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November/December 2013
Volume 21, Issue 8

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to serving you in 2014 and beyond

2. Guilty Pleasures 10th Anniversary Event
3. P&G Beauty Awards
4. Canadian Fabric Launches
5. TFI Welcomes New Business Mentor Gail McInnes
6. Thank You TFI Donors
7. TFI's Search For The Best & Brightest
8. Scene & Heard
9. Top Picks
10. Fashion Calendar


On December 3, 2014, 10 emerging Canadian designers were chosen from a pool of 18 to compete in the Toronto Fashion Incubator's 2014 New Labels® Fashion Design Competition.

Established in 1992 as Canada's original, nationwide search for emerging young designers, TFI New Labels® has launched the careers of many of Canada's best design talents. The competition runs over six months where the hand-picked group of semi-finalists will meet and interact with a prestigious panel of judges from whom they gain valuable knowledge about developing a successful line. At each judging session, designers compete to move forward or risk being eliminated until only four finalists remain. The 2014 TFI New Labels® competition will take place on Monday, May 5, 2014, at One King West Hotel where the winner will be revealed.

The 10 2014 semi-finalists are Muhammad Alamgir (L'Momo), Miriam Baker (Alice Azur), Ashley Boutchér (Nomad of the Sun), Tanisha Butt (Likkle-n-Cute), Angela Huntington (Huntington), Lois Van Koughnet (Lois Laine), Christopher Paunil & Chalo Barrueta (Christopher Paunil Designs), Nora Zabarah Pucci (Zarucci), Laura Siegel (Laura Siegel Collection), and Ryan Alexander Smith (Ryan Alexander). All the designers hail from Toronto except for Pucci who is based in Ottawa and Boutchér who is from Bolton.

This year's judges are TNT retailer Arie Assaraf, designer David Dixon, Flare editor Miranda Purves, and philanthropist Suzanne Rogers who has pledged to continued her $25,000 cash award for Most Promising New Label through to 2017. The 2014 grand prize also includes a full-page feature in Flare magazine and production of a lookbook for the winning collection, provided by CoverGirl and Pantene. The lookbook will include a photoshoot with hair and makeup styling by Pantene and CoverGirl experts.

Other event sponsors include Mantella Corporation, Rogers Communications, Salon Daniel, The Image Is, Cassels Brock Blackwell LLP and the City of Toronto.

2. Guilty Pleasures 10th Anniversary Event

It's back and it's better than ever! TFI and The Drake Hotel are partnering for a 10th successful year to host Guilty Pleasures, a sinfully delightful event where fashion and food collide to create a fun and fabulous day of shopping and dining. Held during the City of Toronto's Winterlicious culinary festival, this year's Guilty Pleasures will boast double the number of apparel and accessories vendors on two floors at the hotel. Consumers will enjoy huge savings on designer goods, complimentary mini-manicures, styling and fashion advice, an informal fashion show, silent auction and more.

Save the date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, at The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto. Brunch tickets are now available by contacting The Drake Hotel. Doors open to the public from 2pm to 4:30pm.

3. P&G Beauty Awards

Emmy-nominated Mad Men star Christina Hendricks lit up the stage at the 5th Annual P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards on December 3, 2013. The event, held at The Carlu, honoured top talents in Canada's fashion and beauty industries. From a record 316 entries submitted this year, 20 awards across 15 categories were announced. The winners of the 2013 P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards are:

1. Best Art Direction
Mark Reynolds, Montecristo Magazine

2. Best Next Face - Presented by Olay
Dauphine McKee - Elmer Olsen Models

3. Best Beauty Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online – Trend or Profile (English)
Olivia Stren, Fashion magazine, Shear Force

4. Best Beauty Feature of a Magazine, Newspaper or Online – Trend or Profile (French)
Mélanie Frappa, Elle Québec, Tendances phares: printemps-été 2013

5. Best Beauty Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online – Scientific or Technical (English)
Ellen Himelfarb, Flare, Tug of War

