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In fashion, you will get to explore various subjects relating to design. You will start off learning the basics of pattern drafting and garment sewing. In addition, you will develop the ability to coordinate fashion shows, style garments and dress models. Your artist mentor will also provide you with an inside look into the business side of the fashion industry.
Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Michael Zoffranieri’s foray into fashion began with a hand-sewn owl pin cushion. Soon after, he had the opportunity to apprentice at David Dixon. After graduating from Ryerson university’s renowned School of Fashion in 2016, ZOFF began its journey. Shortly after, ZOFF received the Suzanne Rogers Award for Most Promising New Label of 2017 during Toronto Fashion Incubator’s New Labels competition. Working with clients across Canada, creating special moments with fashion as the medium: Michael Zoffranieri’s mission is about making people feel their absolute best in their bodies. For over 10 years, ‘Art is Movement’ has been his guiding mantra. It is Michael’s belief that everyone deserves to be art.
It’s with absolute joy that we announce the launch of UforChange ANNKM Fashion Program in collaboration with Ann Kaplan Mulholland’s ANNKM Fashion Line. Encompassing the shared values of both organizations, the program is a platform for marginalized youth to realize their fashion goals and dreams by being guided by the best in the fashion industry. This vision encourages the creation of avant-garde, fashion-neutral styles that can be embraced by all genders, races, and sizes, along with environmental mindfulness and sustainability.
Famous from the sets of the Real Housewives of Toronto – the extraordinaire and dynamic Ann Kaplan Mulholland – the founder, CEO and President of iFinance Canada Inc., – she has taken the company from Start-up (1996) to one of the largest consumer FinTech Companies in Canada with loan applications exceeding $2B. Ann has received over forty awards for outstanding leadership and excellence in business, including multiple Woman Entrepreneur of the Year awards in over the past two decades. Ann has written seven books, hosted TV shows, and is a much sought-after public speaker as well.
Ann Kaplan Mulholland combined business and the love of fashion in ANNKM, an initiative she founded to support the fashion industry with a collaborative platform recognizing the positive social impact that the fashion industry can collaboratively embrace. Her platform offers new designers the opportunity to explore their role in advancing fashion today, helping with building their brands and launching their own fashion lines. ANNKM’s style aesthetic merges elegance and luxury with an understated design and environmental awareness to embrace new social norms. All net proceeds are donated to like-minded charities, including UforChange.
….. UforChange alumni youth
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In celebration of the UforChange ANNKM Fashion Program – on date: to be determined – UforChange in collaboration with Ann Kaplan Mulholland will be hosting the Top Notch Challenge. The skillful and creative UforChange alumni youth will be presenting their spectacular works of craftsmanship in alignment with the ANNKM brand. With a dash of sustainability, a handful of hard work, a pinch of magic and the inspirational guidance of fashion icons like Ann Kaplan Mulholland – the contestants will have a platform to compete in a one-of-its-kind challenge to display their passion for fashion. They are young, diverse, and truly epitomize the future of fashion. UforChange is incredibly proud of these designers and we are thrilled to see what they create. Stay tuned for an exciting release – 2022.