Montréal Fashion Week 2012 – Part 2

Exhibit 22

Since being crowned “Canada’s Breakthrough Designer” at the 2011 Telio competition of Montreal Fashion Week, Earl Luigi has gone on to design, among others, a capsule collection in collaboration with the Japan Love Project – an art show to raise money and help rebuild Japanese communities affected by last year’s tsunami. He has also ranked among the top 20 finalists in the London-based international Hand and Lock embroidery competition. Now in his final year at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where he is completing a Bachelor of Design, Fashion and Technology.


Birds of North America is a line of vintage-classic clothing for women designed by Hayley Gibson.  The line was founded in 2007 and is available in over 25 boutiques across Canada. All the clothing is entirely produced and manufactured in Montreal.

n 2009, after close to a decade in the fashion industry, Marie-Eve Emond launched the Betina Lou line of ready-to-wear fashions. Her experience as a designer and production manager instilled in her a taste for fine fabrics, a keen interest in a garment’s intrinsic qualities, and a sharp eye for fitted silhouettes. A graduate of LaSalle College, Marie-Eve also earned a bachelor’s degree from the École supérieure de mode de Montréal.


Betina Lou offers simple, timeless feminine fashions. Every season brings a neutral colour palette and classic patterns in wardrobe staples with subtle details. A tribute to past eras, Betina Lou’s designs have a vintage appeal rooted in a philosophy of longevity expressed in clothes reflecting a mix of modernity and tradition.


Establishing Rudsak in 1994 and creating  RUD in 2010, Evik Asatoorian continues to make fashion statements. Fuelled by ambition, he challenges the fashion forum with daring designs that push back the boundaries of ‘cool couture’.



For the 7th consecutive year, TELIO, a major Quebec company and pioneer in the importation and distribution of textiles at the cutting edge of fashion and North American trends, presents its signature fashion event, “Les créateurs mode de demain”.  This 2012 edition is held on the theme Rouge+Red, a colour range clearly evoking creativity. Supporting the upcoming generation of Canadian designers is part and parcel of TELIO’s corporate philosophy, in line with which it will be unveiling this year’s five winners of bursaries with a total value of $15,000.


Finalist: Alexandre Arsenault (College Lasalle)

Collectif de Fermeture

Anastasia Lomonova was born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1984. After the collapse of the USSR, she moved to Cyprus with her family where they lived for several years before coming to Canada.


Initially trained as a visual artist, specializing in oil painting, Anastasia entered the Ryerson University school of fashion with the desire to express her creativity in a more socially involved domain.

After completing her apprenticeships, she started her eponymous label in 2007. Since then, Anastasia has won several awards and been named one of Canada’s most promising young designers.


The  FW12 collection is an ensemble of featherweight chiffon gowns complemented by graphic elements. For the first time this season, wedding dresses have been added to the finale.


LYN is the creation of crochet virtuoso, Jocelyn Picard.  Boasting fifteen years of experience, and recent collaborations with Denis Gagnon and UNTTLD, he now presents his own authentic prototypes combining traditional and contemporary techniques.

UNTTLD is the product of an ongoing collaboration between Montreal designers José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger. José graduated at Cégep Marie Victorin in Fashion design before going to Concordia University to perfect his knowledge of textiles and technique in the Faculty of Fines Arts’ Fibre program.  A graduate of the LaSalle College’s Fashion Design program, Simon Bélanger went on to earn a Master’s at the Domus Academy in Milan.



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40 Responses to Montréal Fashion Week 2012 – Part 2

  1. I love Rudsak’s leather goods….Interesting to see them branch into clothing.

  2. Fun post! So I’m seeing lots of hot pink and black…might that be a precursor of what to expect on New York’s fashion week runways?

  3. Tori says:

    Love the runways – great photos, I bet you had a blast !

  4. susielindau says:

    Fabulous! I have always wanted to go to a fashion week anywhere.
    Love the new styles! We should get them here in Colorado in about the middle of 2014.
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

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  6. pnwauthor says:

    I’m interested and intrigued with what’s going on in Montreal.

  7. Nothing sexier than a fabulous pair of heels and those presented at the beginning are to die for. Love your post and blog!

  8. Wedding photographer by day, but would love to be a fashion photographer by night! Motreal never looked so good!

  9. I loved this post! So cool to see!

  10. Great photos! Love the dark side of fashion 😀

  11. I don’t think I can even explain just how much I love those shoes in the first photo. It hurts that they’re not on my feet right now.

    Beautiful photos and congrats on being Freshly Pressed! 😉

  12. jromaine says:

    I just LOVE fashion week!!! Thanks for the post!! Now I’m really JUICED for NYC’s fashion week!!!!

  13. valentinedee says:

    Very interesting. I’m not really into the fashion thing, despite being a girl, but I am interested in Montreal and Canada; now that to me is interesting.


  14. ethelthedean says:

    Do those shoes come in a 9.5? Seriously fab.
    Loved this post – brilliant photos, and it’s really great to learn more about what’s happening across the country fashion-wise. Congrats on FP!

  15. Kat Sark says:

    Dear all,
    Thank you so much for reading and your kind comments!
    I had a wonderful time, and I’m looking forward to writing more about Montreal fashion in the upcoming “Montreal Chic” sequel to “Berliner Chic” (2011) and “Wiener Chic”!
    Kind wishes from Montreal,

  16. maribetz says:

    Just discovered your page, AMAZING. Really good post on the Fashion Week. Look forward to the upcoming shows. 🙂 Cheers

  17. Lots of beautiful people. Great pictures as well. Thanks for sharing!

  18. omg i just saw a fashion show durring fashion week at lincln center. It was awsome and so is this!

  19. aacohen97 says:

    Beautiful photos! I am a WordPress photoblogger as well.
    This post reminds me of this picture I got of a fashion shoot on the roof of a building:

  20. amberpat says:

    Gorgeous! I hope to create my own fashion line one day. I love cutes and I love the style of the shoes. Hot.

  21. 2chicgurls says:

    Love your blog 🙂 please check out ours 🙂

  22. Great Blog. The pictures are lovely and look great.

  23. Michele LMS says:

    Lovely designs! . . . And how wonderful that the proceeds from Earl Luigi’s project go to such a worthy cause!!

  24. Love this post – the photos are beautiful and charming!

  25. George says:

    Reblogged this on WordPress Trends.

  26. angelwynxx says:

    Such clever work and reporting! I love browsing such different fashion designs made by fabulous designers. Love their works!

  27. clayer says:

    So jealous!! Wish I was there. Have you heard of Mahal Style? I wrote about them here (Feb. 11 post):

    look forward to following more from you!

  28. Oh that was a wonderful event! Wishin I was part of that big night! Great collections!

  29. The photographs you took are stunning! I particularly liked the Collectif de Fermeture photos, what spectacular shots!
    I’m based in London, so if you’re interested in street style, take a look at my blog:

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