6. Best Beauty Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online – Scientific or Technical (French)
Émilie Villeneuve, Elle Québec, La beauté responsable

7. Best Beauty Editor of a Magazine
Vanessa Craft, Elle Canada

8. Best Male Grooming Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online
Heidi Sopinka, Flare, Clean Cut

9. Hair Stylist of the Year - Presented by Pantene
Nicolas Blanchet

10. Best Fashion Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online (English)
Angela Murrills, Nuvo, Stich by Stich

11. Best Fashion Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online (French)
Andrée-Anne Léonard, Elle Québec, Peut-on encore porter de la fourrure?

12. Best Fashion Editor of a Magazine
George Antonopoulos, Fashion magazine

13. Best Male Fashion Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online (English)
Patricia Gajo, Nuvo, Down to Business

14. Best Male Fashion Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online (French)
Jessica Dostie, Journal Métro, Des jeans dans le mile end

15. Best Beauty or Fashion Blog (English)
Sharon Ng Hayes, The Backseat Stylers

16. Best Beauty or Fashion Blog (French)
Josiane Stratis, Ton Petit Look

17. Best Beauty or Fashion Website
Randi Bergman, Fashionmagazine.com

18. Photographer of the Year
Richard Bernardin

19. Make-up Artist of the Year - Presented by COVERGIRL
Blair Petty

20. Best Magazine Cover
Sylvain Blais, Dress to Kill (Spring 2013)

4. Canadian Fabric Launches

On November 19, 2013, fashion industry VIPs rubbed shoulders with some of Toronto's top philanthropists at Le Grand Ball, a black-tie affair held at the Royal Ontario Museum in celebration of the launch of Canadian Fabric, a new, altruistic, culture and style publication.

The non-profit magazine, published by House of Forward Fashion (HOFF), features a collaboration between the country’s leading photographers, designers and artists to capture the cultural fabric of Canada. The entire editorial content was developed by volunteers, led by editor-in-chief Brittney Kuczynski. Equity sales financier by day, philanthropist, kick-starter and glamour gal by night, Kuczynski has organized and hosted several successful benefits including the Hush Hush fundraiser for the Toronto Public Library and the Oceana Ball in support of the Herbie Fund at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is also one of the founding directors of the CAFA Awards.

Canadian Fabric retails for $12.99 and proceeds will benefit Oolagen, a charity that provides critical support for youth struggling with mental health issues. Look for Canadian Fabric at Chapters and Indigo locations across Canada.

5. TFI Welcomes New Business Mentor Gail McInnes

TFI is pleased to welcome long-time TFI supporter, volunteer and former Resident member Gail Mcinnes to its roster of business mentors. A fixture in Toronto's social scene, the Glasgow-born, well-connected and charismatic owner of Magnet Creative Management brings her inherent Scottish charm, expertise and insider knowledge to her role as the fashion host for TDot TV and is co-owner of the celebrity fashion showroom Stylist Box. She also is a freelance fashion reporter having written for Flare.com, MarketWire’s Market Wired blog, The Huffington Post, Global News, Revive magazine and, of course, TFI News.

Her in-depth views and opinions into the world of style are often called upon for various television appearances as an expert in her field, including CBC News, Global TV’s The Morning Show, CTV Newsnet, Tele-Journal, MTV Live, CosmoTV’s Oh So Cosmo, Slice Network’s X-Weighted and Party Mamas. Recently, she was featured as the Bachelorette in W Network’s Come Date With Me. Gail gained international recognition when she was nominated in 2011 as “Communicator of the Year” by the prestigious Scottish Fashion Awards, in association with Vogue.com.

Gail devotes her extra time to furthering the careers of the next generation of fashion entrepreneurs through organizations like Youth Employment Services (YES), as a guest speaker and judge at various colleges and universities, and now at TFI where she will share tips, advice and direction on how to effectively use social media to promote and market a brand.

To make a private, one-on-one mentor appointment with Gail, please contact TFI.

