This Wednesday, the Fashion POP runway will glitter with an eclectic mix of styles, shapes, and ideas from six talented young clothing designers at Fashion POP, the Runway Show and Young Designers Award presented by POP Montreal’s Puces POP. The idea for the show is to present the work of that year’s most promising local emerging creators in fashion design, and give them each the space to present to the public their first mini-collection.
A panel of fashion industry judges will pick their favourite collection and the winning designer will receive a slew of prizes to help give them that push to jumpstart their career. Prizes include $1000 cash courtesy of Le Château, an editorial photo story published in WORN Fashion Journal, and a pop-up exhibition at Espace POP.
Meet this year’s roster of Fashion POP competitors below, and then come to the Rialto Theatre, Wednesday, September 25th at 8pm to find out who will take home the prize!
Andrea Montle graduated from LaSalle College with a degree in Fashion Design. Her show-stopping, all-white knit dress, created for her grad show, was the stepping stone for her inaugural, post-grad collection, Aah Jee. Her F/W 2011 collection of loosely woven, delicate knits was curated by O.P.P Galerie et Boutique and her Jailbait collection was featured at Nowhereland in Toronto. Andrea continues to expand her portfolio with work that is dark and ethereal, slightly feminine, definitely sexy, with just the right amount of attitude.
After graduating from Cégep du Vieux Montréal with a degree in Industrial Design, Benjamin decided to hone his skills by enrolling at LaSalle College. His stylistic vision is defined by socio-cultural issues, a desire to provoke, and a love of opulence. From breath comes innovation.
Born in Northern Québec and raised in Montreal and the Florida coastline, Christina Julien has prolifically designed clothing from a young age. Her lifelong passion for fashion, textiles, art, music, and visual design led her to LaSalle College, where she received her degree in Fashion Design in 2013. Her design style is inspired by the simplicity and playfulness of mid-sixties art and films, with clean, uncomplicated lines, and a focus on sustainability. After graduating, Christina honed her skills through internships with Christian L’Enfant Roi and Valéie Dumaine. One of her original designs was chosen for the 2013 Télio design competition.
Daniel Quiroz has a Fashion Design degree from Marie-Victorin College with a specialization in fur working, and is currently a student in fashion styling at the École supérieure de mode de Montréal. He received two bursaries from the Fondation de mode de Montréal to pursue his studies at the graduate level, and works as an assistant for the conceptual designer Maryla Sobek. He completed internships with José-Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Belanger of UNTTLD, and was a finalist in the 2012 Télio design competition. He is currently beginning his second year at ESMM.
I’m from Montreal. Montreal is my muse. I want to create clothing for Montrealers. I studied at Brébeuf in Art and Communication, a program that awoke my desire to create. Not knowing what to do next, I applied to LaSalle College to gain more experience in Fashion. After LaSalle, I applied to the Fashion Design program at UQAM. It was in my third year that I created my first collection of clothing for Montrealers.
After studying menswear design at Marie-Victorin College, Viviane Labelle worked for several years to gain experience in the industry. She decided to continue her studies and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design and Fashion Styling at the École Supérieure de Mode de Montréal. She completed an internship for Aether Apparel in LA, which sparked her interest in sportswear and synthetic fibres.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Théâtre Rialto – salle Shure, 5723 Parc
doors 8pm / show 8:30pm