FAJO presents: Fashion, Business & Beyond

May 3, 2013

Celebrity speakers


insider perspectives.

Business expertise.

Branding advice.

Media relations.

These are just some of the things you will learn by attending Fashion, Business & Beyond.

A unique event, FBB is ideal for fashion entrepreneurs with 1-7 years of experience, who are looking to polish their skills in business and media relations.

Join us on June 4, 2013 for an opportunity to:

– listen to a presentation by one of Canada’s top fashion designers – Sunny Fong of VAWK – about building and maintaining your brand

– network and mingle with industry insiders

– listen to a presentation by FAJO’s award-winning Editor-in-Chief – Hannah Yakobi on ways to successfully get your name out to major media organizations

– talk directly to media representatives and pitch your business to them for potential coverage

Our speakers

Sunny Fong

Sunny Fong is the Creative Director of Canadian luxury womenswear label VAWK, launched in 2004. His collections have been met with praise for their exquisite tailoring, strong silhouettes and intricate detailing.

In 2008, Fong appeared as a contestant on Season 2 of Project Runway Canada. He quickly caught the eyes of the judges and viewers alike with his creations, ultimately winning the competition with his Alexander The Great-inspired collection.

Since Project Runway Canada, Fong has continued to build the VAWK brand by showing collections at Toronto Fashion Week, launching a diffusion line called VAWKKIN in 2012, and recently creating menswear looks as well. He has dressed many international celebrities, including Katy Perry and Elisha Cuthbert.

Hannah Yakobi

Hannah Yakobi is an award-winning journalist and communications specialist.

Throughout her career, she has written for the National Post, OK! Magazine, Canwest newspaper network and dozens of publications worldwide. She is currently the editor-in-chief of FAJO Magazine, an international publication with staff in Canada, U.S., U.K. and Italy.

Over the past decade, Yakobi has interviewed and photographed many fashion and entertainment icons, including John Fluevog, Mariah Carey, Jeanne Beker, Enrique Iglesias, Deepak Chopra, Catherine Malandrino, Paul Venoit and Bryan Adams. A graduate of Carleton University’s renowned school of journalism, Yakobi speaks four languages and has lived in five countries.


Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Venue: ING Direct – Network Orange, 221 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1M4

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served throughout the night.

Please note that part of the ticket proceeds will be going towards charity.


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