Odessa Paloma Parker
Odessa Paloma Parker is the Head of Content at Hiku Brands and the Contributing Fashion Editor at The Globe and Mail. In her three years on staff at The Globe, Odessa travelled the world for photo shoots, press events and fashion weeks, and has come to have a great understanding of how fashion, design, beauty and cannabis have the potential to intersect.
She received an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and a certificate in Book & Magazine Publishing from Centennial College. In 2010, she founded Plaid Magazine — a locally-focused fashion, design and music publication — and oversaw business operations and editorial direction during its three-year run. She is the co-founder of Vintage Crawl Toronto (which is now in its fifth year), and was named a “Toronto Fashion Hero” by NOW Magazine.
Odessa is also on the nomination committee for the British Fashion Awards and the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, and has served as a mentor for the Toronto chapter of Fashion Group International.