Toronto North Couture offers students a once in a lifetime, hands-on experience in the European Fashion Culture. Our program is tailored to increase the knowledge and skills our students learn in the classroom in a real-life setting. From going behind the scenes at the Silk Worm Institute to workshops with an Atelier and your very own fashion show and photoshoot, this is a must-do trip for any student serious about fashion design.
Launched my Line in Calabria!
One of the Best Trips!
Once in a Lifetime Experience!
Launched my Line in Calabria!As a young up and coming designer, there has been certain areas through out my journey that required managing. Linda Vercillo has been nothing short but amazing. She took on the roll as my agent and landed me some amazing life changing opportunities that would further my career. If it weren’t for Linda I would not have been introduced to the south of Italy, Calabria, and know what it has to offer. Calabria is now making a staple in the fashion world and Reggio being deemed a new fashion capital. I had the honours of being part of the second international fashion week in Reggio and have no doubts I could grace their stage next year. Linda V also was awarded a golden muse award. A well deserved award, in my opinion, considering how much support she has given the fashion community in Canada and Italy. Also, not to mention the amount of work and energy she puts into everyone of her events. Thank you Linda for everything, it was a pleasure and great experience working with you!:
One of the Best Trips!I experienced the Italy Tra Di Noi trip, run by Linda Vercillo, in the summer of 2016. In my opinion the itinerary was thoroughly thought out and organized. Every day was planned from events, meals, touring, and times for resting. There was also time to explore on our own. Even though the trip was planned from Toronto the detail and accuracy in everything we had to do was incredible. We were even recommended food to go buy, such as pistachio croissants and a specific honey brand from Calabria. Linda is very familiar with Italy that she was able to accomplish such an amazing experience all from another country. Our itinerary revolved around fashion centric events and we got to experience working with industry professionals in Rome through Linda’s connections. I personally felt no difference in the fact that the trip was planned in Canada. She thought through every aspect and any hiccups that occurred went unnoticed, since she always seemed to have a back-up or alternative option in mind. It was a trip I will never forget and one of the best I have ever taken. I definitely recommend Linda Vercillo as the event planner for your next event. Sincerely, Victoria Cellucci
Once in a Lifetime Experience!The Elements of Design Program in Italy was an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience thanks to an exceptional planner, Linda Vercillo of Tra Di Noi. Although I was unacquainted with any of the girls on the trip, Linda was encouraging and had a way of making everyone feel welcome and included. 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. When our fashion show in Soverato had to be relocated due to weather-related issues, she was able to adapt and put her plan B in place, swiftly and seamlessly. Linda was extremely approachable and offered great recommendations when we asked about where to visit, what to do, and where to eat in the foreign country. She was always ensuring that everyone was enjoying themselves. I would definitely recommend Linda and this program to anyone who is interested. Giulia
I Learned More then being in a Classroom!I haven’t formally thanked you for the experience that I had in Italy. 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. You planned the absolute most perfect trip and I had the time of my life. I will never forget this past summer and the friendships I made over the course of the two weeks. Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting your all into this trip! It truly showed and I can speak for all of the girls when I say, we love you! You cared for us like your own children and made this experience comfortable, exciting and memorable. You’re the best Linda! Alessia Urbani
Full of Learning for Young Designers!Linda is exactly the type of personality you need to keep you sane while planning an event or travelling. She is always 20 steps ahead of you, and she has already thought of every detail and bump in the road. Above that, Linda is the most kind, easiest person to talk to and confide in. She is honest, and has endless knowledge when it comes to event planning. I myself was lucky enough to experience 2 of Linda’s events: the Elements of Design program in Italy, and the Rome Fashion Week show (also in Italy). For the Elements of Design trip, Linda made it possible for myself and 10 of my classmates to work backstage at Rome Fashion Week, visit a bridal atelier, learn about silk making, and participate in several other events. She organized a seamless itinerary, full of new learning for young designers. 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. She was always very open; I was aware of the planning process leading up to the event. This made me feel especially at ease. As someone who has had the pleasure of being part of Linda’s events, trust me, you’ll want to hire Linda Vercillo for any event. Big or small, Linda will carryout your event better than you could ever imagine! – Arushi