Design forward jury member & mentor

jeff rustia

Executive Director & Founder, TOM +TW

Jeff Rustia is the Executive Director & Founder of TOM* Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, and TW Toronto Women’s Fashion Week, two of the country’s leading fashion initiatives committed to promoting, nurturing and supporting Canada’s most influential designers and the next generation of emerging talent.

Rustia brings to his role, a wide breadth of knowledge and experience that spans over 25 years in fashion, production, marketing, creative direction, and television. His career dates back to the launch of the first music channel of Asia, Channel V, (formerly MTV) to 134 million households, producing shows such as Asia’s first Fashion Police.

In the Mid 90’s, he was the creative force behind the launch of HBO and Cinemax (Time Warner) in Asia. In Toronto, he was the Creative Director and Head of Marketing for 2 CBC International networks. He also hosted his own Fashion television program on Canadian network, BPM: TV. He created TOM* Toronto Men’s Fashion Week in 2013, now recognized as the 8th men’s fashion week in the world, and the most influential platform for menswear in Canada.