Officially Launched in Style: Ottawa Fashion Week F/W 2013

Ottawa – Where’s the hottest place to be this weekend? 

Well, any Fashionista in Ottawa worth her fur and sequins will tell you it’s the
Ottawa Convention Centre. This year’svenue to the 2013 Fall Winter season of Ottawa Fashion Week

On February 8 – 10, 2013, the capitalis once again transformed into a giant runway of spectacular fashion shows of designers from Ottawa and from all over the world. This season kicked off in high style and big excitement with a warm reception hosted by OFW’s Creative Director Bruno Racine at The Loft on Elgin Street.

Attended by notable members of the media (Ottawa Citizen, Daytime Ottawa, FAJO Magazine, Twenty York Street, etc.), esteemed sponsors and VIP, the launch party was a fabulous success and if this is any indication of what’s in store this upcoming weekend, OFW is sure to please the fashion discerning crowd and deliver the grit and glamour this city is hungry for.

All images in this post was provided by Katia Pershin, Owner of KATIA PERSHIN PHOTOGRAPHY
The Official Launch
A major partner last season, the National Capital Commission, represented by Senior Vice President Guy Laflamme, returns to welcome Ottawa Fashion Week as an official part of the Winterlude festivities for the second year in a row. 
Honourary Guest: Guy Laflamme, Senior Vice-President, National Capital Commission
Bruno Racine, OFW Creative Director, Ruby Cheng, OFW, Guy Laflamme, Senior Vice-President, National Capital Commission and Ottawa Media Personality Max Keeping
Arief Arun and Sonia Koller (not seen in photo), Otto‘s BMW, Major Sponsor of Ottawa Fashion Week with Hussein Rashid, Executive Director and Paul Valleta, CFO
Bruno Racine with CTV Personality and Designer LeeAnn Lacroix and
Measha Brueggergosman, internationally acclaimed soprano
The Notable Guests
Fadi Ghaby, CEO, SKYFALL BLUE and THANN Canada and Winner of the Ottawa Business Journal‘s Forty Under 40 Awards
Sid Cratzbarg, the Aristocrat of Scent with Rosario, Head Make-up Team, Smashbox
 FAJO Magazine’s Kate Ellis, Deputy Director
 Jackie Croner, Owner,Croner Agency and SMASHBOX, Official Sponsor of OFW
 Angie Sakla Seymour, Owner, Angie’s Models and Talent International (AMTI)
 Hussein Rashid, Executive Director and his lovely wide 
with Sid Cratzbarg, TV and Radio Personality

 Arief Arun, Owner, Otto‘s BMW, Major Sponsor of Ottawa Fashion Week

Kimberly McCarthy-Kearney, Head of Media Relations, OFW 
with the beautiful and talented photographer herself, 
Fadi Ghaby, CEO, SKYFALL BLUE with Katia Pershin and 
Malory Bertrand, Editor-in-Chief, EF Magazine
All images in this post was provided by Katia Pershin
The Show Details
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Tickets to the 3 day event can be purchased at Day passes include access to all designer shows and the boutique style marketplace for only $45 (plus fees and taxes). 
The Ottawa Convention Centre hosts the 9th Season of the Ottawa Fashion Week
55 Colonel By Drive Ottawa
Here’s a preview of the complete schedule and more information on the designers. Visit for more information and for more OFW Media Launch photos, visit Katia Pershin Photography in Facebook.
Ready, set, go?

Don  your shiniest of sequins and tallest of stilettos and sure to say hello to Twenty York Street at OFW!

ML of Twenty York Street with EF Magazine’s Malory Bertrand and
 Fadi Ghaby, SKYFALL BLUE and THANN Canada

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