img_0845“Hildie is a fashion designer with an impressive list of accomplishments. She graduated with honours at the Fashion Arts Academy in Montreal during which she won several design competitions. After completing her study of Textile Design at the Ontario College of Art, Hildie started the fashion design labels Lalique Designs and Hildegarde Collection. Her designs were sold to all the major department stores in Canada such as Creeds, Liptons, Eatons, Simpsons, Chadwicks and Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s and Bloomingdale’s in the U.S., to name a few.

In 1989 she designed an eveningwear collection for the contestants of the Miss Canada Pageant. Hildie was part of the first Fashion Cares event and continued to be involved for various years, raising money for AIDS awareness. The Festival of Canadian Fashions was started as a venue to showcase Canadian fashion designers. She participated and created an outstanding eveningwear collection which was received by the press with accolades and featured in the German Vogue. 1990 Hildie opened her own Custom Bridal and Evening Couturiere shop in Yorkville.

In the past 2 years she changed her focus away from the commercial market to go back to her roots as a Textile Artist and creating Art Quilts. She is now showing in various galleries in Toronto displaying her work.”