Saskatoon Fashion and Design Festival (SFDF) 2018

Saskatoon Fashion and Design Festival Runway Show with VJ Carrie Gates

Oooooh la la! It’s that time of year again! The fabulous Saskatoon Fashion and Design Festival (SFDF) is coming up again this weekend and I will be doing a live performance for both nights of their runway show at the Delta Bessborough. For both evenings, I am creating custom VJ clips to go along with each of the fashion designers’ new collections and mixing them live for the runway show. This is one of my most fun and challenging gigs each year and I am so excited to participate once again!

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Event Details

Date & Time (CDT)

Starts: Saturday October 20th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Ends: Sunday October 21st, 2018 @ 11:00 PM

Doors Open

October 20th, 2018 at 6:00 PM


Delta Bessborough Hotel, 601 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon

About SFDF Runway

Guests can always expect to be entertained via the unique talents of local designers, boutiques, and visual artists. Each night will be a unique showcase of designers and boutiques from Saskatchewan with a combination of men and women’s collections.

Ticketing options range from the front row VIP experience, including a luxury swag bag, to the social atmosphere of general admission and for those who just want a taste of the action, the standing room area is perfect for just that.

Over-dressed does not exist at SFDF Runway! If ever there was an opportunity to let your eccentric, fashionable self out for a night this would be it. We suggest wearing your favourite, fashion forward ensemble or that vintage item that is too special to wear just anywhere.

The evening will showcase live music, dance and intriguing art installations that will have our guests mesmerized thanks to our collaborative partners The Gaff, Carrie Gates, In The Mix, Dance Inc. and Pro Plus Productions.

  • SFDF Marketplace 12:00-4pm (Free to the public) and 6-11pm Saturday and Sunday (SFDF Runway ticket needed)
  • SFDF Conference 1-5pm Saturday and Sunday *Ticket link below!
  • SFDF Runway 6pm Reception and 7:30pm Show Start Saturday and Sunday

SFDF Designer & Retailer Lineup


  • Academy of Fashion Design
  • OUTSaskatoon
  • Colors of India
  • Viahera Canada
  • Ashnita Mehjabeen
  • Made Ya Wanna Accessorize
  • Basic Bleach
  • Cassie Danielle Designs
  • Melissa Squire
    Performance by Zoe Pravda and Haley Morgan


  • Fashions by “MEE” Ltd.
  • SS River Designs
  • Siwinikan Designs
  • Emily Ann’s Designs
  • Kathleen O’Grady Designs
  • Missie and Tife Accessories
  • The Sandbox in the City
  • Lennard Taylor Design Studio Inc.
  • Performance by Zoe Pravda and Haley Morgan

Join us at our free admission Marketplace!

For two days only, October 20th & 21st from 12:00pm-4:00pm, the public is welcome to shop the designers and retailers directly at the SFDF Marketplace on the convention floor of the Delta Bessborough Hotel. The following designers and retailers will have clothing and apparel for sale:

  • Beyond The Looking Glass Gems
  • Mary Kay
  • Limelife by Alcone
  • Unruly the Label Apparel
  • Ashnita Mejahbeen
  • Green Edge Studio
  • Made Ya Wanna Accessorize
  • Lennard Taylor Design Studio Inc.
  • Viahera Canada
  • Cassie Danielle Designs
  • Kathleen O’Grady Design
  • Park and Buzz
  • Melissa Squire
  • Hyde Artisan Leather
  • Stella and Dot

SFDF Conference and Workshops


  • 1:00-2:00pm // Marianne Bell, ICT Manager, College of Medicine Information Systems; Independent Coach, Trainer & Consultant// Realizing Your Dreams by Navigating A Strategic and Purposeful Journey
  • 2:00-3:00pm // Chris Kleiter, Strategy Director at LMNO // Sell More Stuff: How To Best Use Your Marketing Dollars To Grow Your Business
  • 3:00-4:00pm // Aaron Norum / Cody Podhordeski – Small Business Advisors with Conexus Business Solutions – Business Banking In’s and Out’s For The Small Business Owner And Entrepreneur with Q&A
  • 4:00-5:00pm // Sean Ryan, Community Engagement & Events Office at OUTSaskatoon //Branding OUT of the Box

$40 for the full day ($10 Per Session). Added bonus! Conference delegates will receive 20% all festival events with proof of ticket purchase.

