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FZ x CGI Sustainability Fashion Challenge

Join us this summer 2022 in celebrating India’s textile and manufacturing industry through an Indian textile-centred competition and fashion show taking place at Holts Renfrew at Square One. Applications have extended to EOD June 12,2022!
May 11, 2022
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CALLING all fashion designers in the GTA! Are you looking to display your design skills at an international level? The Fashion Zone is hosting a sustainability competition sponsored by international partner, Consulate General of India!

Join us this summer 2022 in celebrating India’s textile and manufacturing industry through an Indian textile-centred competition and fashion show taking place at Holts Renfrew @ Square One. 

In recognition of India’s 76+ years of independence, the Consulate General of India has partnered with the Fashion Zone to connect with designers across the GTA who will have the opportunity to curate a garment with Indian textiles, and the finalists will present their work at a prestigious fashion show during this upcoming August. 

What You Need to Know

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  1. Applications will open on May 11, 2022, and applications extended until June 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
  2. Applications must include: A digital portfolio (PDF), 2-4 sketches of their proposed looks, and a mood board to demonstrate their unique point of view (PDF). 
  3. To be eligible you need to be a resident of Canada, excluding Quebec.
  4. 10 finalists will be selected by a jury of 3-5.
  5. Each finalist will receive 15 meters of khadi fabric - potential for 3 colourways (pick up on June 15th).
  6. 10 finalists will have 6 weeks to create a design.
  7. 10 finalists will participate in a Fashion Show at Holts Renfrew at Square One on August 16, 2022.
  8. 1 winner will be selected on August 16, 2022 (see contest rules).
  9. The winner of this competition will receive a prize of $5000 to support their future projects and journey in the fashion industry and an free year of incubation at the Fashion Zone (valued at $3000).

What Happens When

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The winner of this competition will receive a prize of $5000 to support their future projects and journey in the fashion industry and the option to join the Fashion Zone for one year of  incubation. Apply by EOD 11:59pm on June 12, 2022.

Important Dates

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What You Need to Know:

Date

Milestone

May 11, 2022

Application Opens

May 24, 2022

Virtual Q&A Event (ZOOM registration link, external link)

June 12, 2022

Application Closes

June 20, 2022

Finalists are notified

June 23, 2022

Fabric pick up at the Fashion Zone: 110 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M4K 1G5

June 23 - Aug 13, 2022

Design Process

Aug 13, 2022

Fashion Show at Holts Square One
August 16, 2022 Winner Annoucement

Have any other questions? Make sure to join our info session on May 24th, 2022 at 12PM EST. Hope to see you there!

Info Session Q&A Recap

collection size
sketches and fabrics
colour characteristics of fabrics
challenge advice
sponcer shoutout

Get to know our event sponsor, the Indian Consulate General, external link.