6. Thank You TFI Donors

Thank you to our donors for your support of our non-profit organization. Your financial contribution enables TFI to carry on its important work of encouraging job creation and economic development in the community. This month we recognize Benefactor Rose E. Dee International, and donors Franz Albana, Sanjay Nanik Hathirama, Nour Al Hammoud and Nicole Y. Yu. If you like reading TFI News, please make a donation to our non-profit by clicking here. Donor categories: Contributor, $50 and under; Supporter, $50 to $100; Benefactor, $100 to $500; Patron, $500 and up.

7. TFI's Search For The Best & Brightest

Starting January 2, 2014, the Toronto Fashion Incubator is on a quest to find the best and brightest new fashion entrepreneur! If you have a new fashion business that's less than three years old and you're based in Canada, enter our #TFIBestandBrightest Search for a chance to win FREE studio rent at TFI for six months!

You can be an apparel or accessory designer, a fashion stylist, fashion blogger, online retailer...just about any kind of fashion entrepreneur!

First prize: 6 months FREE rent in your private studio at TFI
Second prize: 3 months FREE rent in your private studio at TFI

About your private studio at TFI:
• It's in a creative, inspiring space where you can work and network with like-minded peers in the fashion industry
• You'll share our common areas (kitchen, washrooms, lounges and meeting space)
• You'll have 24/7 access to launch and grow your business

Prizes include base rent, utilities, property tax, maintenance and building insurance (for common areas), one-on-one mentoring from TFI’s executive director Susan Langdon and a chance to extend your stay at TFI for up to three years.

Contact TFI for information and an application.

8. Scene & Heard

LVMH Launches Fashion Contest For New Designers
Open to emerging fashion designers from around the world who have designed at least two ready-to-wear collections and who are less than 40 years old, this new contest from LVMH will award with winner with a €300,000 cash grant, plus one year of coaching. Heavyweight judges include Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, former Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière, Raf Simons, Phoebe Philo, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci and Kenzo creatives and Opening Ceremony founders Humberton Leon and Carol Lim. Apply online at www.lvmhprize.com before the deadline closes February 2, 2014.

RIP Montreal Fashion Week
C'est vrai, c'est fini. Sensation Mode, organizer of Montreal Fashion Week, announced in November that the city's semi-annual runway platform for Quebec designers has been cancelled. According to The Montreal Gazette, Sensation Mode received $125,000 from various levels of government to help fund the last event but those sources of revenue have since dried up. What happens now is anyone's guess. Will Quebec designers band together and organize a new Montreal showcase? Perhaps, but one thing is for certain, it won't be called Montreal Fashion Week. That name is owned by industry association Liaison Mode Montréal, which licensed the name to Sensation Mode.

TFI's Press & Buyers Brunch Returns To WMCFW 2014
SAVE THE DATE: On March 19 and 20, 2014, TFI returns to World MasterCard® Fashion Week with its popular Press & Buyers Brunch (PBB)Trade Show. A highlight of the week's activities for the past two seasons, the invitation-only Brunch features 20 apparel and accessory designers each day in a boutique trade show platform. Last season's event generated 39 media hits for the TFI Press and Buyers Brunch, reaching an audience of over 80 million. Notable media include CBC News, CBC Radio, Flare, Fashion magazine, Elle Canada, Steven & Chris, The Marilyn Denis Show, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Global News, which featured a different PBB designer each day during fashion week. Retailers in attendance included Andrews, Fresh Collective, Hudson's Bay Company, La Closette, Linea Intima, Madame Moje (Vancouver), Shop Girls, Shop High Standards, Shop Sauvage, TNT Boutiques, Trend Trunk, and Purely Fashion (NYC). If you're a Canadian fashion entrepreneur who wants to meet buyers, network with industry VIPs and get mentioned in the press, download your application here.

