WHO WE ARE
Established in 2015, Toronto North Couture, or TNC for short is an international platform to educate, inspire, and promote emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry.
TNC’s mission is to help emerging designers step out of the shadows and into a bright future in the fashion industry. Connecting a diverse audience of seasoned industry professionals with up and coming talent, we’re bridging gaps for Canada’s designers to get ready to hit the international stage.
TNC was founded by Linda Parentela Vercillo, an industry veteran in fashion and event planning. With over 20 years of experience, and a keen eye for details, her company Tra Di Noi Event Management (Italian for “between us”) is a trusted event planning company. Bringing intimacy, passion, and magic to every event they do, from weddings to the monthly event series Apres Noir. During the luxurious Apres Noir event, Linda coordinated and provided creative direction for a fashion exhibit opening an evening of fine dining, with performances by Robin Thicke, Jennifer Hudson and Bob Saget.
Over the last 6 years, Linda has bridged connections between the Canadian and Italian fashion industry, spearheading initiatives for fashion students including fashion tours for the Haute Couture Academy of Fashion, Fine Arts & Design, George Brown and Ryerson Fashion programs as well as fashion shows, and preparing emerging fashion designers with business acumen to find their footing in the industry.
“Linda also gave me the opportunity to showcase a collection at Rome Fashion Week. She guided me through the biggest show I had ever participated in and made me feel at ease the whole time.”
“With her hard work and planning, we acquired a true feel for the fast-paced environment at fashion shows, which can only be obtained through hands-on experiences. Despite the ever-changing circumstances, Linda was able to adjust the plans accordingly..”
“I learned more than I ever could imagine on this trip than I could’ve in a classroom. This experience helped me to broaden my learning experience about the art I am most passionate about while learning more about myself.”
“As a young up and coming designer, there have been certain areas throughout my journey that required managing. Linda Vercillo has been nothing short but amazing. She took on the role as my agent and landed me some amazing life-changing opportunities that would further my career.”