TFI: The Future of Fashion is Now
October 21, 2015
Calling all emerging Canadian designers! The Toronto Fashion Incubator wants to make your dreams come true...
If you’re looking for a beacon in the Canadian fashion community, look no further than the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI): an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing Canadian fashion designers and entrepreneurs. Established in 1987 as the world’s first official 'fashion incubator,' the TFI model has been adopted in New York, Chicago, London, Paris and Milan.
Again, TFI’s FASHION YOUR FUTURE (#TFIFYF) goes beyond to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to young Canadian accessory designers.
Launched in July 2015 by the Toronto Fashion Incubator, TFIFYF offers free educational seminars, creative development workshops, tutorials, mentoring and micro grants.After an initial 18-day fashion boot camp and 15-day intensive mentoring session, the top three achieving youth, Serean Bechara, Agata Pieniek and Susan Yahya, were selected to receive funding to develop sample collections, along with marketing and publications mentorship.
The trio made their professional debut at this season’s TFI Press & Buyers Trade Show at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto.
With so many treasures born in our own backyard, TFI ‘s FASHION YOUR FUTURE shifts the focus and highlights the new blood in Canadian fashion.