50 Years of Alaïa
The Palais Galliera in Paris re-opened in September after four years of renovation with a retrospective featuring the work of famed designer Azzedine Alaïa. The exhibit, which is on display until January 26, 2014, features the designer's most iconic dresses that helped shaped his reputation for tightly fitted, sculpted, feminine cuts. More information is available at http://bit.ly/IMDbLs.

Designers To Watch
With stalemated judges, recent Academy of Design graduates Emma Hanninen, Patrick Salonga and Sel Unson shared the Most Creative Collection award during a fashion show hosted by the Academy of Design in Toronto. The show, held at Corus Entertainment in November, featured 19 of the school’s graduating designers, with ticket proceeds going to Project Winter Survival. Judges included Zoomer magazine editor Suzanne Boyd, Zoomer fashion editor Derrick Chetty, Greta Constantine designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, stylists George Antonopolis and Georgia Groom, Fashion magazine’s market editor Caitlan Moneta, and Rac Boutique’s Glenna Weddle. Within the past year, Academy graduates have also won the Telio national fashion design competition for 2013, the Project Catwalk Challenge at the Creativ Fesitval (for the fourth time), and the Canada Goose/Sporting Life competition.

WGSN Acquires Competitor StyleSight
In November, UK-based, online trend forecaster Worth Global Style Network (WGSN), bought its leading competitor, US-based StyleSight. Details of the acquisition have not been released except that an information and customer service hub will be based in New York.

Bayview Village Sold
Upscale shopping centre Bayview Village, located in the north end of Toronto, recently sold for $500 million, making it one of the city's largest real estate deals in 2013. The 440,000 square-foot mall, home to retailers such as TNT, Your Choice and Pink Tartan, was purchased by the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. According to the Bayview Village Association, a neighbourhood organization, there are no details of future development plans however there is some indication that the buyers are considering adding condominiums to the site.

Neiman Marcus Has A New Canadian Owner
American luxury retailer Neiman Marcus now has a Canadian co-owner. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board partnered with Ares Management LLC, a global alternative asset management firm, to acquire Neiman Marcus Group LTD Inc. for approximately US$6 billion. The company also owns the Bergdorf Goodman department stores, and operates a direct marketing division, Neiman Marcus Direct. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a Crown corporation that invests the funds held by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

All Eyes On Xiao Li
The world is watching new London-based designer Xiao Li who is revolutionizing knitwear with her plump, voluminous pieces made from silicone. The Royal College of Art grad has been snapping up prizes across the pond for her looks that were inspired by modern architecture and Cristóbal Balenciaga.

In The Blink Of An Eye
Katia Vega – an information systems engineer, PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Rio de Janeiro and avid beauty geek – has created a line of techno beauty products called Beauty Tech. Using the body's electromagnetic currents, users wearing Vega's glamorous metallic false eyelashes and conductive eyeliner makeup need only blink to change the colour of a LED headdress. Jewelled acrylic nails, adorned with RFID (radio-frequency identification) glass capsule tags, conductive polish or tiny magnets, allow wearers to connect with objects such as smart phones that house magnetic switches. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1aPCebR.

IFIC Virtual Conference
The first-ever virtual International Fashion Incubators Conference (IFIC) held October 21 to 25, 2013, and co-hosted by the Toronto Fashion Incubator and TCF Global in Perth, Australia, generated over 15-million media impressions, including coverage from The Toronto Star, Yahoo Finance, CBC Radio (English and French), The Daily Star, Huffington Post Canada and Mississauga News.

Funding Available For Your Social Venture
If you are an Ontario-based entrepreneur who's developing a social venture that addresses social, environmental, economic, or cultural challenges, you may be eligible for funding from The Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund. The fund, an initiative between the Centre for Social Innovation, the Province of Ontario, Alterna Savings, Microsoft Canada, TD Bank Group, KPMG, and Social Capital Partners, has been designed to help promising early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators with low interest loans of $5,000 to $25,000. The next round of applications is open until January 3, 2014. Loans will be disbursed on February 12, 2014. Read the full eligibility criteria here http://bit.ly/1brM5Vr.

