Virginia (right) with her sister Jessica in California
Virginia is a designer, illustrator and artist. Born in Toronto, she moved to New York in 1995 to study at Parsons, and worked as a design assistant at Helmut Lang. Returning to Toronto in 2002, she began her eponymous collection of caftans, dresses and shawls, which were carried by Barneys, Net-a-Porter and Holt Renfrew.
She closed her manufacturing business in 2015 to focus on her art. She is working on an illustrated travel book and an initiative to help Syrian refugees. Her clothing is part of the permanent collections of the Textile Department at the Royal Ontario Museum.