Toronto Fashion Incubator

March 09, 2015 14:28 ET

TFI Press & Buyers Brunch Showcasing Emerging Canadian Talent Returns to World MasterCard® Fashion Week With Top Fall Winter 2015 Fashion Finds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 9, 2015) -

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The longstanding industry favourite for discovering new Canadian designers returns with the Toronto Fashion Incubator's (TFI) Press & Buyers Brunch at World MasterCard® Fashion Week (WMCFW). Inventive apparel and accessory designers will reveal their latest designs at the boutique style tradeshow, held in The Studio at David Pecaut Square onsite at WMCFW on March 25 and March 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A judging panel of fashion industry experts assessed numerous designer press kits based on criteria including trendiness, design and branding consistency, and marketability to curate an outstanding roster of Canadian talent.

Showcasing designers include:

Caged Collective (Jewellery)

Christopher Paunil Design LTD (Eveningwear & Bridal)

Eläma (Fur Vests & Accessories)

Erin Fitzpatrick Bridal (Evening & Bridal Accessories)

Hatitude (Hats)

Jenny Greco (Jewellery)

Jon De Porter (Jewellery)

Laura Siegel (Womenswear)

Mary Young (Lingerie & Loungewear)

Miriam Baker (Womenswear)

Paula Callejas (Swimwear)

Sakina Jewellery (Jewellery)

Simple Smiles & Co. (Knitted Hats & Scarves)

The Wild North Apparel (Outerwear)

Thomas Henry Made (Menswear)

Tonia DeBellis (Womenswear)

Zarucci (Eveningwear)

New this season, TFI has partnered with Stylist Box to offer the inaugural Stylist Box Designer of the Season Award. The winning designer will receive a six-month contract with Stylist Box, services valued at over $7,200 and monthly exposure valued at an average of $100,000. Judging criteria is based on brand development, product quality, media kit, and lookbook. The winner will be announced on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1:45 p.m. at the TFI Press & Buyers Brunch.

"Toronto Fashion Incubator has always been such a powerful, nurturing resource for emerging designers and a wonderful resource for discovering new Canadian design talent. We look forward to announcing the winner of the first Designer of the Season Award and taking them to the next level through our unique promotional services at Stylist Box." - Gail McInnes, Co-Founder, Stylist Box

Accredited media and retailers interested in attending the TFI Press & Buyers Brunch can contact before Wednesday, March 11, 2014.


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.

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