Issey Miyake's Reality Lab
Japanese conceptual designer Issey Miyake recently launched Reality Lab, a new concept store housed in the Aoyama quarter in Tokyo. The minimalist, light-infused environment designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, provides the perfect retail destination to exhibit Miyake's famous pleated, sculptural pieces.

Uplifting News From Hoax Couture
Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell, designers and owners of design label Hoax Couture, recently unveiled their latest project, costumes for the National Ballet of Canada's new program called Black Night's Bright Day. Choreographed by James Kudelka, the ballet features vocals by soprano Dame Emma Kirkby and countertenor Daniel Taylor.

Garrison Bespoke Scores A Direct Hit
Former TFI Outreach member Michael Nguyen, co-owner of Garrison Bespoke, made headline news in November with the debut of a bulletproof suit. Nguyen's finely hand-tailored and handsome three-piece suits are lined with several ultra-thin layers of carbon nanotubes, a state-of-the-art bullet-resistant material used by the U.S. Army Special Forces. Suits start at $20,000 a pop and polo shirts cost approximately $800.

A Wired Onesie
The Mimo "techno-bodysuit" created by U.S.-based Dragon Innovation, has created a washable, organic cotton onesie for babies that's fitted with a device that monitors the baby's sleep, movements, breathing and temperature. Equipped with a microphone and shaped like a turtle, the monitor is connected to a WiFi station that sends information to parents via an integrated smartphone app. The product is scheduled to hit stores nationwide in the United States starting January 2014. For more info, visit http://mimobaby.com/.

News From VAWK
2013 has been one busy year for Sunny Fong, designer of the VAWK label. In less than 12 months, Fong has collaborated and completed several impressive design projects including uniforms for the staff of the luxe Shangri-La hotel in Toronto and two exclusive diffusion lines for e-Bay. The Project Runway Canada winner also participated and won Cashmere's Vote Couture for the Cure™, Cashmere Bathroom Tissue’s online fundraising initiative for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. “I’m really surprised the fans chose me as their favourite! There were many outstanding designs in this year’s White Cashmere Collection and I was honoured to share the runway with my peers,” said Fong. “I’m so proud to be part of this unique showcase for Canadian fashion and very touched that Cashmere is donating $10,000 in my name to The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation."

BCBG Spring 2014 Preview
On November 29, 2013, fashion media were invited to breakfast at BCBG's Bloor street location in Toronto for a preview of the brand's spring/summer 2014 line. Floral printed dresses and separates in cotton and silk featured menswear details such as peplums shaped as tailored collars and hems fashioned after buttoned shirt plackets. Also on view were items from Herve Leger by Max Azria. While not all of the pieces on display will hit Canada this spring, consumers can shop online at www.bcbg.com for their fashion fix.

Canadian To Helm Major U.S. Publication
Chatelaine magazine is searching for a new editor-in-chief now that Jane Francisco has left for New York to lead Good Housekeeping magazine. Francisco had been at the helm of Chatelaine since 2009 and prior to that she was the EIC of Style at Home, Glow, and Wish. Good Housekeeping boasts 25 million print and digital readers making it one of America's most widely read publications.

Roots Founders Join The Club
On November 20, 2013, Michael Budman and Don Green, co-founders of iconic lifestyle brand Roots, officially became Canadian citizens. The Detroit natives first fell in love with Canada when they attended summer camp in Algonquin Park more than 40 years ago. Worldwide, the Roots brand is synonymous with the rugged Canadian wilderness.

Canada Goose Sues Sears
Another iconic Canadian brand, Canada Goose, is suing troubled retailer Sears over copyright infringement of its women's Kensington parka. Sears has been selling products similar to Canada Goose's three-quarters length, hooded coat with circular logo patch. In October, Sears Canada announced that it would be closing five of its stores, including the flagship Eaton Centre location and in November, the retailer laid off 800 employees in a restructuring move. More recently, the struggling retailer shed its Lands End holdings in the wake of declining sales and operating losses.

