One week before the launch of Toronto’s LG Fashion Week for the 2012 Spring-Summer collection, it was announced that the TFI New Labels competition has been given a face-lift.
The Toronto Fashion Incubator has teamed up with note-worthy Toronto-based fashion players, TNT and Suzanne Rogers.
Who is eligible? Canadian fashion designers who have been in the business for three years or less.
What’s at stake?
First, there is an opportunity to win a cash prize of $25,000 for the Suzanne Rogers Award for Most Promising New Label.
Second, TNT will sponsor a design studio for 1 year at the Toronto Fashion Incubator.
Third, Flare magazine will run a full one page editorial feature on the designer.
Fourth, an opportunity to show the collection at Toronto Fashion Incubator’s TFI New Labels, which is a fashion show aimed at highlighting Canada’s emerging designer. Attracting between 500 and 1,000 industry professionals, TFI New Labels is a great opportunity for these designers to showcase their talent.
Who are these players? CanadaFashionLaw has previously introduced you to both Toronto Fashion Incubator and TNT. Suzanne Rogers is a philanthropist who has married her love for fashion with her ability to raise funds for charities with finesse. Rogers’ most recent noteworthy endeavor was her exclusive and private fashion show and dinner attended by Toronto’s most fabulous, wherein Marchesa was brought back to the runway. Flare magazine is one of Canada’s pre-eminent fashion magazines, which is reported to have over 1.5 million monthly subscribers.
All in all, it’s great to see Toronto’s own helping to pave the way for Toronto’s own.
See you at TFI New Labels on May 3, 2012!