April 15th, 2010 | posted by Rachel S | Posted in Features Profiles , T.O Designers
On April 24, 2010, three or four of Canada’s hard-working fashion labels will compete for the title of the best new designer at the Elle Canada/TFI New Labels Gala, an annual event.
For 2010, the top five contenders are:
TFI resident designer. Collection of tunics, dresses and separates inspired by the Asian philosophy of elegance and beauty.
Jennifer Waters of House of Groves
House of Groves creates garments with grace and integrity, meant to become instant classics in a modern woman’s wardrobe – using eco-friendly fabrics, menswear tailoring and detailed construction.
Follow Jennifer’s competition journey: http://jennifersletters.blogspot.com/
Justine Diener & Justine Poon of Diepo
Vintage lingerie inspired looks – Ryerson School of Fashion grads recently showed at Alternative Fashion Week.
Hayley Gibson of Birds of North America
Ryerson grad, established designer of a few years sold in several stores across Canada.
Montreal based, Ryerson grad who’s been designing and selling her brand for a few years already.
On April 24, 2010, the TFI New Labels® competition finale takes place where one lucky designer will win $10,000 cash from Mattel Canada and a $25,000 editorial package from ELLE Canada. Tickets for the benefit are on sale now at www.elleevent.com.