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Must be a Canadian-based emerging menswear designer to enter.

Designer must be in business or designing independently for 2 years or less
The deadline is July 1, 2015

Applications should be forward via email and include; contact information, their “proposed”12 look collection, and a PDF version of their look book or portfolio.

The “proposed“ 12 look collection should consist of fashion illustrations showing 12 looks on 12 figures. These should not be “impressionistic” illustrations, we need to see garment details, patterns and colours.

We refer to a “look” as a complete runway outfit eg. shirt, pants and jacket (3pcs) in one “look”.

Your application will be scored on visual presentation, style, communication of brand vision and marketability.

We are not accepting applications by traditional mail.

To apply, compile the required information, listed above, and forward it to the Director of Designer Relations, Jefre Nicholls at and the EMDA Manager, April Corner at

The top five finalists will be announced July 10, 2015 and will showcase their S/S 2016 collection at the closing of TOM* August 21 , 2015

Winning Designer Package Includes:

  • $10,000.00 CDN
  • A one-year membership at Toronto Fashion Incubator including mentoring from industry leaders
  • Professional look book images
  • A feature in TOM* Magazine
  • Primetime runway show at TOM* FW 2016

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