A FashCam fashion film starring Molly Johnson, featuring clothes by Hoax Couture.
Director: Mateo Guez
Producer: Andy Marshall
DOP: Colin Akoon
Stills: Adam John
HOAX COUTURE specializes in custom tailoring and dressmaking. They are consistently voted Best in Toronto as fashion designers, tailors and dressmakers. For men, Hoax tailor fits suits in beautiful Italian woolens, giving you a modern but timeless elegance. They specialize in the extra touches that make a custom suit very special. Hidden pockets – embroidered linings, and unique details. For women, they design everything from custom wedding gowns, to entire wedding parties. If you just need the perfect Little Black Dress, Hoax can also do that.
One of Canada’s greatest voice and award-winning jazz vocalist Molly Johnson is a mother, singer-songwriter, artist and philanthropist who has grown to become a Canadian icon in the jazz scene worldwide. Johnson’s luscious interpretations of jazz and blues standards speak to an emotional depth that few vocalists in any genre have ever reached.
She has released several albums, Molly Johnson (2000), Another Day (2003), which led her to become a bonafide star in France, Lucky (2008) and The Molly Johnson Songbook (2011). In 2009, Johnson won the Juno Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album for her fourth full-length, career milestone album Lucky and also received the 2009 National Jazz Award for Best Female Vocalist.
The Canadian music icon’s most recent release, the Juno nominated, Because of Billie (2014) is a celebration of the music of Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday’s journey inspires Johnson not only as an artist, but as a model citizen. Paying homage to Holiday’s childhood struggles, Johnson will donate a portion of album sales to the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Johnson has performed throughout Canada, the United States, and France and alongside renowned artists including Tom Cochrane, Blue Rodeo, Tom Jones, Jackie Richardson, Anne Murray, Stéphane Grappelli, Peter Appleyard and more. She has also graced the stage performing for some of the world’s most prominent icons including the Prince and late Princess of Wales on the Royal Yacht Britannia, as well as Nelson Mandela and legendary producer and trumpeter Quincy Jones.
Johnson was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal, and in 2008, honoured with becoming an Officer of The Order Of Canada (O.C.). This rare distinction was given to her in recognition of her philanthropic work for a variety of causes and for her international contributions to the arts.