Sunday, October 21st – INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

  • 2:00-3:00pm // Laurie Brown, Designer// Developing And Staying True To Your Own Unique Brand Identity
  • 3:00-4:00pm // Luke Baird & Logan Tanner, Co-founders ELEVEN03 // Creating Culture Through Collaboration
  • 4:00-5:00pm // Park and Buzz // Life, Business and Dreaming Big

FREE to attend. Please reserve your spot as space is limited.

Location: 601 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G8

Questions? 306-717-2187 or

About SFDF

Saskatoon Fashion & Design Festival, celebrating 7 years, is committed to presenting the style, innovation, and design culture of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan to develop and elevate our fashion community. Presenting a series of workshops, runway presentations and a free admission marketplace, SFDF brings together our local fashion community!


  • Midtown Plaza
  • Revamp Salon
  • Tourism Saskatoon
  • Delta Bessborough Hotel
  • Co-operators: Wiens Insurance Group
  • The Ace Class
  • Mane Productions


SFDF 2018 Event Documentation

More coming soon!


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WHAT A WEEKEND!!! The 7th annual SFDF was once again a smashing success thanks to everyone involved!. .?? . So many artistic elements to the show and festival, including the final designer of the weekend @lennardtaylordesign and his LIVE RUNWAY PAINTING!.? . . The SFDF team is passionate about Saskatchewan and Canadian fashion design, buying local, and building a sustainable fashion community. The support of our sponsors, suppliers, and contributors makes our festival, off season initiatives and events a reality.⚡️ . . Thanks to our many sponsors, event partners and of course YOU who a made this year’s festival a success!. .?? . Sponsors: @midtownplaza, @the_cooperators Wiens Group, @visitsaskatoon, @theaceclass_ , @deltabessyxe @revampyxe and @lavishdistrictyxe!. . . Event Partners: Production, lighting, and sound by @proplusproduction, music by @mikethegaff, Visuals by @hypercolourand producer @manepravda, MC’s @parkandbuzz and @woman_alive, special performances by @danceinkyxe, @zepmehp and @viennamorgan42, and @shahanaross. Also to @inthemix_yxe , @hubcitydisplay, @theprintbaronsk, @princessshopsk and our lovely board members!. . . Our backstage creative team in lead by @claireundy, with hair @revampyxe and @lavishdistrictyxe and makeup by Science of Makeup SK, MalloryMakeup, Makeup by Maryina, and Jacqui Tri MUA., and of course the boutiques and designers themselves. . . Our conference speakers: @sojournwithmarianne, @cckleiter, @anorum, @podhordeski, @hrhseanpryan, @lb_undercover, @eleven03official and @parkandbuzz!. . . Huge thank you to all the backstage volunteers and stylists! As well the event staff, photographers and volunteers! And a special thanks to all of you in the audience for your continued support!.?? . . Stay tuned for all our designer features, event photos and more!. #saskfashion #sfdf2018 #sfdfyxe #saskatooning #dntyxe #fashion #design #art #music #dance #community #showcase #runway #marketplace #conference

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SFDF 2018 Event Promo Gallery

Photos from Previous Years of SFDF

Demo Runway Visuals from Previous Years of SFDF

I dunno…I get shy about recording demos of my work in advance. It doesn’t capture the feeling of what really happens live…I follow the flow. Context matters in live performance. Recording my live performances should probably be something I try to get more help with…because I certainly can’t do it when I’m working. Hmmm…I suppose I’ve felt like I will keep making video performance art forever and I don’t need to worry that much about recording it…because I will always be back…but I love documenting other people’s work and think That is really important. Hmmm. I guess you should just COME CHECK THE SHOW OUT :)

Laurie Brown – Demo 4 for Saskatoon Fashion Week by Carrie Gates from Carrie Gates on Vimeo.

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