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TFI News October/November 2007

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October/November 2007
Volume 15, Issue 7

1. ELLE Canada Announces Fashion & Beauty Event 2008
2. TFI New Labels® Competition Launches
3. TFI’s Spring 2008 Press & Buyers Breakfast Review
4. L'Oreal Fashion Week At The Tents
5. The 2007 Cadbury Chocolate Couture Collection
6. The White Cashmere Collection 2007
7. Scene & Heard
8. Upcoming Events
9. Top Picks

1. ELLE Canada Announces Fashion & Beauty Event 2008
Get ready for the most exciting fashion and beauty event of the year! Transcontinental Publishing will present Canada’s premier consumer fashion and beauty event on April 24 to 27, 2008, at The Direct Energy Centre in Exhibition Place, Toronto.

On opening night, ELLE Canada will host a VIP fashion gala to benefit the Toronto Fashion Incubator. One thousand glittering guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a wine-tasting reception hosted by Vin de Pays d’Oc, a fashion show featuring the finalists of the TFI New Labels® 2008 Fashion Design Competition, a fantastic silent auction, a goody bag filled with fabulous products from P&G Beauty and an exclusive opportunity to get first pickings from the various fashion vendor boutiques found throughout the venue. VIP and general admission tickets for the opening night gala will be available to the general public soon.

After the gala, the event continues for three more exciting days, with daily fashion shows, vendor booths and beauty and fashion seminars, where fashionistas can meet their favourite ELLE Canada editor and gain helpful tips and advice. Stay tuned for more information on where to purchase tickets. If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Solomon, manager, consumer shows, at susan.solomon@transcontinental.ca or 416-218-3550.

2. TFI’s New Labels® Competition Launches

Now in its 26th successful season, the Toronto Fashion Incubator is seeking talented new designers to feature in its TFI New Labels® Fashion Design Competition. YOU could win a prize package valued at $25,000 from ELLE Canada and be Canada’s next TOP designer! On April 24, 2008, finalists of the 2008 TFI New Labels® competition will be featured in a runway show on the opening night of the ELLE Canada gala benefit in support of the Toronto Fashion Incubator.
(Left: From 2007 TFI New Labels® winners Quelque Filles)

If you are a professional fashion designer who has been in business three years or less, you design womenswear and you’re a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, download the application at www.fashionincubator.com/happenings/entries/new-labels-fashion-design-5.shtml and send in your entry to the Toronto Fashion Incubator before December 10, 2007.

You could join the prestigious ranks of past TFI New Labels® winners and finalists including David Dixon, Joeffer Caoc, Mercy, Hyphen, Katya Revenko and Quelque Filles.

For inspiration, view a video of the last TFI New Labels® show at ELLE Canada online.
If you have questions about what and how to submit, send an email to TFI asap.

3. TFI’s Spring 2008 Press & Buyers Breakfast
On October 16, 2007, TFI hosted its annual Press & Buyers Breakfast at its new location in Exhibition Place. This year’s event boasted a talented roster of 18 apparel and accessory designers including:

ANATA (www.anatadesign.com), Carrie Hayes (www.carriehayes.com), Danielle Sweeney Design (www.daniellesweeneydesign.com), D’Mila (www.dlgpartners.com), Foxy Originals (www.foxyoriginals.com), Hillberg & Berk (www.hillbergandberk.com), Hortense Salvatore (www.hortensesalvatore.com), Jennifer Reilly (www.jenniferreilly.com), Jessica Jensen (www.shopjessicajensen.com), MALAK BY KALAM LEE (www.malakbykalamlee.com), MaRGie Jewellery Studio (www.margiejewellery.com), Mirjana Scepanovic (www.mirjanascepanovic.com), miss rowe (www.missrowe.com), Monikque (www.monikque.com), Morris B (www.morrisb.com), Revolve Clothing Company (www.revolveyourworld.com), Snoflake (www.snoflakefashion.com), Tryd&True (www.trydandtrue.com).

