The Event: The Passion For Fashion Awards

Earlier this week, we were excited to attend the 3rd annual Passion For Fashion Awards at The Toronto Fashion Incubator. The Passion for Fashion program is a merger of Youth Employment Services and Toronto Fashion Incubator,  inspiring  young fashion designers and entrepreneurs to explore the world of entrepreneurship in the fashion industry. The program is offered FREE and funded by the Ministry of Ontario’s Youth Entrepreneurship Program. Guests celebrated the twelve finalists who competed in the Fashionista’s Den Competition! Presenters for the evening included veteran Canadian fashion designer, David Dixon who presented the Eveleen Dollery Award in tribute to Dollery, the well-known Toronto socialite & long time Chatelaine fashion & beauty editor, who supported up-and-coming fashion designers, and Magnet Creative‘s founder Gail McInnes, who presented the Passion for Fashion Award.

Photo credit: Ryan Emberley
Presenters David Dixon & Gail McInnes/ Photo credit: Ryan Emberley

The Finalists!

 Candice Faust, Kallvis Gents, Violetta Holl, Andy Jones, Natalia Kelenc, Sin-Young Gloria Kim, Sage Paul, Pranavi Suthagar, and Nadine Woods.

The Winners!

Passion For Fashion Award 2012
Emily Woudenberg

Eveleen Dollery Award
Dylan Uscher

Eveleen Dollery Award Runner Up
Consuelo McAlister

Passion For Fashion Award Prizes:

$1,000 cash prize, a TFI Outreach Membership, and 50 hours of business &  fashion industry mentorship
Eveleen Dollery Award Prize: $1,000 cash
Eveleen Dollery Award Runner-Up Prize: $500 cash

Some pictures from the event!

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