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fashion Tours


Small, flexible, curated tours with a focus on fashion, design, craftsmanship and industry

 

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fashion Tours


Small, flexible, curated tours with a focus on fashion, design, craftsmanship and industry

 

The tour  

Leah was inspired to create the tour to provide a hands on approach to learning about the fashion industry, it's history, and the craftsmanship and processes that go into it's execution. The tour has been developed with a blend of opportunities to explore fashion and textile related exhibitions and studios with the occasional photo op and tourist attraction. 

 

Leah's tours are small, at 20 people or less, to allow for customization and flexibility. The tour always works to accommodate the personal focus of the guests travelling with us within the realm of fashion, art and related industries. AFter 20 years in the industry Leah has grown her contacts abroad to bring you the very best that Paris has to offer.

 

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Your Host


Leah Van Loon has over 20 years experience in the business of fashion

Your Host


Leah Van Loon has over 20 years experience in the business of fashion

Leah Van Loon is an international fashion stylist and costume designer with over 20 years experience in her craft. She has worked in every facet of the fashion industry including costume design for film and theatre, print styling for magazines and advertising, visual styling and prop building, as well as fashion shows and image consulting. She is currently focused on fashion and commercial styling and her new passion, mentorship. Her commercial clients include brands like Holt Renfrew,  Joe Fresh, and The Gap as well as commercials, catalogues, and print ads for companies like Sony, Crest, Disney, and Mark's. Leah is a well respected fashion expert and is often interviewed on television and in magazines. She is a fashion writer for a variety of magazines and often directs her own fashion editorials, creating her own story content. She worked in 2015 as a social media photographer backstage for world famous make up artist Pat McGrath at major fashion shows such as Prada, Gucci, Maison Margiela, and Miu Miu. She has worked around the world including New York, Los Angeles, Milan, and Paris and loves modern art, independent music, and fashion bien sûr!


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Tour with an expert


Guided tours are curated for you using Leah's many years professional experience and industry expertise. 

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Curated Tours


From fashion history to specialty studio visits, this tour is made for you. 

Curated Tours


From fashion history to specialty studio visits, this tour is made for you. 

Let us guide you

Explore your fashion interests on a specialized tour focused on the industry. Our itineraries are the perfect balance of museums, history, culture, and special small group experiences. Our tours are developed with your group to connect you with industry professionals, local artisans and designers. Check out our requests page to see what we mean.

 

What they're saying about us

"I have never put anything on as high of a pedestal in my life as I have Paris. This trip exceeded all of my expectations. As someone who really appreciates fashion, being able to see the city from the perspective of someone who also feels the same way was the most ideal way for me to see Paris for the first time.

The days were filled with lots of sight-seeing, fabric and notion shopping, markets, museum exhibitions, and private tours of some well-known ateliers. The itinerary was never too strict that if we needed more time somewhere that it wasn't possible. And we needed it! The fabric and notion shops were like nothing I had experienced before, especially in Calgary, and I found some priceless items that I can't wait to use. It's really a city like no other and I am so happy that I chose to do this tour."

Angela Harder

2016 Apparel Technology Graduate, Fashion Major - Olds Fashion institute