Announcing the All Star Cast for the Cashmere Collection 2022, Themed Celestial Awakening: A Celebration of Strength, Hope and Compassion

Collection curator Jay Manuel and 12 top Canadian designers to headline a show of original couture, inspired by the heavens, all entirely fashioned in new and improved Cashmere UltraLuxe Bathroom Tissue.

#Cashmere22 Illustrations by Monica Smiley - Kruger Products L.P. (CNW Group/Kruger Products L.P.)

TORONTOJune 1, 2022 /CNW/ – Since the beginning of time, humanity has turned to the sun, moon, and stars as our guiding light. Our age-old, eternal quest to connect with the universe forms the theme of this year’s 19th Annual Cashmere Collection 2022, Celestial Awakening: A Celebration of Strength, Hope and Compassion. Curated by TV personality and fashion expert, Jay Manuel, and starring 12 leading-edge Canadian designers, the collection supports a vision of a future without breast cancer.

More than 230 top Canadian designers have created breathtaking, original couture for the Cashmere Collection since 2004, all entirely crafted in luxurious sheets of Cashmere Bathroom Tissue, Canada’s best-selling brand. This year’s stellar cast of 12 designers will show their fashion with compassion in new and improved Cashmere Ultraluxe Bathroom Tissue, the brand’s softest most luxurious product ever. The collection serves as an annual fund-and-awareness raiser in support of breast cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment programs through partnerships with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (QBCF).

The annual kickoff to October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cashmere Collection Celestial Awakening: A Celebration of Strength, Hope and Compassion will be revealed on the runway before a VIP audience at an exclusive, live show on September 22 in Toronto.

“We as a society are embarking on an exciting new adventure in a post-pandemic world requiring strength, hope and compassion. This year’s Cashmere Collection celebrates resilience, generosity, and kindness as we align with the stars to create a better, softer, more comfortable world free of breast cancer,” says Susan Irving, CMO Kruger Products, maker of Cashmere.

Never Before Seen Curator and Cast
The Cashmere Collection Celestial Awakening is curated by famed Canadian TV personality and fashion guru, Jay Manuel — best recognized for his roles on America’s Next Top Model, Canada’s Next Top Model and E! Network.

“I’ve followed the collection for years and am proud to curate this 2022 cast of 12 top Canadian designers,” says Jay Manuel. “Each design beautifully represents diversity from across the country and will inspire Canadians with their stunning, innovative Cashmere UltraLuxe Bathroom Tissue couture, bringing our Celestial Awakening to life with original visions of the sun, moon, and stars.”

The designers of the Cashmere Collection: Celestial Awakening include:

  • Kelsey Erin – Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia
  • Cheliel – Montreal, Quebec
  • Tristan Réhel – Montreal, Quebec
  • Kaela Kay – Brampton, Ontario
  • Demascare – Toronto, Ontario
  • Kyle Gervacy – Toronto, Ontario
  • L’Uomo Strano – Toronto, Ontario
  • Mimiela – Toronto, Ontario
  • Doch – Ajax, Ontario
  • Madaleine Nelson – Gores Landing, Ontario
  • Afflatus Hijab – Edmonton, Alberta
  • Sam Stringer – Osoyoos, British Columbia

The Cashmere Collection 2022 production crew includes, Artistic Director, Erika Larva, who has been with the collection since its beginnings in 2004; Stylist, Lisa Williams; Illustrator, Monica Smiley; and Photographer, Justin Wu.

Return to Full Scale Runway
For its 19th annual year, the international award-winning, first-of-its-kind Cashmere Collection will proudly return as a full-scale event in 2022 at an exclusive invitation-only show on Thursday, September 22 at The Symes in Toronto.

SOURCE Kruger Products L.P.

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