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6 BC students are among the top finalists of Telio Canada's Breakthrough Designers Competition 2013.

Fashion design student finalists from 23 recognized Canadian educational institutions will be OVEREXPOSED as part of this year’s theme for the 8th edition of Télio’s annual national design competition.

The project’s objective? To discover and support young fashion design talent as well as providing incredible exposure. 2013 Finalist Selection

At the beginning of the school year, students were invited to submit a sketch along with technical specifications that showcased a creative garment designed according to precise, pre-determined aesthetic and quality criteria outlined by Télio. In all, 25 finalists were recently selected from among 485 students by a jury comprised of four key figures in the Canadian fashion industry. Carly Stojsic, Market Editor at WGSN, Christina Vongas, Vice-President of Merchandising for Dynamite, Marie Josée Trempe, President of the Specs modelling agency and long-time Télio partner as well as Mélissa Nepton, an increasingly popular Quebec designer, singled out the 25 finalists whose preliminary presentation of their project stood out from the rest.

What do the finalists receive? Nothing less than a much-coveted place in the Canada’s Breakthrough Designers 2013 grand finale, an exclusive collective fashion show presented during Montreal Fashion Week in February 2013! What’s more, Télio provides the finalists with a two-day, allexpenses-paid immersion into Montreal’s fashion scene! And if that wasn’t enough, not only will students have the incredible opportunity to present their emerging talent before the entire industry and specialized media, but they will also have the chance to win one of five academic scholarships, worth a total value of $15 000!

For full details check out: http://www.telio.com/competition2012.html


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