Changes At HBC
The recent $2.9-billion acquisition of luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue by the Hudson's Bay Company triggered some executive changes at HBC. Mary Turner is the new executive vice president of merchandising, overseeing branded merchandising for ladies, men's, children's and luggage, in addition to overseeing The Room, private brands, Topshop/Topman, bridal and licensed brands. Jonathan Greller has been promoted to group senior vice president responsible for private brands and speciality, including global sourcing, Topshop/Topman, bridal and licensed. MaryAnne Morin is the new group senior vice president for centre core, intimates, ladies suits and dresses. While plans to open Saks in Canada are not confirmed, it's widely rumored that a flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store will open on Toronto's tony Bloor Street, a few doors east of Holt Renfrew.

Makeover Set For Ogilvy
Ogilvy's, the 147-year-old grand dame of retail residing on St. Catherine Street in Montreal, is set for a $60-million facelift. Not only will the store's footprint increase from 140,000 square feet to 220,000, new luxury designer shops will be installed such as Celine, Givenchy, Paul Smith and Ermenegildo Zegna. Senior vice president Joanne Nemeroff will helm the Ogilvy buying, marketing and store operation teams. Renovations are expected to begin next fall 2014 and be completed in 2017.

Former NAM Model Agency Founder Charged
Twitter was on fire during World MasterCard Fashion Week in October as word spread quickly about the arrest of Norwayne Anderson, former founder of the NAM Model Agency in Toronto. Toronto Police tweeted: @TorontoPolice 1024 14:11 Arrest In Sexual Asslt Invst, Norwayne Anderson, 43, Photo Of Man Rlsd, Pol Believe Re May Be Or Victims http://t.co/BEZQxbR8aF. Anderson faces five charges of sexual assault and two charges of sexual exploitation involving several teenage boys. The alleged attacks took place in 1996, 2000, 2009 and 2010.

9. Top Picks
Spring 2015 accessory trend forecast from WeConnectFashion

FREE Quickbooks accounting software for entrepreneurs

Find out what it takes to win New Labels! Watch this seven-part e-doc series created by David Greener, based on TFI's 2013 New Labels competition. A MUST-SEE for semi-finalists and future applicants

Sign MP Olivia Chow's petition to stop unfair fees paid by small businesses and individuals. Did you know phone companies and banks are charging you $2 every time you get your bill through the mail?
10. Fashion Calendar

Première Vision New York
New York
January 14 - 15, 2014
International textile trade show

Paris Haute Couture (Mode à Paris)
January 20 - 23, 2014
Haute Couture spring/summer 2014 collections

TFI Meet & Mingle Night – FREE for Members
January 21, 2014
TFI Members: You're invited to our members’ night (and bring a friend!)

Q&A with Flare's fashion director Tiyana Grulovic
January 28, 2014
Find out about career opportunities in fashion and media

Guilty Pleasures at The Drake Hotel
February 1, 2014
A sinfully fabulous consumer sale at The Drake Hotel

CAFA Awards
February 1, 2014
An inaugural gala celebrating Canadian arts and fashion

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
New York
February 6 - 13, 2014
Fall 2014 designer collections

London Fashion Week
February 12 - 16, 2014
Fall 2014 designer runway shows

Premiere Vision Paris
February 18 - 20, 2014
International textile trade show

Milan Fashion Week
February 19 - 25, 2014
Fall 2014 designer collections

Paris Fashion Week (Mode à Paris)
February 28 - March 3, 2014
Fall 2014 designer collections

World MasterCard Fashion Week
March 17 - 21, 2014
Fall 2014 runway shows from Canadian designers

TFI's Press & Buyers Brunch at WMCFW
March 19 - 20, 2014
Meet media and retailers at this not-to-miss boutique trade show held at World MasterCard Fashion Week. EXHIBITOR APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE HERE - DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 28, 2014

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