Emerging Halifax Fashion School Designers to Showcase Fashion Collections at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

First graduating Fashion Design & Merchandising group from Centre for Arts and Technology Halifax debuts final collections at [PHASE]; emerging designer showcase

Halifax, NS – On September 25th at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, a chapter in Halifax fashion history will be written. The first ever Fashion Design & Merchandising students to graduate from Centre for Arts and Technology (Halifax) will showcase their final collections, focusing on womenswear, menswear and accessories for both. Halifax Fashion School Students Emerging Designers

This talented cohort – already recognized for their superior creative and technical design and garment construction abilities – has been working extensively for the last two years of the program leading up to this final event, which they have aptly named [PHASE]; emerging designer showcase.

The evening will feature four diverse student collections. One of them will be by Telio’s 2012 Canada’s Breakthrough Designer winner-Mitchell Stuart Gilroy will showcase his high fashion menswear collection inspired by police riot gear. Atlantic Fashion Week emerging designer Eman Mustafa will showcase her unique collection of Middle Eastern womenswear. Making their fashion show debuts, Wadha Al-Abduljader will be making a statement through Islamic, geometric shapes, and Ashley Reading’s CMYK colour printing collection which will be sure to inspire the general viewers as well as the design and print connoisseurs in the audience.

This is an invitation only event; however, you can follow the event on Twitter or Facebook to check out photos and catch some of the last minute behind-the-scenes action leading up to the showcase. For press passes, please contact Mitchell Gilroy at phaseshowcase@gmail.com.

Event Sponsors:

Hair and makeup by FRED. beauty. Sponsored by Luvly in Lunenburg, Turbine by Lisa Drader-Murphy, Oregan’s Mercedes-Benz, and ClimateTech. 

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The Fashion Design & Merchandising program - offered at the Centre for Arts and Technology’s Halifax, NS and Kelowna, BC campuses - focuses on garment design for the commercial fashion industry and includes extensive study in business, finance, merchandising, and retail.

Centre for Arts and Technology is a digital media based post-secondary institute with three campuses in Fredericton, Halifax, and Kelowna. The Centre’s certificate and diploma programs offer preparation for careers in Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Audio Engineering, Digital Photography, Event & Promotions Management, Graphic Design & Web Development, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Network Security, and other emerging entertainment industry and information technology careers. 

Contact Information:

Michelle Forsey | Marketing Coordinator
Centre for Arts and Technology – Halifax
902.429.1847 x 5141| mforsey@digitalartschool.com

Interview Contacts:


Mitchell Gilroy
| Graduating Fashion Design & Merchandising Student
Centre for Arts and Technology – Halifax
902.877.3083 | phaseshowcase@gmail.com

Michelle Kulyk | Fashion Design & Merchandising Department Head
Centre for Arts and Technology – Halifax
902.429.1847 | mkulyk@digitalartschool.com