Bradley Whitehouse is the fashion editor of Sharp magazine, Canada’s largest men’s fashion publication. An experienced producer and stylist, Bradley oversees the fashion direction of the magazine, analyzing and communicating the most essential trends. He has worked with the countries top fashion photographers and interviewed some of the most influential designers of our era.
A menswear expert who is well versed in all aspects of the fashion industry, Bradley previously launched and maintained an online magazine and digital strategy for Holt Renfrew.
Bradley has produced fashion television specials for City and consulted on the documentary House of Z, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Documenting the rise and fall and rise again of noted American designer Zac Posen, it is the first feature film to be acquired and distributed by Condé Nast Entertainment.
In addition to contributing to the Globe and Mail, Bradley’s writing talent has been recognized by British Vogue.
Founded in 1995, a year after graduating Ryerson University. David Dixon remained true to his vision and focused on what he felt was a gap in the Canadian Fashion Industry – Women’s contemporary evening wear or event dressing. Interpreting the marriage between the classics and the modern, David Dixon’s clothing combines luxury with the functional, and the aspiration with the sensible. All of Dixon’s designs are manufactured in Canada, utilizing the best of imported fabrics sourced through out the globe with the overriding theme of luxury.
Today, David Dixon’s designs are sold across Canada and in select boutiques around the globe. Dixon possesses a modernist openness towards emerging design while rejecting the notion of radical change from one fashion trend to another. His innovative designs have won him a following among the elite communities of film and fashion, including to name a few: Meg Ryan, Meagan Follows, Jeanne Beker, Noot Seear, Linda Evangelista, Coco Rocha, Wendy Crewson, Daria Werbowy, Sarah Polley, Jann Arden, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Allanis Morissette, Kristin Booth, Allana Zimmer, Nelly Furtado, Suzanne Rogers, Catherine O’ Hara, Molly Ringwald, Katie Holmes, Iman, and our former Canadian first lady, Mrs. L. Harper.
David Dixon has been featured in such publications as; Vogue, Marie Claire, Town & Country, Elle, Elle Canada, Flare, Dressed to Kill, Fashion, Zink, The Globe and Mail, and WWD to name a few. Dixon has also appeared on such media programming such as Fashion Television, Fashion File, Celebrity Style, MTV, and Project Runway.
In Dixon’s words: “…I am constantly cultivating whom and what I am, as well as who I would like to be. It is an evolutionary process. I technically and artistically can design whatever crosses my mind. But is that what I want to be about…not at this moment. I am about challenging myself, showing a body of work that is consistent, yet intrigues at the same time...”
Harry Rosen, Harry Rosen Inc.
HARRY ROSEN is Executive Chairman of Harry Rosen Inc., which operates a chain of 17 menswear stores in the 7 major markets in Canada. Founded in 1954, Harry Rosen claims a 40% share of the better quality menswear market and in 2014, celebrated 60 years in business.
Harry Rosen has become recognized for its innovative approach to menswear and has always anticipated change. The exciting, progressive stores and innovative advertising, along with the quality of service delivered, play an important role in their success. Commitment to service through a superior staff training program, as well as the use of current technology, selection and presentation affords Harry Rosen a competitive advantage.
Harry considers community service an integral part of a business career and in past years has been active in the Canadian Paraplegic Association, Special Olympics, Corporate Fund for Breast Cancer, Cancer Care Fund, Mt. Sinai Friends for Life Campaign, University of Western Board of Governors, Ryerson University Board of Governors, CAMH and the United Jewish Appeal as well as a three year term as Campaign Chairman of the Canadian Cancer Society for Metropolitan Toronto.
Currently he serves on the Mt. Sinai Board of Governors and the Advisory Board of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine. He also sits on the board of the Cambridge Group of Clubs and Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners Limited.
Susan Langdon, Toronto Fashion Incubator
Susan Langdon is the Executive Director of the award-winning non-profit organization, the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), the world's first fashion incubator.
