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About OFW



Ottawa Fashion Week (OFW) is a platform for local and international designers and artists to showcase their work and talent. In February 2014, OFW will launch its 11th season, hosting an internationally recognized avenue of artistic expression.


Over the course of ten seasons, OFW has become an important event that celebrates creativity and innovation, while promoting the business of art, design and fashion. OFW continues to be successful in its mandate of uniting artists, consumers and industry.


Canada’s Capital Region is home to style-conscious individuals seeking new and innovative ways to experience fashion. Each season, designers taking part in OFW meet this demand by presenting collections that combine sophistication with creativity. As we embark on our 11th season, OFW remains true to the philosophy of promoting arts in the community by providing a creative outlet for all art forms, inclusive of photography, music and film. The pursuit of artistic expression in all its forms is a defining element in the success of Ottawa Fashion Week.




Fall/Winter will take place February 6th – 8th at the prestigious Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel in Gatineau-Ottawa, QC. Beautifully situated five minutes from downtown Ottawa on the shores of Leamy Lake, and interconnected to the spectacular Casino du Lac-Leamy, the elegance of this venue will make our 11th Season one to remember.



Ottawa Fashion Week is proud to partner with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation in support of the Maplesoft Centre. Since opening its doors in 2011, local cancer patients and their caregivers have benefited from the Centre’s Cancer Coaching, Wellness programs, Workshops and Healing Therapies. Designed to engage, educate and empower, these programs improve quality of life throughout the cancer journey for patients and their families. During the Ottawa Fashion Week Dinner Gala on Saturday, February 8th, there will be silent and live auction items up for bid and a raffle in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. For Dinner Gala information, please click here.



Along with industry professionals, the media, and consumers, OFW consistently draws a number of notable guests including:

Michaelle Jean, Governor General Of Canada 2005 to 2010

Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa

Max Keeping, Broadcast Executive and Community Activist

Julie Nesrallah, Mezzo-soprano

Barbara Crook, Mezzo-soprano

Nicole Holness, MTV host of Canada

Gabrielle Miller, actress

Cory Lee, Singer and actress

Mia Martina, singer

Tre Armstrong, So You Think You Can Dance Canada

Elizabeth Manley, Olympic Silver Medalist

Carolyn Waldo, Olympic Silver Medalist,
Officer of the Order of Canada

Erik Karlsson, NHL hockey player

Mr. David Jacobson, US Ambassador to Canada

Shawn Hewson, Judge on Project Runway Canada

Danny Fernandes, Juno Award Winner

Erica Wark, Freelance Journalist & Stylist

Michael Tayler, Canoe & Kayak Athlete, 2012 Olympian

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