Retailers including Finishing Touches, Boutique Le Trou, Andrew’s and Holt Renfrew, alongside top media such as Fashion, Flare, Inside Fashion and Fashion Television, were wowed by the high caliber designs shown by TFI members for spring 2008. Several magazines used the event as an opportunity to source items for upcoming photoshoots, while it peaked the interest of some retailers, who subsequently placed orders.

Monikque by Monica Peczeli received immediate coverage, being named “Obsession of the Week” in the National Post, while Anat Taiber for ANATA was mentioned in NOW magazine—her line compared to Balenciaga. Canadian actress Tara Spencer-Nairn also wore one of her dresses to the Gemini Awards. Jessica Jensen also landed on Fashion magazine’s website and Sweetspot.ca. The Sweetspot.ca article directed more than 2,100 hits to her website in two days.

Click here for more photos from the event.

4. L'Oreal Toronto Fashion Week At The Tents
The 14th edition of L’Oreal Toronto Fashion Week took place October 22 to 27, 2007, in a 30,000-sq.-ft. tent set up on Nathan Phillips Square in front of Toronto’s City Hall. The event, produced by the Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC), featured the spring 2008 collections of designers from across the country. Lines as diverse as travelwear staple Tilley Endurables to Ginch Gonch (an underwear collection), to the rockin’ Damzels in This Dress to the elegance of David Dixon, shone under the tents to packed audiences. Most of the collections shown proved runway-worthy. Here’s a snapshot of TFI’s faves:

Philip Sparks
Kicking off fashion week, Sparks wowed the audience with his lean-cut and finely tailored summer suits and separates. Fabrics included striped linen and madras cotton, all in a nautical palette of red, white and blue. The menswear designer, only in his second season, accessorized his collection with straw boat hats and vintage-inspired shoes from the new Philip Sparks footwear collection, exclusively available at Town Shoes. (Photo: Maja Hajduk)


Project Runway
The audience had no idea what to expect at the taping of this show for the Canadian version of the TV hit series Project Runway. Audience attendees were warned in advance that legal action would be taken against those who disclosed information pertaining to the show, so all we can tell you is that supermodel and host Iman looked stunning and that the winner of the popular TV show competition was not revealed to the audience.

David Dixon
True to his brand, Dixon’s spring 2008 collection exuded nonchalant elegance and luxury. His theme this season was Newport and the line captured the freshness and crispness one associates with a seaside resort. Graphic black and white prints, silver on white damask and white-on-white chrysanthemum appliquéd silk, cut in ladylike dresses and gorgeous blouses are sure to be retail winners.

Damzels in This Dress
The prize for most original show opener goes to Kelly Freeman and Rory Lindo, the designing duo behind Damzels in This Dress. Guests were treated to a pre-show video about killer dolls gone wild. Models dressed as life-sized dolls in an assortment of pretty day dresses were accessorized with chain saws.

Joeffer Caoc
Clear mid-toned brights in lemon, aqua and fuchsia, in easy, breezy body-skimming caftans, highlighted Caoc’s spring collection. Goddesses floated down the runway in one-shouldered tops and dresses in silk georgette and sequins.




A stunning draped gown in lemon yellow jersey opened the show that proved to be decidedly pretty and feminine. Gorgeous prints in flirty wrap dresses, high-waisted pants and bright slicker raincoats looked fresh for spring.

For runway footage, visit Fashion Television

5. The 2007 Cadbury Chocolate Couture Collection
Ten of Canada's top fashion designers, including Farley Chatto, Pat McDonagh and Izzy Camilleri, and two upcoming TFI members, Phoebe Gao of OZEN and Sarah Nicol (formerly of Quelque Filles), participated in the 2007 Cadbury Chocolate Couture Collection fashion show held November 20, 2007, at The Carlu in Toronto. Building on the success of the original 2005 Cadbury Chocolate Couture Collection, Cadbury Adams, Canada's largest confectionery company, posed a new challenge and asked designers to draw inspiration from the juxtaposition of opposites such as sweet versus sexy and good versus bad. Exclusive to the Cadbury Chocolate Couture Collection, these creations celebrated originality and the creative genius of Canadian design talent.

