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The History of Silk

The History of Silk

One of the most ancient fabrics, silk was discovered in China before the 3rd millennium BC. Rich in texture, it was worn only by royals and the wealthy.  The production of silk was a closely guarded secret. Legend has it that the Chinese authorities would punish by death anyone that have away secrets about silk or attempted to smuggle silkworms out of the country. Over the next 1000 years, silk making technology eventually spread through the Silk Roads, making trade routes to Western Europe. Silk was always an expensive commodity, highly sought after for lavish gowns and important ceremonial events...

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Cheryl Hickey in Aleks Susak for Royal Wedding Coverage

Cheryl Hickey in Aleks Susak for Royal Wedding Coverage

ET's Canada's Cheryl Hickey wore the Silk Collection Yellow Gaia Wrap Dress by Aleks Susak during the Royal Coverage in Windsor, England on May 19th, 2018. Among her other looks is the Baby Blue Hand-Painted Jumpsuit. Photos courtesy of ET Canada and Mathew Ross. Special thanks to Alicia McNamara.                                                                  

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Behind the Scenes at FW17-18

Behind the Scenes at FW17-18

Toronto, September 27, 2017. The Fall/Winter 2017-18 Collection was presented to an exclusive group of media, influencers, and elite clientele at the Windsor Arms Hotel.  Attendees at the preview included Joan Kelley-Walker and Grego Minot (The Real Housewives of Toronto), Alicia McNamara (ET Canada), Sarah Paterson (lifestyle expert and speaker), Dr. Marjorie Dixon (Cityline women’s health expert), socialite Ainsley Kerr, celebrity stylist Jie Matar, and distinguished modeling agent, Elmer Olsen.  An overview of the event in photos. Courtesy of George Pimentel.                           

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The Silk Collection on RHOT

The Silk Collection on RHOT

The Silk Collection was featured on the The Real Housewives of Toronto, Season 1, Episode 10 on May 9th, 2017. Hosted by Joan Walker Kelley. Photos courtesy of George Pimentel.                          Full episode and runway show can be seen at http://www.slice.ca/the-real-housewives-of-toronto/video/episode/burying-the-hatchet-and-tying-the-knot/video.html?v=938129475818.

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