Last month the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) announced the 14 semi-finalists that will compete in the 2013 New Labels Fashion Design competition. The competition looks for new design talent across Canada, and a panel of judges pick the semi-finalist designers, which will be narrowed down to the top finalist who will then compete at the TFI New Labels runway show on April 18th. The event will take place at The Carlu.
The semi-finalists this year are Cara Cheung, Jilian Dayna by Jilian Naiberg, Kredo by Daniela Barbat, Lickle-n-Cute by Tanisha Butt, Yvonne Lin, L’Momo by Muhummad Alamgir, Hilary MacMillan, Methuselah by Emily Gordon & Veronica Sinclair, Christopher Paunil,Saramosa by Monica Saragurd, Paria Shirvani, Sarah Stevenson; from Brantford: Seventhirtyone by Defne Husrevoglu and Maiko Suzuki; and from Montreal: Pedram Karimi.
The winner in the TFI New Labels Competition will win a $25,000 cash award from TFI supporter Suzanne Rogers, a full-page feature in Flare Magazine, as well as the opportunity to create an exclusive collection that will be sold in Target stores across Canada in 2014.
This year’s judging panel include TNT boutique owner Arie Assaraf, Target divisional merchandise manager Elisha Ballantyne, celebrated fashion designer David Dixon, philanthropist Suzanne Rogers, and Flare editor-in-chief Miranda Purves.
Good luck to all the designers in the competition, and we can’t wait to see the winner!