Curator and TFI alumni Farley Chatto created an anarchistic menswear ensemble with a nod to the 1980s. His club-kid punk revival look was comprised of a painted-on chocolate Sex Pistols T-shirt, a sleeveless denim chocolate vest and a kilt in milk and dark chocolate plaid. The faux-Mohawk hair style, chain accessories and tattoo were also pure chocolate.

TFI member Sarah Nicol was inspired by the silver screen vixens of old Hollywood for her Cadbury Couture creation. Entitled “Devilish in Leather”, Nicol’s design featured a solid chocolate bustier and a cascade of molten chocolate "bubbles". Slim cigarette leather pants were surfaced with shiny dark chocolate, while the devilish belt was styled in the rarest of leathers—a dark chocolate leopard. Completing the look, Nicol handcrafted a chocolate headpiece, solid chocolate gloves and a tattoo. (Left: 2007 Cadbury Chocolate Couture design by Sarah Nicol)

TFI member Phoebe Gao of OZEN created a cropped swing coat embellished with dazzling chocolate hand-beading. Worn over a milk chocolate crinoline top and slim skirt patterned in swirls of various chocolates, the outfit was accessorized with a chocolate scarf, gloves and stiletto boots. (Right: For the Frill of It, by Phoebe Gao of OZEN)




Sunny Choi, known for her elegant ladies-who-lunch looks, transformed the mundane task of walking the dog into a sophisticated style moment with her decidedly uptown outfit: a sexy leopard-print suit with a portrait collar and slim, short skirt hemmed with faux fur. The leopard spots were an artful amalgam of delectable dark and milk chocolate, as were the chic accessories from the matching picture hat to the leopard belt and chocolate tights. (Left: Walking the dog in Cadbury Style by Sunny Choi)

6. The White Cashmere Collection 2007—A Stunning Celebration Of Quebec Fashion
A unique and unprecedented celebration of Quebec fashion was revealed on the runway in Montreal on Wednesday, September 26, with The White Cashmere Collection 2007, the world’s first-ever designer collection of Bathroom Tissue (BT) Couture.

Eight of Montreal’s leading fashion designers worked their magic using swathes of soft, luxuriant 100 per cent cashmere, Canada’s best-selling bathroom tissue. This talented group has imagined everything from a playful, sassy club dress to the most elegant evening gown.

Curated by Chantal Durivage, director general of Montreal Fashion Week and creator of Montreal and Toronto’s Fashion and Design Festivals, the White Cashmere Collection 2007 included fashion-forward BT Couture created by Marie Saint Pierre, MUSE par Christian Chenail, ENVERS par Yves Jean Lacasse, Georges Lévesque, Michel Desjardins, Bodybag by Jude and CLUC Couture. The collection is captured for posterity in a stunning photo shoot by Quebec photographer Geneviève Charbonneau.

“The White Cashmere Collection reflects cashmere’s soft and luxurious premium qualities,” said Nancy Marcus, vice president of marketing for Kruger Products. “We proudly make Cashmere Bathroom Tissue in Quebec, so this year we’re using our White Cashmere Collection to shine the spotlight on the best in Quebec fashion.”

Left: Faux innocence is expressed in the prim bibbed bodice, ruffled intricate tiers of mini-box pleats and peek-a-boo neckline by Bodybag by Jude, from designer Judith Desjardins.

Centre: This sophisticated creation by Georges Lévesque is an all-grown-up baby doll dress. The multitiered skirt, each layer with a dentélée (lace-effect) edge, cascades from an empire waist.

Right: Marie Saint Pierre’s body-skimming sheath is entirely constructed of thin strips of BT fused to yield an all-over crinkled effect. Carefully stitched darts create the dramatic central focus while raw edges lend an iconoclastic charm.

Canadians are invited to visit www.cashmere.ca to view more designs.

