A CELEBRATION OF CANADIAN DESIGN AT LFW

 

February 14, 2020

A CELEBRATION OF CANADIAN DESIGN

 

The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), in partnership with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, the City of Toronto, the Canada-UK Foundation, the Trade Commissioner Service of Global Affairs Canada and other event supporters, presented "A Celebration of Canadian Design" on February 13, 2020 on the eve of London Fashion Week. Held at the prestigious Canada House, Trafalgar Square, the well-attended, invitation-only event drew a notable list of UK and international retailers, sales agents and media including FabUK magazine, Barberini Agency, Crescent Fashion and more.

“We were thrilled to return to the UK with eight talented Canadian brands,” said TFI Executive Director, Susan Langdon. “This was our fifth season showing in London and each time we return, it becomes more and more apparent how important the UK market is. UK retailers and distributors are curious and hugely interested in Canadian design and with our Commonwealth connection and similar pop cultures, the conditions are perfect to create win-win business opportunities for all parties.”

Almost 50 export-ready apparel and accessory designers have participated in "A Celebration of Canadian Design" since the event’s inception in 2018 and many have gained media recognition, secured orders with UK retailers and sealed deals with UK sales agents/distributors.

Applications for the Spring/Summer 2021 event (tentatively scheduled for September 17, 2020) will be available to Canadian-based women's and gender-neutral apparel and accessory firms in June 2020. Keep social with us for the latest updates!

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