Toronto, March 6th, 2018 — With a global clientele that includes some of Hollywood’s biggest names and the world’s most recognized brands, Farley Chatto is celebrating 30 years in fashion design with a retrospective at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. The runway production promises to look back at the designer’s best-selling silhouettes while showcasing some of his latest pieces already being shown to his private clientele in Asia, Russia and the middle East.
Though Chatto now calls Toronto his home, it is in France that he trained and did his apprenticeship. First working as the “première” at YSL, Dior, Chanel and LaCroix and then setting his heart on bespoke Italian menswear tailoring, the Regina born designer launched an eponymous line of haute couture menswear in Toronto in 1988. Though fur has always been part of his fashion vocabulary, he was recruited and retrained as a furrier in 2008 after falling in love with the medium that allowed him to make his mark around the globe while promoting our Canadian fur tradition and heritage.
Throughout his 30-year career, Chatto dressed such notable celebrities as Kurt Russell, Mads Mikkelsen, Drake, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, Laurence Fishbourne, Pauletta Washington, Eve and George Clooney, to only name a few. His global clientele also includes high profile business leaders, politicians and heads of state as well as an impressive list of corporate clients including MAC Cosmetics, Virgin, HP Canada, Barbie, Veuve Clicquot, Louis Vuitton and Target Canada. Chatto counts several Broadway musicals to his impressive resume including the Toronto production of The Producers and Hairspray, clothing for television and movies including Hannibal, Suits, Reign, The Strain, Reds, Crimson Peak & XXX-The Return of Xander Cage. In-house designer at Four Seasons Fur Co. Ltd., Farley is the international Creative instructor for Studio NAFA, and teaches menswear, fur and leather at Ryerson University.
With lavish outerwear and accessories for men and women, Chatto’s designs are made exclusively with Origin Assured furs, which indicates that they are sustainably produced in countries where they are governing regulations surrounding the fur industry. The majority of the furs used by Chatto are from species native to Canada, where the Ministry of Natural Resources maintains the responsibility of the fur trade by establishing controlled seasons for hunting and trapping, as well as enforcing strict quotas to prevent over-harvesting. Owing to Canada’s progressive trapping standards, Canadian trappers have been instrumental in nurturing the desecrated habitats of various fur-bearing species. Interestingly, trappers occupy a unique position on the “front lines” of nature and are often the first to sound the alarm if the delicate environmental balance is upset. Their conservational rigour has succeeded in maintaining fur as a sustainable natural resource in Canada.
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To RSVP for the Toronto Women’s Fashion Week show, schedule an interview or to get more information on the collection or NAFA Origin Assured Furs, please contact The PR Department 416 535-3939; [email protected]