6th Annual Dare to Wear Love - May 12th, 2017 - Toronto

Dare to Wear Love

Fashion Event of the Year!

Dare to Wear Love celebrates the talents and commitment to social justice of Canada’s fashion design community and performing artists by raising funds and awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation using the Power of Fashion for Good.

Founded in 2009 by fashion designers, Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell of Hoax Couture, Dare to Wear Love has raised half a million dollars! This year, the Dare to Wear Love gala will feature custom designed fashion  from some of Canada’s top designers as well as an exclusive presentation of the Fall 2017 collection from Greta Constantine.

This year’s event will see fashion from DSquared2, David Dixon, Christopher Bates, Hoax Couture, Rodney Philpott, Rita Tesolin, Peach Beserk and others.



Take the Challenge!


 What does made-in-Canada mean to you?

 Do you wear Canadian-made clothes? 

 Do you make your own inspired creations?

Then, Canada’s most fabulous fashion gala, Dare to Wear Love, wants you!

Here’s the Challenge:  How many days can you wear Canadian-made?  A day? A week? A month?

We challenge you to wear Canadian-made and show your style for as many days as you can to raise money and awareness in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and grassroots organizations working to turn the tide of HIV & AIDS in Africa.

You could win one of four opportunities to walk the runway with Canadian celebs at the Dare to Wear Love Gala on Friday, May 12, 2017, wearing an outfit custom made for you by a top Canadian fashion designer that is yours to keep.

You have until midnight on April 15 to collect donations.


Are you up for the Challenge? Ready, set, go!

1. Register below to join the Challenge. Do the Challenge yourself or with a team. Then tell your friends and family! Ask them to support you.

2. Raise money through your fundraising page between February 14- April 15. All donations go directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

3. Win! For every $100 raised, a ballot goes into a draw to walk the runway at the Dare to Wear Love Gala.

4. Want to do more? Work It! Show off your style! As part of your Challenge, wear Canadian-made between February 14-April 15. Canadian-made designs or your own creations all count! Be creative! Post photos on social media tagging #DTWL.

Winners announced on April 17!

Have any questions about the Challenge?

Contact Sarah Dopp at sdopp@stephenlewisfoundation.org or 416-533-9292 ext 222


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