Started in 2008 as a platform to showcase emerging design talent, Fashion POP returns to the POP Montreal runway on Sunday, September 23rd to present six of the year’s most innovative up-and-coming local fashion designers to a panel of industry judges. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize courtesy of Le Château, a 4-page editorial in WORN Fashion Journal, and a pop-up exhibition at Espace POP.
Ready to meet this year’s competitors?
A graduate of Marie-Victorin College in Fashion Design, Vicky Dubois received her diploma from the École supérieure de mode de Montréal and has several years experience working in fashion. In 2007, she was awarded a scholarship from the Fondation de la mode de Montréal and had to opportunity to present one of her designs at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. Her work experience in Montreal and New York, which includes working alongside designer Clayton Evans (complexgeometries), has allowed her to develop her artistic vision and aesthetic sense. After travelling abroad and studying art, Vicky Dubois launched her self-titled clothing line. Her work is characterized by experimentation with volume, contrasts, and sober designs, executed with high quality natural materials.
Marie is a freelance writer (nightlife.ca, urbania, xojane.com, lezspreadtheword.com) and fashion editor. That’s the product of a degree in Fashion Design and a BA in Communications! She collects, alters, and sells vintage clothes from the 90s in her Etsy shop: Marie Magie, and at events around Montreal. She is inspired by teenage dreams, girls, kitsch, pop icons, and the little dramas of everyday life.
Christine Charlebois is a young up-and-coming designer. A graduate of Marie-Victorin College, she has a degree from the École supérieure de mode de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (2012). In 2009, she won 3rd prize in the Télio competition for young designers and was a finalist again in 2012. While studying, she received two scholarships from the Fondation de la mode de Montréal to continue her training at the graduate level. In 2011, she was awarded a scholarship from the Fondation de la mode de Montréal to complete an internship with JEANPAULKNOTT in Brussels, Belgium. Currently a research assistant to Joanna Berzowska at Concordia University, the young designer will present her thesis in 2013 at an international university. Christine Charlebois hopes to develop an expertise in the niche of conceptual clothing for women.
Danica Anastasia Olders is a Canadian fashion designer and fiber artist, currently living in Montreal. She graduated from NSCAD University in May 2011 with a Major in Textiles and a Minor in Fashion. Upon graduating, she started the business The Lost City, which produces limited edition silk-screened clothing and jewellery. All the images are based off themes and concepts from her body of work.
After several years of apprenticeship in swimwear design, a brief stint at LaSalle College, and a program in made-to-measure tailoring at the École des métiers des Faubourgs, I decided to create MimiHammer. Three collections and a swimwear line later, MimiHammer continues to evolve, inspired most recently by the beauty and gentle volatility of a butterfly. MimiHammer’s 2012 collection of feminine, romantic swimsuits, entitled “Le Grand Mars changeant” draws on the style of 1970s Miami gangsters and the look of butterflies.
Duc C. Nguyen
Duc C. Nguyen is completing his Fashion Design degree at the École supérieure de mode at Université de Québec à Montréal. He has a background in Architecture at the Cégep du Vieux-Montreal and studied Industrial Design at Université de Montréal. He is currently the Fashion and Trend Editor for MontrealStateOfMind.com and AnyArena.com (Vietnam).
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