Franco Mirabelli's blog: Hot items for fall

Hello Post City readers and welcome to my first blog for the magazine.

I hope you enjoy my insights into the world of fashion and the day-to-day life of a Canadian clothing designer.

Many of you know me as a Toronto-born designer of women’s wear and as the owner of the Mirabelli boutiques in the city for over 20 years.

What you may not know is that we also sell the Franco Mirabelli collection to stores across Canada and the United States. As a result, my career takes me travelling. And that has introduced me to some of the most engaging people and entertaining social situations.

I was just in Vancouver launching our new Spring/Summer collection for 2010 with my agent to our wholesale customers. It seems funny to be talking about Spring 2010 when Fall 2009 isn’t quite underway. But this is what my life is all about.

I work in three seasons at one time. In the heart of summer 2009, I was planning and designing spring/summer 2010. We are currently shipping Fall/Winter 2009 orders to stores, we’ve started showing the new Spring/Summer 2010 to specialty stores, and I’m in the middle of reviewing fabrics for our Fall/Winter 2010/11.

Take a look at the what we have in store for you this fall at my Mirabelli stores. My passion is fabric and this fall there’s a great emphasis on richly textured knits and great nubbly tweeds and checks.

Next week, I’ll give you a sneak peek at spring.

Ciao for now.

With three corporate stores in Toronto, Franco Mirabelli continues to distinguish himself as one of Canada’s strongest fashion talents. Keep up with him by following his weekly blog at or by visiting

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