The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation is looking for their next group of fashion-inspired businesses until July 28th, 2016, 4 PM EST.
Working closely with Ryerson University‘s Fashion Zone, the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation will incubate, develop and support Canada’s fashion-inspired businesses. Participating companies and individuals will hone their business models and skills through structured mentorship with the Joe Fresh and Ryerson teams as well as Canadian business and fashion leaders.
Joe Fresh has maintained a far-reaching commitment to the future of the Canadian fashion industry, including education and support of new business and design talent. The goal of the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation is to foster a 360-degree approach to mentorship that will best position young entrepreneurs for real world success. The centre will encompass Canadian startups in all fashion-related fields, including design, production, technology and professional services. Continue reading OPEN CALL | The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation is Now Accepting Applications→
With the Rise of Justin Trudeau, Canada is Suddenly…Hip? | The New York Times
The New York Times has featured Erden Moralioglu, Tanya Taylor, and Joe Zee as “Canadians Making the Nation Cool” in their latest roundup.
In the months since his election, Mr. Trudeau, 44, the 6-foot-2 self-described feminist, who has been a television actor, snowboarding instructor and amateur boxer, has assumed the role of world leader with a heart. In December, to the delight of the Twitterati, he welcomed a planeload of Syrian refugees with the phrase “You’re safe at home now,” while helping them into warm coats.
Vogue magazine wasted no time anointing Mr. Trudeau the “New Young Face of Canadian Politics,” noting that “the new prime minister is dashing in his blue suit and jaunty brown shoes.” Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post could not resist running a 2006 photo of a louche Mr. Trudeau, in torn bluejeans and an unbuttoned black chemise, with the headline “Hunky Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Is the JFK Jr. of Canada.”
Canadian Model Tia Duffy Starts #BeBodyAware Movement | The Gloss
Toronto-based, size 14 model Tia Duffy is taking a stand against unrealistic expectations in the fashion industry.
The aim of Be Body Aware, which has been labeled by The Huffington Post as a “non-profitable educational campaign,” aims to bring complete body representation of our society to the fashion industry, because, as the campaign repeatedly states, “all bodies should be accepted in fashion.” The first photos have been released, and reportedly, the hope is that more photo shoots in the coming months will feature models of different shapes and sizes killing the game together.
6 fashion innovators settle into the first year program at Ryerson University | Toronto Star
Meet the first class of Canadian fashion entrepreneurs to attend the Joe Fresh Centre.
Fashion is an industry that eats its young. Thus the competition to get into the first “class” of six residencies for fashion entrepreneurs at the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation at Ryerson University was fierce. The $1 million program, announced in March 2015, took in its first cohort in October.
“This first group is remarkably diverse,” says Mario Grauso, president of Joe Fresh. “It includes designers, tech startups, a skin care line and a fashion brand that aims to raise our collective social conscience.”
Winners receive 18 months of co-working space at Yonge and Dundas Sts. …, with access to mentorship from Joe Fresh, Loblaw Corporation and Shoppers Drug Mart executives. It includes access to the Ryerson Fashion Zone, a maker space with sewing machines, 3D printers, boardrooms, and a show room. Innovators can apply for capital investment. And there is academic credit at completion of the program.
“What is emerging is social awareness and social consciousness and how fashion plays a role in that,” says Robert Ott, chair of the School of Fashion at Ryerson and executive and academic director of the Fashion Zone. “This is a place for fashion-inspired ideas thought up by people with no fashion background, as well as traditional design talent.”
Collabo Alert: Introducing Joe Fresh x FLARE! | FLARE Magazine
The six-piece collection will be available in Joe Fresh stores and online September 10th.
“Why are we so excited about our collaboration with Joe Fresh, hitting stores in early September? Because we sincerely believe that each item in the six-piece line, from the tweed car coat and shimmery pleated skirt to the high-waisted flared jeans and cable-knit cardi, is an instant wardrobe upgrader.”
Jenny Bird’s new collection for Indigo | FASHION Magazine
Canadian designer Jenny Bird has collaborated with retailer Indigo on a covetable new jewelry line.
“Your favourite source for bestsellers and expensive candles is getting into the jewellery game with its first-ever collaboration with Toronto-based designer Jenny Bird. The collection of modern pearls is super rad and super affordable; with the most expensive piece topping out at $98. Save cash while supporting a local designer? Check, check!”