7. Scene & Heard

WIN A Trip To New York Fashion Week!
FashionWatch.com is hosting a contest where you can win a trip for two to New York Fashion Week. Enter today at fashionprizes.com/2007/nyfw-trip-2008.html?email. Prize includes two nights at the Milford Plaza hotel, VIP registration to attend three runway shows and a $500 travel voucher.

Seeking An Export Development Consultant
The Toronto Fashion Incubator is seeking a freelance consultant to research and deliver a report on export market opportunities that would benefit TFI members. The project will commence January 14, 2008, and conclude on March 17, 2008. An outline of a RFP (request for proposal) can be downloaded from the TFI website. Proposal submission deadline is December 17, 2008.

Three Canadian Designers Show At Belgrade Fashion Week
Montreal designer Renata Morales, along with Toronto-based designers Zoran Dobric and Lucian Matis (both TFI members), were invited to show their spring 2008 collections in Belgrade on October 27, 2007. The Canadians were a huge hit, particularly Matis’ line, which provided a colourful and romantic counterpoint to the mainly tailored, grey and black-hued lines from Serbian designers.(Right: Lace-trimmed blazer worn with striped wool skirt with ruffled, uneven hem by Lucian Matis)
For more photos, visit www.belgradefashionweek.com/english/index.php.

What’s In A Buyer’s Mind?
TFI’s diary blogger, Carolyn Rohaly, interviews Jason Morikawa, buyer for three Holt Renfrew departments: directional designers, designer eveningwear and the World Design Lab. Find out how he got to be where he is, what he looks for in a collection and gain some valuable insider tips on how to approach buyers. Read it all at TFI Diaries.

TFI Member Wins Ford Challenge
On October 24, 2007, during L’Oreal Toronto Fashion Week, TFI member David Smith, was awarded first prize in Ford of Canada’s Taking Style to the Edge design competition. Smith won $5,000 and the opportunity to outfit Ford representatives in his winning design. Smith’s company, Beta Clothing, designs and produces performance wear for rock climbing enthusiasts. (Right: David Smith (right) with model)

Enter To WIN The Project Runway Canada Spring Trends Collection!
One lucky winner will win an entire collection designed by Project Runway Canada contestants, which will be featured in the “Winners Challenge” episode of the popular TV series. Visit www.ellecanada.com to enter.

TFI Designers Outfit Canada’s Next Top Model
In September, Rebecca Hardy, winner of television’s Canada’s Next Top Model show, wore head-to-toe TFI to the Pink Bedroom Party event held October 12, 2007, at The Liberty Grand. Hardy wore a gorgeous, orange chiffon cocktail dress by Katya Revenko, gold jewellery from Rebecca Gruber of High Strung Designs and strappy gold/emerald heels from Veronica Ljubicic of Divna.


Get Listed!
Promote your company’s services in the Resources section of TFI’s website, www.fashionincubator.com, to a young and fashionable group of influencers. Are you a contractor, patternmaker, fabric supplier or retail store? Are you looking for new clients and FREE marketing exposure? Simply download the appropriate form here and send it to TFI. There is NO cost to participate; this is free service to the community provided by the Toronto Fashion Incubator.

Gucci Supports UNICEF
Gucci continues the most extensive philanthropic partnership in the company's history: The Gucci Holiday Campaign to Benefit UNICEF. Inaugurated in 2005, the holiday campaign enters its third year of commitment to UNICEF programs that support orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. To honour this initiative, creative director Frida Giannini has designed a special accessory and gift collection for the holidays that will be available in nearly 200 stores worldwide. She has also created a special edition "Gucci for UNICEF" Indy bag that will benefit UNICEF for an entire year, starting this holiday season. Gucci will donate 25% of the sales from this bag to critical HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs. The holiday collection spans every accessory category and has been designed in the company's iconic GG canvas. A decorative rosette, inspired by a vintage accessory from the Gucci archive, is used as a festive motif throughout the collection. From November 15th through December 31st, 2007, Gucci will donate 25% of the sales from these items to support UNICEF programs that provide lifesaving protection, health care, clean water and education to children in Malawi and Mozambique, where over one million children have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. To view the special catalogue, visit www.gucci.com/int/catalog/holiday/.

