Fashion Walks & Tame the Slippery Beast

Toronto Film School walks the centre aisle, internationally acclaimed fashion designer Linda Lundstrom sews up a storm and Lorna Rae tames the slippery beast…

Fashion Walks with The Designers of Tomorrow!

Toronto Film School

Toronto Film School

Join the Toronto Film School (formerly Academy of Design) as it takes over the centre aisle at Creativ Festival to present a selection of bright emerging designers and their beautiful creations. This flash-mob style fashion show will feature the work of students and alumni from the Toronto Film School’s award winning Fashion Design Diploma program. For more about the Toronto Film School and its programs visit

Fashion Walks! – It’s new… and an all time first! Centre Aisle – Fri 12:15

Get fabric therapy with Linda Lundstrom & catch glimpses into her upcoming fall workshops!

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Linda Lundström

Linda Lundström is a Canadian fashion icon and award-winning entrepreneur. Her experience spans several decades in the Apparel Industry, designing and building the Linda Lundström brand and a state-of-the-art Canadian lean manufacturing facility. She has been recognized with many awards by the fashion industry, business and manufacturing sectors, educational institutions and the community. These include Designer of the Year Award, City of Toronto, Canada Award for Business Excellence, YWCA Woman of Distinction and three Honorary Doctorates to name a few. Linda continues to design her ‘L’ collection and is a sought-after inspirational speaker.

Fabric: Waste Not, Want Not

Linda Lundström in her studio.

Linda Lundstrom in her studio.

Like any investment good quality fabric should not to be wasted. Designers use 75% of the fabric, the rest is excess. See how to use up 100%! Join Linda for a session loaded with secrets to bring your fabric leftovers back into the garment. Get tips to add depth and detail, create interest and appealing silhouettes, plus creative ideas for matching accessories.

Fashion Arts Stage – Fri 11:30

 Creating Your Own Designer Fabrics

Create your own designer fabric.

Create your own designer fabric.

Do you have that uncontrollable urge to collect more fabric, combined with the fear of cutting into it? Linda has the cure for “fabric-itis”. Discover inspiring techniques to create your own fabric statements as Linda shares ideas on how to combine fabrics, sentimental garments, scarves, ribbons, yarn and other odds and ends. See how to “re-purpose” to make a new creation and add designer accents to your garments!

Fashion Arts Stage – Sat 11:30  

 Sewing with Japanese Paper

Sewing with Japanese paper.

Sewing with Japanese paper.

In 2011, Linda created “Washi off the Wall”, an exquisite collection of floating walls and interior accessories, for The Japanese Paper Place. Now she wants to share with you, an appreciation for traditional Japanese papers, their versatility and endless creative applications. Dreamy, light and durable, these papers made from renewable plant fibres, allow light to filter in to interior spaces. Come get inspired as Linda shares thoughts on beautiful and unique window dressings, floral bouquets and paper sculpture.

Room 105 – Fri 1:30 / Sat 2:30


Lorna Rae

This custom clothier is owner of Blue Heron Stitchery and an award-winning wearable artist. Lorna teaches sewing techniques and fitting classes and is a certified Islander Sewing Systems® instructor. She has a Textile Art Certificate from St. Lawrence College. With Lorna, you can expect the unexpected in each garment she creates, be it classic or modern-day edgy.

Taming the Slippery Beast

Taming the Slippery Beast

Taming the Slippery Beast

The appeal of satin, chiffon, lace, silky fabrics and velvet is hard to resist but they can be difficult fabrics to handle. Join bridal sewing expert Lorna, loaded with samples and tricks of the trade as she discusses  how to work with these fussy but fabulous fabrics.

Room 104 – Fri 12:30 / Sat 12:30

 Sewing with Hand-Dyed Batik Rayon

Hand Dyed Batik Rayon

Hand Dyed Batik Rayon

Lots of tips and tricks for working with drapey fabrics, including prewashing, garment care, pattern choice, pattern layout, stabilization, needles, thread, and more. Lorna takes Batik Rayon beyond the beach with exciting ideas for other garments!

Room 104 – Fri 2:30 / Sat 2:30

 Show Information

  • Creativ Festival, International Centre, Entrance 1, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON Canada L4V 1E8
  • Free parking! Friday, April 24 – 10am to 7pm & Saturday, April 25 – 10am to 6pm. Get in early at 9am with advance tickets and e-tickets.
  • All sessions are free with admission and no pre-registration required! Buy advance tickets now.

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