Saturday, August 4, 2018

Toronto's Designer Fabrics to Close

Whenever I've designed a costume I would make a trip down to Designer Fabrics on Queen Street West. It's a warehouse.

With plans in hand I'd spend some time looking at bolts of material and trying to imagine what they would look like under the movie lights. Being a bit of a shooter (cameraman) I could give a reasonable best guess and grab the fabric that would do the trick.

This morning during my online newspaper reading I came across a Toronto Star story which brought out those special memories:

After 64 years, Toronto fashion industry staple Designer Fabrics is sewing it up

Photographs below: One, or two, of my master creations utilizing fabrics drawn from Designer Fabrics. (While I designed the costumes, a talented seamstress by the name of Mandy Armstrong built them.)

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