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Target reveals finalists of Emerging Designer Award
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Jan '13
Target Corporation announced the finalists for the Target Emerging Designer Award. The award, first unveiled at Montreal Fashion Week last September, offers up-and-coming fashion designers the chance to win a $25,000 grant, a full page profile in ELLE Québec, and create an exclusive collection that will be sold at Target stores across Québec in 2014.

After reviewing the submissions, Target and its partners are pleased to announce the following five finalists selected for the final competition:
- ANASTASIA LOMONOVA (Anastasia Lomonova)
- THOMAS (Natasha Thomas)
- MÉLISSA NEPTON (Mélissa Nepton)
- NISSE (Nargisse Ennasri Akyuz)
- UNTLLD (Simon Bélanger & José Manuel St-Jacques)

“We are very pleased with the caliber of the entries we received and think this speaks to the quality of design talent that Quebec is known for,”  commente d John Morioka, senior vice president, Merchandising, Target Canada. “Participating in the selection process was energizing and I look forward to seeing our five finalists bring their collections to life on the runway.  While it will be difficult to select one winner from the amazing design capabilities I have seen so far, I look forward to working with the winner to bring our first Quebec collaboration to life.”

The designs of the finalists will be judged by a panel of industry professionals, each with a diverse perspective on the fashion business:
- Marianne Cobb – vice president, Marketing, Canadelle
- Denis Desro – editor in chief, Fashion, ELLE Québec
- Chantal Durivage – co-president, Groupe Sensation Mode
- Annie Horth – professional stylist
- John Morioka – senior vice president, Merchandising, Target Canada

“ELLE Québec is proud to be a part of this initiative and we look forward to featuring these talented designers in our pages,” said Denis Desro, editor in chief, Fashion, ELLE Québec. “The Target Emerging Designer Award represents the chance of a lifetime for emerging designers to catapult their career.”

The grand prize winner will be announced on February 7 at a private party hosted by Target during Montreal Fashion Week. The Target Emerging Designer Award is linked to the Designers Fund, a joint initiative of Groupe Sensation Mode and Fondation de la mode de Montréal.

As previously announced, Target plans to open 124 stores in Canada beginning in 2013, with the first stores in Québec opening in the fall.  More than $10 million will be invested to renovate each location in order to provide guests with an authentic Target-brand shopping experience. Target expects to employ 150 to 200 team members at each location, with hiring for the Quebec market slated to start later in 2013.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at 1,782 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946 Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.

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