During Hamilton Fashion Week 2016, young Alexis Smith enjoyed the fashion shows and was even brought backstage by her
cousin Maggie Taylor (HFW Production Manager). Alexis called it the best experience of her life.
Tragically a few months later this seemingly healthy 12 year old died in her sleep leaving a distraught family. A family was left not only grieving the loss of a daughter but also the missed opportunities of experiences never lived. She was never able to graduate grade 8, Missed out on wearing heels and the beautiful gowns like the ones she dreamed about on the runway.
Members of the fashion community grouped around this young family. Rachael Warner (her favourite designer) designed a final resting gown for her. Quiana Delceia created a dress for her younger sister to make her feel extra special on the day. Natasa Panova found the perfect heels to match her resting gown and Krystal Biehler donated her silver and crystal wedding tiara.
The family laid to rest their beautiful princess.
The fashion community was able to briefly lift the spirits of this family and give them love and hope at their time of need. This is the power of fashion! Fashion can alter a person's moods and attitude towards life. The Alexis Smith Spirt Of Fashion Award has been created to be given to those who use fashion to better the community.
|Alexis Smith Spirit Of Fashion Award - |
During Hamilton Fashion Week 2016, young Alexis Smith enjoyed the fashion shows and was even brought backstage by her cousin Maggie Taylor (HFW Production Manager). Alexis called it the best experien...
|Buy Canadian Fashion - |
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|Ken Biehler - Executive Producer|
Ken is proud to have the honor of being the chairperson for Hamilton Fashion Week. Ken's goal is to do things right with Hamilton Fashion Week. There is a great opportunity for the region and the c...
|Krystal Biehler - Executive Producer|
Krystal is the quiet leader of Hamilton Fashion Week. Krystal eats and sleeps fashion and is interested in growing the local industry. As executive producer she uses her quiet influence over the C...
|Natasa Nastova Panova - Producer|
|Shelagh Moore - Art Director | Production Manager|
Hamilton Fashion Week - November 10 @ RBG Atrium