Passion For Fashion Awards 2012: And the winners are…

On Monday, April 2, 2012, the third annual Passion For Fashion Awards took place at the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI).

The winners are: 

Passion For Fashion Award 2012

Eveleen Dollery Award

Eveleen Dollery Award Runner Up

Renowned fashion designer David Dixon presented the Eveleen Dollery Awards. Find out more about Eveleen Dollery and her legacy here.

Sponsors included: Winners, PR Department, Revive Magazine, Sigmacon, Great Lakes Brewery, and Sweat Shoppe.

Twelve finalists competed in the Fashionista’s Den Competition on Monday, March 26, 2012. The finalists also included: Candice Faust, Kallvis Gents, Violetta Holl, Andy Jones, Natalia Kelenc, Sin-Young Gloria Kim, Sage Paul, Pranavi Suthagar, and Nadine Woods.

Passion For Fashion Award Prize: $1,000 cash prize, a TFI Outreach Membership, and 50 hours of business and fashion industry mentorship

Eveleen Dollery Award Prize: $1,000 cash

Eveleen Dollery Award Runner-Up Prize: $500 cash

Images from the event can be viewed here. (Photo credit: Ryan Emberley) 

For more information, please contact Gail McInnes at, or visit

Born from of a partnership between two cutting-edge organizations, A Passion for Fashionmarries Youth Employment Services YES’s expertise in youth entrepreneurship with theToronto Fashion Incubator’s (TFI) success in inspiring new fashion design talent between the age of 16 – 29. Now in its third year, this exciting program gives young fashion designers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to explore the world of entrepreneurship in the fashion industry, for FREE! The program is funded by the Ministry of Ontario’s Youth Entrepreneurship Program. 

A Passion for Fashion participants receive:

  • Workshops on starting your own fashion business
  • Workshops on developing a line, sales and marketing, and presentation
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Assistance in creating a business plan and building a portfolio
  • Opportunity to enter the Fashionista’s Den Competition to win $1,000 cash, a one-year membership to TFI and 50 hours of business advisory and fashion mentorship for free!
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

1 Comment on Passion For Fashion Awards 2012: And the winners are…

  1. adam hoffman // November 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm //

    I was at the 2012 passion for fashion event at the Toronto fashion incubator. Does anybody know where I could find photos of the event?

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