Organic Standards Under Development
Following on the heels of a successful seminar hosted by the Canadian Apparel Federation in June of this year, Jon Cloud of the Organic Cotton Company is leading an effort to establish a committee to develop a voluntary standard for organic textiles in Canada. The first meeting is scheduled for January 2008. Companies interested in this issue should contact him at jon@organic-cotton-co.com.

Thank You To 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 donors Karen Facciolo, Kerry MacMullin, Nadia Homonko and Jasmin Dugal from Rowenta for their kind donations to TFI.

Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada
Trade Mission Of Canadian Businesswomen To Jamaica & Barbados January 20 – 25, 2008
The Government of Canada invites Canadian businesswomen to participate in a trade mission to Jamaica and Barbados from January 20 to 25, 2008. The Honourable Helena Guergis, secretary of state for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, will lead the mission. The trade mission will focus on opportunities in the following sectors: agriculture (including food and beverages); technology and equipment; apparel; bio industries (including biotech); building products and construction; education and training; environmental services and technologies; financial services; health industries (including healthcare); information and communications technologies (ICT); and investment services (especially banking, insurance and capital projects). The program will consist of seminars and site visits, hospitality events and networking opportunities designed to introduce participants to local government decision-makers and business leaders, as well as Canadian business people active in the region with experience to share. Officials at the Canadian Embassies in Jamaica and Barbados will also work with you to identify potential business partners and set up one-on-one meetings. Register early, as space is limited. For information on registration, contact: Carrie Marr, business development officer, International Trade Missions Division Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, tel: 613-995-9293 or carrie.marr@international.gc.ca; or Brigitte Martin, business development officer, International Trade Missions Division Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, tel: 613-944-7072 or brigitte.martin@international.gc.ca. For information on opportunities in Jamaica or Barbados, contact Rosie Zolla, trade commissioner, Central America, Latin America and Caribbean Division Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, tel: 613-943-8807 or rosie.zolla@international.gc.ca.

8. Upcoming Events

December 3, 2007
TFI Members Meeting
5:30pm, cash bar and networking; 6:00 – 7:30pm, meeting, Gossip Restaurant, 50 Prince Edward Island Cres., Exhibition Place, Toronto. Click here for a map to Gossip Restaurant. Join TFI member and diary blogger, Carolyn Rohaly, and fellow TFI members at this stimulating networking and idea-sharing meeting. If you have questions about TFI, the industry or TFI's New Labels® Competition, we'll do our best to address these and more!

Dec. 3 – 4, Montreal; Dec. 5, Toronto; Dec. 7, Vancouver
Fast Fashion II Workshops
Based on the success of its past workshops, the Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF) is bringing back presenter Ken Watson to delve deeper into the challenges of the fast fashion supply chain. Participants from the first series will further benefit from the enhanced full-day workshop format, and anyone who missed Ken’s previous session will definitely want to hear how to learn from successful speed-to-market retailers like Zara. For those who need a bit more background on the approach, the article Zara - the Fast Fashion Phenomenon by Ken Watson will serve as a good guide to what will be covered at the workshop. Please note that the workshop will be of interest to both manufacturer/suppliers and fashion retailers, and will include extensive take-away materials. Click here to download the registration form. For more information, please call Eileen Melnick McCarthy at 800-661-1187 x 222 or email emelnick@apparel.ca.

December 10, 2007
Submission Deadline For TFI’s New Labels Fashion Design Competition
5:00pm (EST), Toronto Fashion Incubator, 285 Manitoba Dr., Exhibition Place, Toronto. Today is the last day to submit your application to enter this prestigious fashion competition, now in its 26th successful season. You could be Canada’s NEXT TOP DESIGNER and win a prize package from ELLE Canada valued at over $25,000! Download criteria and an application here.

