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Winner of 2014 Mercedes-Benz Start Up Competition – Designer Sid Neigum

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The positions of value and validity is fast climbing in the international phase, and designer Sid Neigum is playing a major function in assisting the occasion grow.

The award includes a $30,000 bursary which is going to be distributed by a mentoring team of sector specialists who’ll make sure that the resources are accustomed to the best advantage of Neigum’s company. He’ll additionally receive editorial support from the FASHION magazine in Canada in addition to a completely produced runway show in the Autumn 2015 ranges in March and international publications.

Sid Neigum blew the crowd away on the opening night of World MasterCard Fashion Week, not once but twice. The Alberta-born, Toronto-based designer opened the week’s festivities starting with a harp player leading the crowd into a dream. The designer’s exceptional attention to detail kept evolving piece after piece.  Credits: Mercedes-Benz Start Up Awarded Designer 2014: Sid Neigum …

This season, the fashion crowd dazzled with a creative and cerebral springtime group that relied greatly in the laser-style and draping techniques that are becoming his hallmarks. There were additionally fine silk separates with geometric cutouts, tasteful Asian- stylish minimal lines and divine draping. This really is one designer.

Toronto Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015, which begins this evening, will bring with it a slew of springtime shows from Canadian labels. For those who’d like to bag the designer looks on the cheap, American shopping site Gilt is holding a five-day flash sale devoted to north-of-the-border style. Each day this week, Gilt will hawk apparel from a different Toronto Fashion Week participant.Today’s deal is Sid Neigum, a Toronto-based designer with a minimalist, architectural aesthetic. Credits: Score looks from Toronto Fashion Week designers … – Toronto Life

Canadian designer Sid Neigum has been working tirelessly over the past couple years to make a name for himself in the international fashion industry.  The twenty-two year-old has attended the infamous Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, showed at Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto Fashion Weeks, and won emerging designer awards – that’s a long way from his start in Alberta.

Though my praise doesn’t account for much, I am willing to expend my effort convincing you that Neigum is the real deal.  After seeing his Fall/Winter ’11 collection at LG Fashion Week, I fell in love.  Whether that’s just because I personally love everything black, broody, and paired with underground electro music is obsolete – it was love.  The dark aesthetic of his work is absolutely captivating.  There were a handful of other designers who showcased all-black collections, but despite popular belief, it’s not an easy task.  Not to say that others failed, but Neigum’s collection was the best, by far.  Even Flare magazine has said that Neigum has “left other presenters in the proverbial fashion dust.”

Aside from the obvious skill the designer possesses, Neigum seems to have an “X factor” that will (hopefully) ensure his success.  There’s something between drive, talent, and personality that is innate in some people.  You can’t work for it, you can’t fake it, you can’t buy it, it’s just there.  It’s as if he’s wired differently, with a brain that is both bold and clandestine.  He designs by process, but it comes off as effortless.  He’s modest, but he must know how far above-par he’s sitting.  He’s humourous, but in a way that you’re not sure he’s joking.  So, what’s the best way to find out?  Ask him. Credits: Stealing Some Time from Designer Sid Neigum |

Watch this “Sid Neigum Backstage Interview – F/W 2014”:




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