Globetrotters

Q+A with Susan Langdon, Globetrotter and Executive Director of the Toronto Fashion Incubator

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Susan Langdon (@susanattfi) on Jul 26, 2019 at 1:40pm…

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Susan Langdon (@susanattfi) on


Toronto launched the world’s first fashion incubator in 1987, and with it the career of hundreds of shining stars, from Project Runway Canada second season winner Sunny Fong to David Dixon. The concept has since been copied in New York, Chicago and Sydney, Australia.

Susan Langdon took the helm of the Toronto Fashion Incubator in 1994, and has raised the profile and expanded the purview of the not-for-profit organization. An instructor at Toronto Film School and a guest lecturer at Ryerson University (where she got her own fashion education), Langdon spends a lot of time with young creative people who need help turning their ideas into a commercially viable enterprise. That makes her not only a master of style, but of business, too.

The head of the Toronto fashion incubator joined us to talk about where she goes to get away from it all, the one thing she packs for for every trip and more.