competition – New Labels 2010

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This is a great year to enter the TFI New Labels competition… thanks to Mattel the award now includes a $10,000 cash prize.  Besides the grand award, all four finalists in the New Labels competition get mentorship and advice from an impressive panel of industry insiders.  From the press release:

BARBIE® BRINGS HER FAMOUS FACE AND ICONIC STYLE TO THE TORONTO FASHION INCUBATOR

The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) is getting all dolled-up with new event partner Barbie®. As model and muse, Barbie has inspired some of the top names in fashion and will now sponsor the highly anticipated TFI New Labels® Fashion Design Competition. Applications to enter the competition are available online commencing today at www.fashionincubator.com. Canadian women’s wear apparel designers with less than three years experience have until November 24, 2009 to enter New Labels®, now in its 17th year. The competition winner will be selected on Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at the ELLE Canada benefit fundraiser for TFI.  Guests will be surrounded by the splendour and glory of the 1930’s at the posh Carlu event venue in Toronto, to witness the conclusion of the six-month long design competition.

TFI New Labels® is a national design competition for apparel designers looking to make it in Canada’s fashion industry. This year, the challengers will be given the task of creating and presenting 15 looks, in which 3 of them will be little black dresses taken to new extremes and inspired by Barbie. Judged by some of the most influential people in the fashion industry today, the winner will be presented with a $10,000 cash prize provided by Mattel Canada as well as a prize package valued at over $25,000 provided by ELLE Canada.
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