OTTAWA FASHION WEEK TO PARTNER WITH THE NATIONAL CAPITAL COMMISSION FOR THE AUTUMN/WINTER 2012 SEASON
Fifth anniversary season to be featured on the Winterlude 2012 Calendar of Events
Ottawa, ON- Less than three months after the conclusion of another successful season, the Ottawa Fashion Week Council is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Capital Commission (NCC) and its inclusion on the 2012 Winterlude Festival Calendar. As a long time supporter and nurturer of local talent, it is only fitting that Ottawa Fashion Week aligns itself with one of Ottawa-Gatineau’s longest standing traditions.
"The NCC is pleased to welcome Ottawa Fashion Week as part of Winterlude’s growing family of partners and to showcase Canadian designers”, said Guy Laflamme, Senior Vice-President, Capital Experience, Communications and Marketing of the NCC. ”Winterlude is an integral part of winter in the region, and with the addition of events such as Ottawa Fashion Week, it will continue to grow and enhance the Capital’s vibrancy.”
The fifth anniversary of Ottawa Fashion Week (OFW) will be taking place from February 16thto 19th in the Governor General Ballroom at the Westin Hotel (11 Colonel By Drive). In keeping with Ottawa Fashion Week’s mandate of promoting arts and culture in the City of Ottawa, the change in venue allows both out of town guests and citizens of the Nation’s Capital to experience another one of Ottawa’s beautiful historic buildings.
"65% of our guests are from out of town. Apart from fashion, we want to be able to expose our guests to the beauty of Ottawa,” said OFW Public Relations Director, Christine Achampong. “In terms of venues, we were lucky to have a lot of options to choose from but I was delighted when we finally decided upon the Westin Hotel. It’s in the epicentre of the city ̶we really lucked out.”
Each season, thousands of fashion and art lovers take part in the Ottawa Fashion Week festivities. The event would not be possible without the generous support of our major event sponsors: Le Spa and The Loft Ottawa, L’Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase Paris and 24Hrs and the Ottawa Sun.
Tickets and a full calendar of events will be available via our website (www.ottawafashionweek.ca) in the New Year.
Photo by Ming Wu