Fashionista’s Den Competition

Late last year, I was asked by Susan Langdon (Executive Director of TFI) to offer my time as a mentor for their collaboration with Youth Employment Services: The Fashionista’s Den. I was lucky to be paired with Kevin Nualls, an aspiring journalist and now BlogTO fashion blogger, as well as the author of his own blog, Dressed For Dinner.  Although Kevin didn’t win – he still is a winner in my heart and I was lucky to be paired with someone with such enthusiasm about the industry – and talent! Read about his his experience on his blog.

Young aspiring fashion designers and entrepreneurs can enter again for a chance to win and for a potentially career-changing experience.

Youth Employment Services (YES) has teamed up with Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) to create this amazing opportunity for youth to learn about entrepreneurship and fashion design. Sign up for one of these FREE information sessions to learn more. Targeted to youth aged 16 – 29 living in the Province of Ontario, who are not professional fashion designers, A Passion For Fashion participants will receive workshops on starting a business, fashion design and marketing, one-on-one mentorship and a chance to enter the Fashionista’s Den Competition where one lucky youth will win $1,000 cash, a one-year TFI Outreach membership and 50 hours of business advisory and fashion mentorship.

Now in its second year, this exciting program gives young fashion designers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to explore the world of entrepreneurship in the fashion industry, for free!

Interested? Visit for eligibility, program information and additional orientation dates and locations in the GTA. To register for the June 15th and 17th sessions, contact Toronto Fashion Incubator at or call 416-971-7117 ext. 21.

About Gail McInnes (320 Articles)
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Gail McInnes has made an indelible mark on the Canadian fashion and entertainment scenes; managing and guiding the careers of some of the country's most notable talents, including Lucian Matis, Hilary MacMillan, Stephen Amell (CW's Arrow), Natalie Brown (The Strain), Brad Goreski (E! Fashion Police), and more. Visit for more information or email

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