Mercedes-Benz Start Up Runway Show – Toronto Fashion Week Day 1
The main event of the night was the Mercedes-Benz Start Up Runway Show. Now in it’s fourth year, the Mercedes-Benz Start Up (for those who are wondering) is a program dedicated to the discovering and mentoring of up-and-coming Canadian Fashion Designers. This year’s 6 finalists were Beaufille, BLAK.I, Eliza Faulkner, Laura Siegel, Sid Neigum and Vaiken. All battled for the grand prize: a solo show in March of next year for the Fall 2015 collections, mentorship provided by the panel of judges, and the newest addition of $30,000!
Though all 6 designers certainly earned their place as finalists, it was Alberta-born, Toronto-based Designer, Sid Neigum, who emerged victorious!
See below the images of the amazing collections of all the finalists showcased in the runway show.
Sid Neigum - Grand Prize Winner!
Stay tuned for more from WMC Fashion Week Day 2!