The Team

Carolyn Quinn
Executive Director

Carolyn is the leading expert in fashion initiatives having served as the Director of Fashion Events and Properties at IMG Canada for 4 years.  At IMG, she oversaw all aspects of Toronto Fashion Week as well as Start Up, a national designer program for new and emerging designer talent.  Prior to that, Carolyn served as Event Director of the Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) for 8 years. She has unparalleled experience in event and runway show production, client management as well as designer and media relations.

Suzanne Cohon
Fashion, Arts and Culture Ambassador

Suzanne is the Founder and Principal of ASC Public Relations, one of Canada’s leading public relations firms.  With over eleven years launching major US and global brands in the Canadian market, Suzanne has extensive industry expertise. Under her leadership, she has heralded ASC as the go-to PR firm introducing companies and brands such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann Taylor, Equinox fitness, Soul Cycle and Burberry to Canada.


Melissa Ahlstrand
Vice President, Sponsorships and Corporate Partnerships

With over 20 years in the media industry, Melissa began her career in NYC with a series of international media companies including Time Out Group, Time Inc. and Hachette Filipacchi Media. Following a move to Canada, she spent 12 years at Rogers Media – most recently as Group Publisher, Fashion & Beauty brands. Melissa is recognized within the industry as a strategic and innovative thought leader as well as for her results and revenue driven approach.