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TFI Press & Buyers Brunch Designer Lineup Announced

Mar 13 2013 12:00AM



TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 -- Editors note: There are two photos associated with this press release.

Renowned designers and new emerging talent join World MasterCard® Fashion Week (WMCFW) at the TFI Press & Buyers Brunch. The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) has announced the designers participating in this season's event which will take place onsite at WMCFW on March 20th and March 21st from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

TFI worked with a panel of judges to review dozens of designer applications to select the top brands that will show at the TFI Press & Buyers Brunch. Applicants submitted press kits that were judged on trendiness, newsworthiness, cohesiveness within the collection, cohesive branding, overall press kit presentation, and marketability.

"The TFI is thrilled to be working with IMG to create this opportunity for Canadian designers to show their collections at World MasterCard® Fashion Week," said Susan Langdon, TFI's executive director. "This year's line-up of designers will introduce a wide range of apparel and accessories to national and international buyers, media, and industry VIPs. It is our pleasure to play host to this event every season and our privilege to discover fantastic homegrown talent."

The roster of participating designers includes renowned Canadian apparel labels DUY, Sid Neigum, and Triarchy, who are no strangers to fashion week, and introduces innovative brands: Benjamin Daedfshye (footwear), Blackbird (jewellery), Criopia Design (jewellery), Dutch Blonde (leggings), Elizabeth Tan (Jewellery), Espiritu Folk (womenswear), Heather Campbell Textiles (accessories), Inna (womenswear), Killigrew (menswear), Little White Dress (womenswear), Miik (womenswear), Moose&Beaver (womenswear), Quill & Tine (gloves), Rachel Sin (womenswear), Studio1098 (jewellery), and WILD WORKS (millinery).

As an important contributor of the event, Brother Canada, a leader in the Canadian crafting industry and a proud sponsor of the 2013 TFI Press & Buyers Brunch, will be showcasing its revolutionary V-Series DreamWeaver™ XE at this year's event. One of the most highly-anticipated launches from the company's sewing division; Brother will also be running a contest for the giveaway of this innovative machine, valued at over $7,000.

Also to be officially unveiled at the TFI Press & Buyers Brunch, TFI 2013 corporate sponsor Rowenta will feature its NEW limited 'Partner of Fashion' iron. Throughout the year, $1 from every sale of the Partner of Fashion Iron will be donated to the Toronto Fashion Incubator. "We're thrilled to pay tribute to the fashion community with this launch, and give back to help support up-and-coming designers through the Toronto Fashion Incubator," says Rowenta brand manager Amanda Georgakis. The Partner of Fashion iron retails for $129.99, available at The Bay and Home Outfitters stores across Canada.

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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, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Melbourne, Auckland, Amsterdam 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.

The Toronto Fashion Incubator gratefully acknowledges its event sponsors.

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