STITCHED is a fresh, new concept that finally brings Fashion Design Competition TV back to Canada. It is all about uncovering the best and most exciting new talent in design. The aim of STITCHED is to put skilled and creative people into fashion challenges that will allow them to create beautiful, crazy and inspired designs.
We are taking the competition aspect and love of clothing of Project Runway, but making it episodic - this way, with several Designers competing per episode, we get to showcase more talent as well as not asking for as much of a time commitment, and yielding more winners. They’ll compete in three challenges over the course of three days, and the winner will receive a substantial cash prize as well as essentially an hour of television promo for themselves and their brand.
The Casting Call is open to both Canadians and Americans. We’re looking for everyone from aspiring designers, to established designers, to home sewers, to costume designers - basically, if you are a creative person with a passion for fashion who can sew well enough to execute your vision… we want you.
Join us on May 27th as we celebrate the future of fashion at Design Forward: Canada's Sustainable Fashion Award, presented by Pure + Simple. Our quest to find the top Canadian fashion designer who has struck the perfect combination of style + ethics, has led us to select 10 semi-finalists who will each show 3 looks in a runway presentation. From there, these semi-finalists will move on to face our jury of fashion industry experts who will select one winner + 2 runners up. These 3 finalists will present a second time in Fall 2017, where the top designer will be awarded a prize valued at $50,000. Congratulations to our 10 semi-finalists:
Peggy Sue Collection
TJ Indigo Clothing Co.
In addition, we are excited to be awarding Annie Thompson with our special Vanguard Award. Annie has not only been leading the Canadian fashion design community for more than 30 years, but she has also managed to keep her production local, while also sourcing upcycled and sustainable materials. In addition, Annie has gone above and beyond promoting the sustainable fashion movement. We are thrilled to be recognizing and celebrating Annie’s success at this year’s runway presentation! Come out and witness history in the making! Mingle with fashion industry influencers, eco-conscious consumers, Canadian fashion designers, media and bloggers. Enjoy local and eco-friendly drinks, bid on sustainable fashion and beauty products in our silent auction, and take home some green swag. Bring in your used clothing for collection and you could win some great prizes in the H&M Green Carpet Challenge! The money raised at this year's event will help us expand our offering to our growing membership community. Doors open at 8pm. Runway at 9:30pm "Join us and @fashiontakesaction on May 27th for the first installment of #DesignForward2017 presented by @pureandsimpleca. 10 semi-finalists will shoe 3 looks each on the runway as they compete for a finalist spot + a chance to win a prize valued at $50K! These 10 designers have demonstrated the perfect combination of style + ethics. Early bird tickets now on sale til May 14th. $40 general or $60 VIP. (link in bio)."