Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI)

Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI)

November 05, 2015 10:00 ET

Notables & Influencers at TFI Press & Buyers Tradeshow

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2015) -

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World MasterCard® Fashion Week (WMCFW) may be over but the lineup of amazing participants at this season's TFI's Press and Buyers Brunch Tradeshow (TFIPBB) has buyers and media talking. Twice a year the team at Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) puts together an unparalleled Canadian boutique style event featuring some of today's most innovative designers in apparel and accessories.

On October 21st and 22nd Canada's biggest names in fashion, media and buying attended the two-day event in The Studio at David Pecaut Square. Designers met and networked with over 135 attendees. Notable guests included: Dina Pugliese, host, Breakfast Television; Naomi Snieckus, Mr D, CBC; Saks Fifth Avenue; Hudson's Bay Company; Elle Quebec, Global News; FLARE; The Kit; Sporting Life; Sash and Bustle; Shopgirls; and Three Fates Shop to name a few.

In addition, exclusive fashion showroom The Stylist Box returned for its second TFIPBB to present one of the event participants with the "Designer of the Season Award". Winner Miriam Baker received 6-months free representation in The Stylist Box. Baker receives over $4,000 worth of services with an expected $72,000 worth of exposure over the course of the six-month term.

"Miriam Baker is an emerging womenswear brand we feel is deserving of additional exposure," says merchandising director and co-founder Christian Dare. "With our help, we hope to see her in the pages of national publications on a regular basis and to build her celebrity clientele," says communications director and co-founder Gail McInnes.

TFI Press and Buyers Brunch showcased the following Canadian designers:

  • Agata Pieniek (Accessories)
  • Aleem Arif (Apparel)
  • Carineh Babayan (Accessories)
  • Christina Di Pede (Accessories)
  • Jon De Porter Jewelry (Jewellery)
  • Karen Pyu (Jewellery)
  • Moda:ko (Accessories)
  • Kristin Barbaree (Jewellery)
  • Maya El Habre (Apparel)
  • Miriam Baker (Apparel)
  • Patricia Wong (Jewellery)
  • Serean Bechara (Millinery)
  • Som Kong (Apparel)
  • Susan Yahya (Jewellery)
  • Thomas Henry Made (Menswear)

For more information on TFIPBB or media and retailers interested in contacting one of the TFI Press and Buyers Brunch participants please contact

About TFI

The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) is an award-winning and highly-acclaimed non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and nurturing Canadian fashion designers and entrepreneurs. Established in 1987 as the world's first official "fashion incubator", the TFI model has been adopted by cities such as New York, Chicago, London, Paris and Milan. Housed in an 8,000 sq. ft. heritage building at Exhibition Place in Toronto, TFI provides critical support to creative entrepreneurs to develop the business and professional skills they need to thrive and survive. Start-up and advanced community programs include educational seminars on the business of fashion, one-on-one mentoring with industry professionals, exclusive promotional and sales opportunities, and valuable sales, marketing and trend resources.



About The Stylist Box

The Stylist Box connects emerging and established fashion and accessory brands with high-profile personalities, top fashion and celebrity wardrobe stylists, and fashion editors. Located in Toronto's trendy Dundas West neighbourhood, the exclusive showroom avails the latest fashions and accessories from some of Canada's hottest fashion and accessory brands for red carpet events, special appearances, performances, magazine editorials, music videos, and more. Stylist Box is the connector between fashion stylists, editors and fashion media to the many under the radar fashion and accessory brands. Founded by fashion veterans, Christian Dare and Gail McInnes, Stylist Box is here to create more attention towards Canada's hottest emerging and internationally established fashion and accessory brands. For fashion and accessory designers, Stylist Box offers an attainable promotional opportunity to get their designs in the pages of magazines and on celebrities for high-profile events.


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