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The Fashion Zone

At the intersection of fashion and technology, The Fashion Zone is an interdisciplinary incubator that provides growth and funding opportunities that ignite and inspire fashion innovation in Canada. Located at the downtown core by Yonge-Dundas Square, Fashion Zone is fully equipped with a modern workspace, prototyping facilities, and access to a community of entrepreneurs and over 40 industry advisors who help companies grow.

The Fashion Zone empowers creators who are redefining fashion; entrepreneurs and innovators who seek to create experiences that move people to feel something different, something fresh, something new. Because to them, fashion goes far beyond clothing – it extends into product, technology, design, and retail. And while no one can be certain what the next wave of innovation will be, they believe they can enable it.

As Canada's fastest-growing incubator for fashion-inspired businesses, the Fashion Zone supports those who are committed to pushing the boundaries of their own ventures and the industry. From ideation to commercialization, the Fashion Zone supports the next generation of fashion innovation.

Members of the Fashion Zone learn a multitude of transferable skills that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration:

Visit The Fashion Zone for more information on how to apply, startups, supporters and more.

Kelvin Li

Kelvin Li, external link
Marketing and Events Coordinator

Current & Past Collaborations

Two women wearing Finley Jewelry and MFMG Cosmetics for an editorial collaboration, Bare Essences

Editorial in collaboration with Finley Jewelry, external link and MFMG Cosmetics, external link, Bare Essences.
Produced by The Fashion Zone, Photographer: Freya de Tonnancour, external link, Artistic Director/Stylist: Kelvin Li, external link, Make-Up: MFMG Cosmetics, Make-Up Artist: Apoman Abella, and Jewelry: Finley Jewelry

Fashion focused event series poster with image of futuristic work by Chelsea Klukas, CEO of Lumen Couture, an internationally acclaimed fashion technology organization

CEO of Lumen Couture, external link and co-founder of the internationally acclaimed fashion technology organization MakeFashion, Chelsea Klukas was invited by the Fashion Zone, The Catalyst, CoLab, and the School of Fashion.

Fashion focused event focused on the topic of shadism and diversity in fashion. Panels invited were: Shereen Ladkha, Henry Navarro Delgado, Esie Mensah, Humara Kausar, Mirian Njoh, and Reena Ruparelia

Fashion influencers, academics, and industry professionals were invited to discuss the topic of shadism and diversity in fashion. Panelists invited were: Shereen Ladkha, external link, Henry Navarro Delgado, Esie Mensah, external link, Humara Kausar, external link, Mirian Njoh, external link, and Reena Ruparelia, external link.

The Fashion Zone – by the Numbers

One hundred sixty current companies
Over one hundred thirty million total company revenues to date
Over forty industry advisors
One thousand eighteen jobs created
Over three hundred events and workshops