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20 Canadian fashion designers, 1 amazing cause

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Elle Canada
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20 Canadian fashion designers, 1 amazing cause

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An AMAZING shift dress, courtesy of Dylanium Knits. Story by Corissa Bagan. All photos by Georgia Esporlas.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to show extra support to those who are affected by the disease and to the causes that are making a difference. It's also a time to support Canadian fashion. This year marked the 10 th anniversary of the White Cashmere Collection, for which 20 top Canadian designers constructed garments made of Cashmere bathroom tissue, raising funds and awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Each garment was stunning and beautifully constructed out of the most basic of materials. To name a few favourites, Carlie Wong imitated lacework techniques with a playful mini dress reminiscent of the 1970s, Dylan Uscher of Dylanium Knits knit her shift dress out of handcrafted pink and white yarn,  and Vancouver-based Jason Matlo made bathroom tissue look expensive with an incredibly flattering, structured bodice sprinkled with Swarovski crystals. His seamless fusing made it appear to be actually made of real cashmere, rather than material of the powder room variety. Click through for more pics... 1_whitecashmere2

More standout looks, from left to right: VAWK by Sunny Fong, Jason Matlo, Hoax Couture and Anastasia Lomonova.

The event was an energetic and passionate collaboration of talent that has successfully inspired its supporters and will undoubtedly continue to do so for years to come. During October, you can vote for your favourite look at Facebook.com/Cashmere. With each vote, Cashmere will donate $1 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in the winning designer’s name, and you'll be entered to win a $10,000 shopping spree! Talk about win-win.
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