Get ready for Ottawa Fashion WeekPublished on September 11, 2013

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Break out your best pair of heels (or shoes) and your most-fierce outfit! Join the festivities at the exciting 10th season of Ottawa Fashion Week (OFW) from September 13th through 15th at the prestigious Hilton Lac-Leamy.

What started as a relatively small local happening has become one of the capital region’s most talked about events. Ottawa Fashion Week celebrates creativity and innovation, while promoting the business of art, design and fashion. It is now a major platform for local, national and international designers and artists to showcase their work.

This season, OFW welcomes a diverse lineup of designers: Alfred Marcel, Avenir, Beaucoup Fashion House, Bernice & Barclay, Copious by Carissa McCaig, DARE by Gwen Madiba, Helmer by Helmer Joseph, Iman Nakhala, Jana & Emilia Fashion Design Studio, Joseph Ribkoff, Kavi Kavi, Naike, Y!D.N.A by Andy Nguyen, Zarucci by Nora Zabarah Pucci, Phrophetik by Jeff Garner and Rachel Sin.

Sunday evening closes with a special Charity Fashion Show, in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer. Local celebrities and personalities will sashay down the OFW runway, dressed in the beautiful creations of presenting designers. Watch for some special guest appearances and performances as well! A portion of this night’s proceeds go directly to ORCF’s Maplesoft Centre, where cancer patients and their families benefit from innovative and life-enriching programs and services.

In addition to the runway shows, OFW attendees enjoy access to The Loft Market, where designers and brands showcase unique and innovative products and services â€" some great shopping ahead! A brand new initiative at Ottawa Fashion Week this season is Mirari Studio, a performance space that reveals and celebrates the incredible synergy between fashion, music, art and design.  

All of the festivities take place at Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, just five minutes from downtown Ottawa. The sophistication and elegance of this venue will surely make this an event to remember!

Catch editor-in-chief Mary Taggart and beauty contributor Melissa Shabinsky walking the runway Sunday Sept 15th, 9:30 p.m.

If you’re looking to add some glamour (and glitz!) to the weekend of September 13th - 15th, come experience Ottawa Fashion Week! For tickets and information, visit

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