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Program Advisory Council
The Program Advisory Council provides strategic council and support to the leadership team at the School of Fashion.
Krishna Nikhil, external link
Chief Merchandising Officer at SSENSE
Nikhil hopes to see the next generation of fashion creatives and leaders who fully reflect a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives.
Sage Paul, external link
Designer/Artistic Director, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto
Paul wishes to foster and support the next generation of conscious fashion creatives who are inclusive, generous and curious.
Brian A. Richards, external link
Co-Founder/Production & Art Director, THE COLLECTIONS + RESTFSN
Richards hopes the next generation of fashion creatives, conscientiously use fashion as a platform to engage in social discourse, making less ‘fashion statements’ and more political ones.
President, Town Shoes Limited
Turner hopes the next generation of fashion creatives solve the lifecycle problem! The timing of when product arrives in store and when the consumer needs or wants it, is drastically off in all parts of the apparel and footwear business.
Sector Development Office for Fashion and Design, City of Toronto
Belzak hopes the next generation of fashion creatives are poised to take advantage of the wide range of career opportunities that exist, to help grow the fashion industry in a sustainable manner, to ensure future prosperity and global success.
Aisha Fairclough, external link
TV Producer, Diversity Consultant and Body Image Advocate
Fairclough hopes the next generation of fashion creatives truly understand that diversity and inclusion isn’t a gimmick. It must be implemented across the board from designers to stylists, photographers, magazine editors and buyers. True change occurs when we all have a seat at the table.
Nina Boccia, external link
Director of Programs, Design Exchange
Boccia hopes the next generation of fashion creatives create stylish, ethically-made and sustainably-made clothing that is both accessible and inclusive.
President & CEO, Lynda Friendly and Associates Inc.
Friendly hopes to see the next generation of fashion creatives in the fashion industry focus more on the conception and development of new fabric technology, including but not limited to intelligent, interactive textiles, smart fabrics, wearable technology and wearable art.
Candice Chan, external link
Partner/Creative Director, CANDICE & ALISON INC.
Chan hopes the next generation of fashion creatives understand ‘affordable fashion’ doesn’t need to equal ‘fast fashion.’
Dr. Jill Andrew, external link
Educator & Community Advocate, Co-Founder of Body Confidence Canada
Dr. Andrew is excited to see how the next generation of fashion creatives will continue to design fashion through a lens of social responsibility, sustainability, access and diversity.