Telio Breakthrough Designers Competition


Top 25 Finalists 

The Telio Breakthrough Designers Competition is a National Fashion Design competition created by a renowned textile company Telio based out of Montreal. Fayann was picked as one of the top seven inspiration boards at Ryerson University to get sent to Montreal. Designed a Contemporary Women Wear outfit consisting of Telio textiles based on this years competition theme “Textures”. She made it to the Top 25 finalist stage out all of Canada to create her design. She travelled to Montreal in February 2014 to display garments on the runway at a Montreal Fashion event for final round.

" For this design, I was inspired by the layers and textures of pinecones and acorns seen on the autumn floors. With the fall season in mind as an incredible time to play with layers, I designed a layered wool coat that can be converted into a bolero jacket. The bottom two layers of the coat are attached by a zipper and snaps, which can detach to make a smaller jacket. The double layered sleeves are removable as well, to allow the wearer to have shorter look. Alongside the coat, I designed a petal crop top as well as a salt and pepper tweed panel skirt, which split towards the hem to allow more movement in the leg. "

  • Fayann was featured on the Official Telio Canada blog about her design process for the competition.