Profiles of some of our
Cashmere collection designers...
Is it possible to knit bathroom tissue? If you’re Dylan Uscher, a Toronto knitwear designer and owner of DylaniumKnits, the answer is “absolutely!” In his first year with the White Cashmere Collection, Uscher collaborated with designers Greta Constantine and Philip Sparks to create custom-knit pieces. “This unique event is a celebration of life and creativity,” says Uscher, who has overcome leukemia and has helped others struggling with cancer. “It’s an honour to
be part of it.”
Her designs have been worn by celebrities and featured on the pages of numerous fashion magazines. Vancouver’s Carlie Wong – who was once a contestant in the Project Runway reality TV show – has emerged as a bright star in fashion, with a trademark style that’s sexy, modern and oh, so feminine. Wong, who first contributed to the White Cashmere Collection in 2009, is back for the 2013 event. “It’s important for me to bring awareness to a disease that affects so many people,” she says.
Sophistication meets luxury in Jason Matlo’s designs. The 2011 White Cashmere Collection alumnus returns this year with a creation that features dramatic proportions, touches of pink and twinkling heaps of crystal. Matlo, whose clothes are carried by high-end retailers across Canada, describes the experience of designing for the White Cashmere Collection as “inspiring for my team. It’s important to put a spotlight on women’s health and breast cancer.”