The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation opened its doors last Thursday to showcase some of its home-grown companies. The companies included a 3D jewelry line and an app that helps you track down clothes from your favourite TV shows. The event was part of this year’s Startup Open House Toronto, a networking event to showcase some of the city’s most innovative companies.
Daniel Christian Tang uses 3D printing to create intricate jewelry. The pieces are created using architectural modelling software with 3D digital manufacturing technology. (Robyn Fiorda)
Ms. Dress Up Inc. features a self-pull zipper to help women get dressed on their own. The zipper doubles as a bracelet or necklace. (Robyn Fiorda)
Blanc De Noir is a gender neutral lifestyle brand focused on minimal and functional design. All the pieces are inspired by different global cities. (Robyn Fiorda)
Wear Your Label is a clothing line meant to spark conversation about mental health awareness. The line is designed by people affected by mental illness. Graphic tees and tanks state, “self-care isn’t selfish,” and “anxious but courageous.” (Robyn Fiorda)
The fashion house also showcased clothing apps. If you’ve ever wanted to know who designed the dress on your favourite character from the last episode of Pretty Little Liars, StyleID is an app that helps consumers identify products worn on-screen. (Robyn Fiorda)