For her successful work in mentoring new and emerging fashion entrepreneurs, Susan has received numerous awards from prestigious organizations such as Ryerson University, City of Toronto, Organization of Women in International Trade and Fashion Group International. She has generated media coverage from major print and broadcast media outlets such as Women's Wear Daily, New York Times, Herald Tribune, CBC, City TV, Global TV, Toronto Star, National Post and Flare which has raised the profile of TFI and heightened international awareness of Toronto's vibrant design community.
As CEO and COO of TFI, Susan is responsible for the daily operation and management of the organization including all financial reporting, government relations, promotion and marketing, fundraising and sponsorships, programming, community outreach and developing special events and seminars.
Taylor Stavenjord, World Financial Group
Taylor Stavenjord leads marketing strategy and execution at World Financial Group Canada Inc. (WFG), an insurance and investment distributor that provides financial solutions to over 100,000 Canadians annually.
After years in sales at some of Canada’s largest financial institutions, Taylor joined WFG in 2012. Taylor is responsible for the development and implementation of the Canadian marketing strategy and has spearheaded major partnerships with Sportsnet, The Toronto Argonauts, Toronto FC and Olympic gold medalists. During Taylor’s tenure at World Financial Group the company has seen a dramatic increase in recruitment and sales, more than doubling in size within 5 years. WFG now boasts one of the largest field force of independent sales associates in Canada.
Taylor and World Financial Group are proud supporters of the entrepreneurial spirit and as an obsessive menswear enthusiast; Taylor is incredibly humbled to support the WFG Emerging Menswear Designer Award.
Vincent Law, Vogue Italia
Vincent Law is called by some, “A scientist by day, and a fashionisto by night”. Originally from Hong Kong, Law grew up in the enigmatic heart of Asia’s entertainment and fashion capitol. Living on the edge of diversity he took his creative ambitions internationally to expand his fashion influence and pursue a higher education here in Canada.
Law earned a graduate degree in Molecular and Cancer Biology in Medical Science. He has been recognized as one of the key researchers in this field with publications in top scientific periodicals and honored as a guest speaker to several scientific conferences aimed to fight cancer. Currently he is a member of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida. All throughout his professional live in research, he never lost sight of his creative side in fashion, art and music.
In 2007, Law entered the New Talent Singing Awards and made it to the finals earning him a contract with Fairchild Media Group. He was regularly seen as one of the main hosts on Fairchild TV where he covers fashion and culture segments in Alberta. He found a lack of support for Canadian fashion at the time, and minimal coverage of emerging designers and talent. So, in 2011 he started his own fashion & lifestyle blog, Binzento Vincente.
The blog (Binzento Vincente) documents his encounters of fascinating people, his experiences at various art and cultural events, and provides a platform for young emerging fashion talents to showcase their work. The popularity of the blog has garnered Binzento a nomination for “Best New Blog” at the 2011 Canadian Blog Awards.
Law’s creative and visual talent can be seen in many look books campaigns and editorials where he art directed and styled. In 2013, he was invited to Batumi and Tbilisi, Georgia as one of the jury member alongside with representatives from Vogue Italia, Vogue Russia, Vogue Japan, KENZO, and fashion institutes from London, Paris and Milan for the BeNext Student Fashion Design Competition. He was later became an emerging fashion designer scouter for LVMH at the 2014 LVMH Prize.
In 2014, Law co-founded Vinegar Advertising Inc, a media production and advertising company that creates, designs and promotes Canadian and international businesses including fashion. The same year, he became a nominating committee member for the inaugural Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards and a regular collaborator for Vogue Talents promoting emerging fashion designers. With a constant focus on supporting Canadian talent, Law was recruited to be an Art Director for a Canadian film production company and attended the Cannes Film Festival, and selected for the screening committee of the 2016 Canadian International Fashion Film Festival. His diverse portfolio was recognized by CBC, which led him to be invited as one of the 30 participants to be on the reality gaming show Canada’s Smartest Person.
Aside from his core time on cancer research, Law’s current activities include working for Italian Vogue. He’s also an Executive Producer for an upcoming video game. This project is a by the gaming studio under the promotion of Square-Enix in Tokyo, Japan.