Designer event of the month: TFI 25th anniversary

May 31, 2012

By Katia Ostapets

As the month wraps up, we look back at one of the hottest events of May (and, arguably, the year) – Toronto Fashion Incubator’s 25th anniversary and New Labels fashion show.

FAJO‘s Events Editor, Katia Ostapets, has the full report.

Just some of the looks on the runway that night.

The Toronto Fashion Incubator celebrated its 25th anniversary on May 3 at the ROM’s Crystal. TFI is a highly respected non-profit organization, dedicated to growing and promoting the Canadian fashion community by nurturing creative entrepreneurs. It has helped launch the careers of many of FAJO’s favourite fashion designers, including Arthur Mendonça and David Dixon.

The main spectacle of the evening was the TFI New Labels Competition. The finalists included Sid Neigum, Genevieve Pearson and Stanley Capobianco of Jameson Kane, Diego Fuchs and Helder Aguiar of [blak]-i, and Patrick Larrivée.

Neigum showed an urban collection in camel, black and muted greens. Each garment was a wardrobe staple with a detail that made the piece special, such as fur sleeves or satin inlays on jackets.

Sid Neigum was featured in FAJO in November 2011, as one of the leading Emerging Talents. Photo: Alex Mouganis, FAJO archives.

Pearson and Capobianco envisioned an elegant equestrian woman in black, caramel and deep red fitted jackets with peplums.

The Fuchs and Aguiar collection was cool and modern, in a variety of black textures and splashes of neon, with the models walking to Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Larrivée ended the show with a vision of a femme fatale that combined the classic black and white pieces of Cruella Deville and the attitude of a ninja.

At the end of the night, the talented Sid Neigum was announced as the winner by the Event Chair Suzanne Rogers.

Some of the colourful displays

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