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AFRICA AND SPAIN TOGETHER IN A BULLFIGHT RING FOR VAWK SPRING/SUMMER 2011 Sunny Fong of VAWK presents Toro Safari for at the AGO

October 13th, 2010

Merging Africa and Spain into a richly textured collection, designer Sunny Fong presents his Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Toro Safari, at The Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) Walker’s Court on Monday October 18th 2010 at 1PM.

"The collection is inspired by Africa and Spain caught together in a bullfighting ring," say VAWK Creative Director Sunny Fong. "I was researching Spain for inspiration for this collection, but then I saw Wangechi Mutu’s collage art exhibit at the AGO and Peter Beard’s book of diaries. I was convinced to bring my ideas of Spain together with those of Africa in Toro Safari."

VAWK Business Director, Ben Barry states, "Toro Safari marks the one-year anniversary since the re-launch of VAWK. Over the past year, we have taken a brand few recognized to the pages of national media, dressing internationally celebrated artists and retailing at one of the most prestigious and historic stores in the world."

To be sold exclusively at the Room at The Bay Queen Street, VAWK’s latest collection is simultaneously feminine and ferocious with fringe, leather, studs, croc, silk and sequins. The palette consists of nudes, browns, gunmetal, cheetah and a moment of colour.

On the first day of Toronto’s LG Fashion Week, 200 of Canada’s top fashion media and celebrity VIPs will view the luxurious collection from an intimate viewpoint on the show floor. In October 2009, VAWK became the first Canadian fashion show to be streamed live. Fans will once again have the chance to view the latest VAWK runway show live by logging onto the VAWK MICROSITE at www.vawkcollection.ca.

VAWK would like to thank the AGO, L’Oreal Paris, 9th Sphere, Rowenta and smartwater for their generous support.

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