Seven graduating students from the École supérieure de mode de Montréal presented their 12-piece collections as part of a collective fashion show at UQAM’s Centre de Design last week.
Local media, members of the arts community and fellow students were in attendance as the emerging designers sent their creations into the spotlight, starting with Duc C. Nguyên’s “Coupé à vif,” a voluminous all-crimson collection inspired by BMW’s Gina concept car. Next up was “Hi my name is…” by Mélanie Poupart, who sited a personal struggle as the inspiration behind her body-hugging designs. Catherine Métivier of local label Atelier B. presented “série,” a modern interpretation of industrial-era dressing, followed by Christine Charlebois’ darkly stunning “Uni-Forme” in a mix of black and midnight blue. Yandi Morgado reworked the classic button-down shirt with playful touches of plaid for “Chemise2” while Laura Lapointe showed drapey cocoon coats and swathe-worthy separates in her aptly named collection “Feel.” To close the show, Marilou Cormier Béïque challenged the notion of a “recession-proof” wedding industry with a series of bridal looks, each tinged with red and constructed to reflect the ever-fluctuating GDP.
Click here to see the collections!
You can also head to atelier b. (5758 Saint-Laurent Boulevard) to purchase pieces from the collection and see the designers’ work up close.