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The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion Nominees
The Swarovski Emerging Talent of the Year Award for Fashion Design will be presented to an innovative Canadian designer who is emerging as a true creative force in Canadian fashion.
Beaufille was founded by sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon in 2013. After completing their degrees at NSCAD University in Textile and Fashion Design, and Jewelry Design and Metalmithing, the girls combined these disciplines to create an artisinal ready-to-wear and accessories line. The name Beaufille translates to ‘handsome girl’, channelling the brand’s aesthetic and designs which focus on the play between masculine and feminine elements, the combination of hard and soft. From sketch to sample all Beaufille products are made in Canada in the company’s downtown Toronto studio. The sisters’ mother Eve is involved as a fine artist, creating all prints and artwork seen in the collections by hand. Read More...
Born in Alberta, trained in New York, and based in Toronto, Neigum holds stockists in New York, L.A, London, Seoul, Montreal and Toronto. Neigum was the recipient of the Mercedes Benz Start Up Competition 2014, Toronto Fashion Incubator's New Labels Award in 2012, EFW Emerging Designer Award, and NF Emerging Artist Award to name a few. Read More...
Matthew Gallagher, an Italian trained designer and illustrator, debuted his eponymous womenswear luxury brand in March 2013 after being scouted by Toronto based designer management company THE COLLECTIONS. Born and raised in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Gallagher embarked on a summer learning experience in New York at the age of 16. Among an experience at Parsons, he completed an internship that summer with Tracy Reese. Gallagher managed to challenge all odds and also received letters of recommendation from Tom Ford and Kal Ruttenstein. Read More...
Malorie Urbanovitch is a women's ready to wearline founded in Canada in 2011. The brand recieved the first prize in the nation-wide Mercedes Benz Start-Up Competition in 2013. Read More...