TFI’s Barbie® Fashion Challenge: Win $10,000 Cash!

The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) and Barbie® have a truly exciting opportunity for women’s wear designers to celebrate TFI’s 25th anniversary and also the opportunity to win $10,000!

Read more below or contact for more information.

She may be just under a foot tall, but Barbie® doll is big in the fashion world. She has served as model and muse to many of the world’s most renowned names in fashion. Always ahead of the trends, Barbie® has inspired many designers to identify and play out their dreams, serving as the ultimate canvas for their imaginations. For TFI’s 25th anniversary, Barbie® is challenging Canadian designers to play with fashion for a chance to win $10,000 CASH!

ake your signature style to new heights using Barbie®, the ultimate fashion icon, as your inspiration! Push the boundaries of your imagination and create an unexpected twist, fashion that can be worn as ART! Have FUN designing an “art-to-wear” piece that’s THEATRICAL, FRESH, OPTMISTIC, OUT-OF-THE-BOX!

Your one-of-a-kind design should translate to a wearable piece that can be worn down the runway and designed to fit a female model. 25 designers will be selected to have their OUTSTANDING pieces showcased at TFI’s 25th anniversary gala runway show on May 3, 2012. One winner from the 25 designers selected will win a $10,000 cash prize!

Send in the application (click here) and one full-colour fashion illustration of your proposed art-to-wear runway look no later than 5:00pm (ET) on FEBRUARY 10, 2012 to Toronto Fashion Incubator 285 Manitoba Dr., Toronto, ON M6K 3C3.

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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