Friday Harbour to host second CAFA ‘fashion collective series’

Friday Harbour announces the return of its signature summer event highlighting Canada's top fashion talent.


Following the debut success of the 2021 Friday Harbour Fashion Collective Series, Friday Harbour has announced the return of its signature summer event highlighting Canada's top fashion talent.

Set on the stunning shores of Lake Simcoe, the Pier will transform into an open-air fashion runway featuring a line-up of designers and brands curated by the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA).

The Fashion Collective Series spans two weekends, August 12th to August 14th and August 19th to August 21st with live fashion shows each Saturday at 7:00 pm. Weekend programming will include live music and entertainment, and a pop-up retail market featuring apparel, accessories, and lifestyle vendors.

"When we hosted our first Fashion Collective Series at Friday Harbour in the summer of 2021, we knew we were onto something magical. Providing a platform for Canadian designers, models, retailers and brands to showcase their talent was truly a one-of-a-kind experience. We are thrilled to be partnering with CAFA once again to host this year's guests and welcome residents, the local community, and beyond to discover our vibrant destination," says Hani Roustom, CEO of Friday Harbour.

The Fashion Collective Series is open to the public with complimentary programming and advanced ticketed options which include preferred runway fashion show seating and an after-party at Friday Harbour's Beach Club waterfront restaurant. Visitors to Friday Harbour can also enjoy the resort's signature attractions; the Nature Preserve, The Nest golf course, marina, and a collection of restaurants and retail on the Promenade.

"CAFA is thrilled to partner again with Friday Harbour on this exciting series that not only creates awareness and support for our Canadian retailers and brands but also provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with new communities and consumers. Friday Harbour offers a stunning setting to showcase some of our best design talent," says CAFA's president Vicky Milner.

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