Frugal Fasion Week in Toronto

Frugal Fashion Week’s: Cheap is the new Chic was much better than I expected. I had access to chat with the young designers and was impressed with each and everyone.

Devlyn Van Loon

The first young designer’s name is Devlyn Van Loon (above), she is a 3rd year fashion student at Ryerson University . Her inspiration was based on a movie, but for the life of me I cannot remember the movie. I liked her collection but thought some of the pieces were too difficult to incorporate into everyday wear, especially to the office.


Devlyn's Signature Piece
My Favorite Piece from Devlyn's entire collection.

The second designer gets the award for miss congeniality.  She was extremely friendly and I probably spoke to her the most of the 3 designers.  Her name is Mady Bone.  She went to school in British Columbia, Blanche McDonald and spent a total of $217 at Goodwill for all the 10 pieces she created for this event.

Designer Mady Bone
Designer Mady Bone
Mady Bone design - skirt is made of a curtain.
Mady Bone design - skirt is made of a curtain

My favorite piece from Mady's collection.

The last designer is also the winner of this friendly competition, Erin Summer-Kibblewhite.  She has a long name and was easy to talk to.  At the end of the show, I took a picture with her and one of her models.  Erin is a accessories designer so designing clothes is new to her.  She mentioned to me that she had to get used to some of the smell from the clothes she bought at Goodwill.  As someone who shops there pretty frequently, I rarely find pieces with a stinky smell.  I can definitely see why Erin’s collection won.  Her clothes are very wearable for the average woman / girl.

Designer Erin Summer-Kibblewhite
Erin's design


2 thoughts on “Frugal Fasion Week in Toronto

  1. Good afternoon!

    It was a pleasure to find your blog entry for the Cheap is the New Chic show. It was so lovely to meet you!

    I was wondering if you have any more photographs from that night? Unfortunately, I did’t capture any myself, and I would love to be able to see more if there are any.

    feel free to email me anytime at

    Thank you!

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