This October, The Make Den will be teaming up with the Toronto District School Board, PRODUCT magazine and PACTfashion to bring an incredible fashion event to Toronto. Youth/Love/Fashion will be an annual platform that will help launch talented young designers (aged 14-19). Our goal is to create a series of unique workshops, culminating with an exciting, interactive fashion event that will inspire youth to play a role in the future of Canadian fashion. represents a community of kindness, collaboration and creativity.
Students will be asked to submit an illustration of an outfit. This outfit will be designed for a woman that they love. Students may also include a short paragraph detailing the story behind the design. Ie. A prom dress for their sister, a suit for their mom, best friend, or a dress for a role model who has inspired them in some way.
Applications must be delivered in person or by mail to The Make Den at 1244 Bloor St. W. by June 20th. Students are asked to submit a commitment fee of $25~ with their application and illustration. (Cheques can be made out to The Canadian Foundation for the Prevention of Family Violence. Charity receipts provided on request.). Students will be asked to combine upcycled and new materials in some way to incorporate sustainability into their designs. Selected designers will be provided with a budget for their materials as well as guidance in creating their designs.
Judges will select their top 15 choices from these applications. We will open up a place for the online community to choose one winner as well. These winners will be announced by June 20th at 12pm and will be enrolled in industry workshops throughout the summer.
These workshops will include Sewing and Patternmaking, Event Production, Styling, Hair, Make-up and Runway workshops for our models. We have partenered with The Make Den Sewing School and will enlist other experts in Toronto for these workshops.
DESIGNER WORKSHOP DATES: ***MANDATORY***
June 26th & 27th/10am-4pm
July 18th/ 6-9pm
Aug 8th/ 6-9pm
Sept 5th/6-9pm (Garments Due)