Redefining​ Design Debut at Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) 2019​

Redefining Design is an annual gala fashion show for our School of Fashion, Fashion Arts students’ graduating collections. The collections include menswear, womenswear, genderless, ready-to-wear and avant-garde. Redefining Design empowers student designers to explore different techniques, textile fabrication and sustainability, while maintaining excellence in design, innovation, creativity, and craftsmanship. This year marks the first time that the School of Fashion has presented at Fashion Art Toronto.

The evening of April 25th commenced with 42 Fashion Arts students taking the stage for two back to back shows. This year our Redefining Design Awards were selected by more than 39 industry judges who selected the top 3 students/collections based on innovativeness, craftsmanship, cohesiveness and the potential for the fashion industry.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Photography by George Pimentel

Sustainability Award: Outstanding implementation of sustainability principles in the designer collection

Winners: Arielle Justine and Jordan Tabalbag



Innovation Award: Innovative use of design elements

Winners: Sharic Bui and (P.Q.) Qiang Peng



Up-and-coming Designer Award: Designer showing potential for success in the Canadian fashion industry

Winner: Tia Mc Quaid


Best Composition Award: Through the use of colour and textiles

Winner: Kristen Mckoy


Fashion Excellence Award: Technical excellence

Winner: David Ezomoh


G & S Dyes Award: Best original textile design work

Winner: Gabi Hur


INLAND Award Most market ready: Market ready (point of differentiation/added value)

Winner: Saarah Hosein


Best in Show, Telio and Fashion Studio 7 Award: Best work of all, most media-ready collection

Winner: Arya Ertekin


Photography by George Pimentel

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