THROWBACK THURSDAY 10TH ANNIVERSARY- A Recap of 2006-2008

#TelioTBT to 10 years ago, when it all started…

This year marks the 10th anniversary of TÉLIO’s competition, Canada’s Breakthrough Designers, which has throughout the course of the years introduced over 200 creative talents to the Canadian fashion industry.  With each edition reflective of current trends, the competition continues to gain a reputation amongst Canadian fashion schools. To highlight the significant progress that the TÉLIO contest has made throughout these past 10 years, we will be presenting a Throwback Thursday #teliotbt series, which we hope will bring back as many positive memories for you as it does for us! This week, we’re digging into our 2006-2008 archives, to throwback to a time when the competition was only in Quebec.

With the goal of inaugurating TÉLIO’S new headquarters in the new spacious Ville Saint-Laurent office, the finale for the 2006 edition of the competition took place in the warehouse, which was completely revamped and reimaged for the special occasion. The student finalists’ fashion show preceded another which put renowned Québécois designers, from the likes of Philippe Dubuc, Marie Saint Pierre, and Denis Gagnon in the limelight. For this first edition, a jury of 12 professionals from the fashion industry selected 33 finalists from 5 big fashion designs schools within Quebec. Of these 33 finalists, two went home with scholarships totaling $3 500.

In 2007, the competition gained visibility through associating itself with Montreal Fashion Week; an undeniably important entity.  TÉLIO gave 25 finalists the opportunity to secure a coveted spot in the grand finale fashion show, with 3 amongst them the chance to walk away with scholarships totalling $4 000. That year, the announcement of the winners gave birth to an unexpected moment when the jury panel decided on-the-spot, back-stage during the show, that one of the finalists who didn’t place in the top 3 categories absolutely deserved to walk away with a special mention award for the creativity of his piece! The individual of mention, Thomas Tait, is today the grand prize winner of the first edition of the 2014 LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize.  Our jurors deserve a pat on the back for that stroke of genius!

Following this special mention, the 2008 edition, which evolved around the theme of creating a ready-to-wear piece, and all editions from then forward,  gave students the added opportunity to win a new prize, dedicated to the individual displaying the highest level of creativity and innovation.  We leave you here with several photos from the first three years of the TÉLIO competition. Make sure to stay tuned for more Throwback Thursday posts, leading up to the grand finale of our 10th anniversary edition, Lux(e)!

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{ROW 1 – LEFT TO RIGHT} VERONIQUE CHARTRAND 1ST PRIZE WINNER – SPECS MODELS, VY TRAN 2ND PRIZE WINNER – SPECS MODELS, MUSE – CHRISTIAN CHENAIL – SPECS MODELS {ROW 2 – LEFT TO RIGHT} TÉLIO WAREHOUSE, JACYNTHE

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2007 {ROW 1 – LEFT TO RIGHT} XIA LU 3RD PRIZE WINNER – SPECS MODELS, THOMAS TAIT CREATIVE MENTION – SPECS MODEL {ROW 2 – LEFT TO RIGHT} QUYNH NGUYEN 2ND PRIZE WINNER – SPECS MODELS, MARIA GAROFALO 1ST PRIZE WINNER – SPECS MODELS

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{ROW 1 – LEFT TO RIGHT} AUDREY CANTWELL 1ST PRIZE WINNER – SPECS MODELS, ANDRÉ TÉLIO WITH WINNERS AND SPECS MODELS {ROW 2 – LEFT TO RIGHT} EUN-JUNG ROH 3RD PRIZE WINNER – SPECS MODELS, MONTREAL FASHION WEEK CROWD

#TBT il y a 10 ans, lorsque  tout a commencé…

Cette année marque le 10ième anniversaire du concours TÉLIO, Les créateurs mode de demain, qui a introduit à travers les années plus de 200 créateurs de la relève à l’industrie de la mode canadienne. Chaque fois dans un contexte reflétant les tendances mode les plus actuelles, le concours gagne en réputation auprès des écoles de mode canadiennes. Pour souligner l’importante évolution du concours TÉLIO, nous vous présentons une série de Throwback Thursday #teliotbt, qui, nous espérons, vous rappellera autant de bons souvenirs qu’à nous!  Cette semaine, on replonge dans nos archives des années 2006 à 2008, à l’époque où la compétition n’était qu’au Québec.

Dans le but d’inaugurer les nouveaux locaux de TÉLIO, nouvellement emménagés dans un spacieux bâtiment de Ville Saint-Laurent, la finale de la toute première édition de 2006 se déroula dans l’entrepôt, entièrement métamorphosé et looké pour l’occasion. Le défilé des étudiants finalistes précédait un défilé mettant en vedette des designers québécois de renom, dont Philippe Dubuc, Marie Saint Pierre et Denis Gagnon.  Pour cette première édition, un jury de 12 professionnels de l’industrie de la mode avait d’abord sélectionné 33 finalistes de 5 grandes écoles de mode du Québec. De ces 33 finalistes, deux grandes gagnantes ont remporté des bourses totalisant $3 500.

En 2007, le concours accroit sa visibilité en s’associant à la Semaine de mode de Montréal, plateforme d’une importance indéniable. TÉLIO permettra à 25 finalistes de se hisser une place au défilé final, et à trois d’entre eux de repartir avec un total de 4 000$ en bourses. Cette année, l’annonce des gagnants donna naissance à un moment tout aussi inattendu que grandiose lorsque le jury, en arrière-scène lors du défilé, décide in extremis qu’un des finalistes, qui ne cadre pas dans les trois catégories de prix établis par Télio, doit absolument repartir avec une mention spéciale pour la créativité de son œuvre! Thomas Tait, le finaliste en question, est aujourd’hui le grand lauréat de la première édition du prix LVMH Young Fashion Designer 2014. Bravo au flair des jurés!

Suite à cette mention, l’édition 2008, évoluant sous le thème de la création d’une griffe de prêt-à-porter, et les subséquentes, auront dorénavant un prix dédié à l’étudiant(e) ayant le plus fait preuve d’imagination et d’innovation. Je vous laisse donc sur ces quelques clichés de nos trois premières années de la compétition Télio. Assurez-vous de nous suivre pour les prochains articles Throwback Tursday,  qui mèneront à la grande finale de Lux(e), la 10e édition du concours!

À la semaine prochaine!

See you next week!

Farah

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