LONDON CALLING/ APPEL AUX CRÉATEURS CANADIENS


CALLING CANADIAN DESIGNERS!

NEW EXTENDED LFW ENTRY DEADLINE!
APPLY BY JULY 2, 2019

Due to technical issues with the judging platform we have EXTENDED the entry deadline for our London Fashion Week Competition!

Enter NOW for a chance to win 1 of 10 prizes valued at $10,000 (total prizing available $100,000 for Canadian designers to participate in London Fashion Week for TWO SEASONS!)

If you are a Canadian women's ready-to-wear apparel or accessory designer, or design gender-neutral apparel or accessories, be sure to enter TFI's national competition!

Ten lucky winners will share the grand prize and be showcased at TFI’s most prestigious event: A Celebration of Canadian Design at Canada House in London, UK, in September 2019 AND February 2020. Meet and mingle with international sales agents, retailers such as Net-a-Porter, Matches and Harvey Nichols and with media such as VOGUE, FabUK, Drapers, NY Times, ELLE UK and more!


To enter, CLICK HERE

Questions? Check out our FAQs below or contact TFI at tfi@fashionincubator.com

 

APPEL AUX CRÉATEURS CANADIENS

Le Haut-commissariat du Canada au Royaume-Uni, en partenariat avec l'Incubateur de mode de Toronto (Toronto Fashion Incubator) (TFI), recherche des candidats parmi les créateurs canadiens de prêt-à-porter et accessoires féminins, ou les créateurs canadiens de mode ou accessoires neutres en vue de participer à notre événement Une Célébration de la création canadienne, qui se tiendra lors de la Semaine de la mode de Londres (London Fashion Week) du 12 au 13 septembre 2019 et en février 2020 (dates à confirmer). 

Il s'agira de la 4ème édition de cet événement, qui offre une plate-forme aux entreprises de mode canadiennes pour présenter leurs lignes et rencontrer des agents de ventes internationaux et des détaillants.  Les événements passés comptaient parmi leurs participants Net-a-Porter, Matches et Harvey Nichols ainsi qu'une couverture médiatique par  VOGUE, FabUK, Drapers, NY Times, ELLE UK et bien d'autres encore!

Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez contacter le TFI tfi@fashionincubator.com ou 
Allison Goodings allison.goodings@international.gc.ca.

La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est le 2 juillet 2019. 

 

FAQs:

Q: Does TFI offer access to a discounted airfare and hotel?

A: We’ve been able to get a 15% discount from Air Canada in the past but we can’t make any guarantees that this will continue. Same thing with hotels. If you’re one of the 10 winners, we’ll let you know as soon as possible if discounts are available.

 

Q: Are there any group activities while I’m in London?

A: In February 2019 we were lucky to receive two fully sponsored parties: a pre-event one at the Mahiki Mayfair Lounge and a post-event party at The Cuckoo Club. Nothing has been arranged yet for September; usually these events start planning a month before the event.

 

Q: Are all venues wheelchair-accessible?

A: Canada House is fully accessible however we can’t guarantee that related activities will be held at wheel-chair accessible venues. The two parties in February 2019 were not, however attending these events was not mandatory.

 

Q: If I’m selected as one of the winners, can I invite my friends and family to the event at Canada House?

A: While we would all love to have our loved ones join us, the purpose of this event is to showcase your line to UK and international buyers, media and sales agents; it’s a B2B networking event. We’ve found in the past that when friends and family of designers are present, the designer spends more time socializing with them than trying to secure retail appointments and making new, beneficial contacts.  That said, if you have a medical disability and are required to have a personal support worker attend to you at all times, an accommodation can be arranged.

 

Q: Is there an entry fee?

A: No, there is no fee to enter the competition but if you are selected as one of the 10 winners, there is an administrative fee that’s required. Details about the administrative fee will be noted in the event contract which winners will have one week to review.


Q: When will winners be announced?

A: Winners will be notified by July 11, 2019 via email

 

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