed brick and beams accented with bold graphic prints from the designer’s latest collection and monitors streaming the Milan runway show.
As the exclusive retailer, Holt Renfrew is proud to have launched Fausto Puglisi in Canada. Described by peers and the international press as “vibrant,” “visionary” and “unapologetic,” Holts congratulates him on creating such beautiful garments that inspire creativity and bold expression.
Photo credit: Jenna Marie Wakani and George Pimentel