December 13, 2007
P&G Beauty: The Business Of Beauty: Public & Media Relations Seminar
5:30pm coffee and networking; 6:00 – 7:30pm seminar, 285 Manitoba Dr., Exhibition Place, Toronto. Part 6 of a six-part speaker series developed for TFI members and new fashion entrepreneurs, this seminar aims to help aspiring designers succeed in the fashion industry. Find out about public relations and how it can help to raise awareness of your brand. Learn about what types of services are offered by PR companies and how results are measured. Gain DIY tips from experts Krista Webster, senior vice president, creative director at Manning Selvege & Lee, and Martha McKimm, senior vice president, consumer group. Tickets: $25 + GST for TFI members; $35 + GST for non-members. Purchase tickets at TFI Shop.
A Special Gift For Seminar Attendees! Event attendees will receive a complimentary gift bag featuring P&G Beauty brands such as Pantene®, Clairol®, Olay®, and Cover Girl®.

December 21, 2007 – January 1, 2008
TFI Holiday Closing Notice
TFI admin will be closed from December 21, 2007, through January 1, 2008, re-opening on January 2, 2008. All of us at TFI wish you the very best for the holidays and we’ll see you in the New Year!

January 10, 2008
Fashion And Apparel Workshop
1:00 – 5:00pm, Design Exchange, 234 Bay St., Toronto. This workshop addresses the issue of sustainability in clothing designed for an aging population and work force. Visit www.dx.org/universal to register. Tickets are $75.

January 20 – 22
The Collective
Pier 94, New York City, NY. Designer menswear, juried show. Designers’ Collective annex is a showcase for the youngest, most directional menswear companies. For more information, visit www.enkshows.com or contact garone@enkshows.com or 212-759-8055.

January 21 – 23, 2008
Project New York
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. Trade show combining the best of traditional and alternative shows, featuring designer denim, accessories and premium contemporary sportswear. Visit www.projectshow.com or call 800-614-7324 or email info@projectshow.com for more info.

January 23 – 24, 2008
Premiere Vision Preview New York
Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building, New York, NY. Textile workshop featuring the latest trends and fabrics for sportswear, menswear and womenswear from Premiere Vision exhibitors. Also featured are Premiere Vision’s signature Trends conference and Color Card. For more information, visit www.premierevision-newyork.com.

February 2, 2008
Guilty Pleasures IV: Fashion + Food = Fabulous!
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street W., Toronto. Back by popular demand! This exciting prix-fixe fashion brunch, presented by The Drake Hotel and Toronto Fashion Incubator, has all the makings of a not-to-be-missed style experience. Shop racks of cool Canadian designer
clothing, including exclusive limited editions, hot winter and spring trends, and gorgeous accessories. A fabulous door prize will be up for grabs and everyone walks away with a decadent goody bag. Tickets: $35 + taxes & an 18% gratuity. Three brunch seatings:
9:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm. For tickets, call 416-531-3042 x 113.

February 16 – 18, 2008
Terminal Stores (Special Entrance) 28th St. (between 11th & 12th Ave.), New York, NY. Trade show featuring creative design and craftsmanship from around the world. Organized by FFPAPF, owner of Prêt a Porter Paris and The Train. For more info, visit www.platform2newyork.com.

March 10 – 14, 2008
Montreal Fashion Week
Designer fashion shows for fall/winter 2008. For more information and to see the entire schedule of shows, visit www.mfw.ca or contact 514-876-1499 or info@sensationmode.com.

March 16 – 18, 2008
100 % Fresh Show
Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto. A trade show for retailers and sellers to meet and book junior, younger and innovative labels. For more info, visit www.freshshow.ca or contact Serge Micheli at 416-596-0671 or getit@freshshow.ca.

Interested in having your event posted? Send your submission with a minimum of 30 days notice to TFI.

Win a $15,000 home office makeover from Staples Business Depot! Second prize consists of an Apple MacBook, 80GB iPod, iTrip FM transmitter and car charger. Third prize is a Toshiba laptop. Contest starts October 5, 2007, and closes January 4, 2008.

Review the spring 2008 collections from London, New York, Paris and Milan

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Directions To TFI
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