The Vanguard launch was about individual fashion – each guest wore a fashion statement suited to their hair, face and what they were wearing. Torontoartsandevents! Captured some of those fashions for you!
The Vanguard Launch was launched on Monday March 28, 2022 at Toronto’s Carlu. The Red Carpet was hosted by Reality Actor ‘Auntie Jillian’ Danford while the showcase of Music and Fashion was showcased by fashion entertainment host, Glen Baxter, Special Advisor Vanja Vasi of Fashion Arts Toronto, Special Advisor Gail McInnes (The Style Box) and Curator Shawn Cuffie (Black Diamond Ball). This event was inspired by fashion red carpets and a portion of the ticket sales went to Dream Legacy Foundation housing program and CAMH mental health awareness. The event was made possible by its sponsors FACTOR, Dream Legacy Foundation and ArtXperiential Projects.
According to a press release, invited guests included, Emmanuel Kabongo Fefe Dobson, Tyler Shaw, Marieme, Nessa Lilly DJ Evalicious, Alicia Dea Josipovic, Erin Davis, JayJay Kings, Sofonda Cox, Charles Lu (Fashion Art Toronto), Patricia Jaggernauth, Sage Paul (Director – Indigenous Fashion Week), Jon Ogah, Brandon Gonez, Buguatti Bonsu, Simone Denny, Mana Mansour, FRNKE, Justin Wu, Domanique Grant, Lisa Kisber, Dani Doucette, Pastel Supernova, Susan Langdon (ED- Toronto Fashion Incubator), Velvet Code, Sarah Power, DevoDLive , Ish Morris, Anna Diop and Cory Lee.
The entertainment included: Opera singer Christina Smith, Marieme, Sofonda Cox, Lady Pista, Afrobeats singer Jon Ogah, Afro-rhythm/Pop artist Bugatti Bonsu, R&B singer Frnke, DJ Evalicious, DJ Tanner and DJ Donovan.
Check out the photos of the individual fashion statements expressed in the red carpet
The Vanguard launch was an inspiring event in support of worthy causes. @thevanguard_int #thevanguardint #fashion #Torontofashion
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