Don’t miss daily fashion shows on our Centre Stage presented by Runway for HOPE Ottawa. This organization aims to increase recognition for local fashion designers and clothing. Their goal is to eventually have Ottawa recognized for its local fashion talent and to increase tourism to the nation’s capital for this very reason. With increasing support for Runway for Hope Ottawa, Canada’s capital has the potential to gain as much recognition as Montreal and Toronto’s fashion industry. Featured designers at our event include:


Cornelia Turcu is a fashion designer with over 17 years of experience. She was born and raised in Republic of Moldova, a small and beautiful country located in the heart of the old European continent. Her passion for clothing design and fashion comes from her childhood. She began learning how to sew and draft pattern in Technological College, where she majored in tailoring from 1994 to 1999. In 2004, Cornelia graduated Technical University of Moldova, obtaining a Licensed Engineer diploma in Clothing Design and Fabrics Technology. After graduation, she began to work as freelance designer offerings bespoke design and made to measure women’s apparel for day-wear and special events. During Cornelia’s activity as freelance designer she had participated in several Art projects in collaboration with Make-Up Academy “Beauty for Life”. Theirs creations participated in International Competitions in Milan, Italy and St. Petersburg, Russia and brought them many awards.  All these works has been featured in national and international magazines and online media.

Don’t miss Cornelia Turcu’s collection on our Centre Stage on Saturday, October 21 at 11:30 AM.


Julie Aubin is a 21 year old Canadian fashion designer who aspires to share her love of design with the world. With that idea in mind, Julie created her own label called Amethyst Designs. The main inspiration for the name of her company came from her birthstone, amethyst which was coincidentally her favorite color growing up. The amethyst stone promotes, calm, balance and patience which are all crucial to any flourishing business, perfectly suited for her company vision. As a child, fashion was always something that seemed to fit perfectly with her personality and her passion for creation branched from her love of drawing.

Don’t miss Julie Aubin’s collection on our Centre Stage on Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 PM.

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