July16July182021
Past Event

A celebration of design and fashion emergence

DAY 1 (Friday, July 16)

Design Reviews: $10 (each)
Where: Space A (1st floor)
Schedule:
- 9 AM: Joshua Boudreau (he/they/she)
- 10 AM: Omar Antabli (she/they)
- 11 AM: Stephanie Hebert (she/her)
- 1 PM: Sainte Déry (she/her/they/them)
- 2 PM: Scarlet Dahye Lee (she/her)
- 3 PM: Laurence Panneton (she/her)

Book Launch Cocktail: Free admission (Invitation Only)
Where: Space A (1st floor)
Schedule: 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Popup Minimarket: Free Admission Open to the Public
Where: Lobby (1st floor)
Schedule: 9 AM - 9 PM

 

DAY 2 (Saturday, July 17)

Design Workshop: $20
Where: Space A (1st floor)
Schedule: 9 AM - 12 PM (given by Founder of LIGNES DE FUITE, Milan Tanedjikov)

Order Project Fashion Show: $12
Where: Lobby (1st floor)
Schedule: 2 PM - 3 PM (featuring looks by LaSalle College 2020-2021 students)

Graduate Collection Fashion Show: $12
Where: Lobby (1st floor)
Schedule: 4 PM - 5 PM (featuring collections by four recent graduates)

Prize Ceremony: Free admission (Invitation Only)
Where: Space A (1st floor)
Schedule: 6:30 PM

Popup Minimarket: Free Admission Open to the Public
Where: Lobby (1st floor)
Schedule: 9 AM - 9 PM

 

DAY 3 (Sunday, July 18)

Popup Minimarket: Free Admission Open to the Public
Where: Lobby (1st floor)
Schedule: 12 PM - 5 PM

Support and celebrate Montreal’s most promising fashion students and graduates in a three day event which will include a book launch of our upcoming publication, design reviews, a workshop, fashion shows, an award ceremony and a popup minimarket.

LIGNES DE FUITE is a non-profit association whose mission is to support Montreal’s most promising fashion students and recent graduates by providing them with guidance, resources, and a platform through which they can gain both local and international recognition.

To achieve this goal, we produce an annual print publication* showcasing the works of young creatives through interviews, editorials, and case studies on the future of fashion. This educational project aims to bring together emerging talents and our growing network of established mentors who engage strongly with cultural and social issues, and who understand the importance of investing in the next generation of industry leaders. The print publication resulting from this collaborative effort is launched at an annual fundraiser event and then distributed at cultural centres and libraries around the world.

In keeping with this mission and in partnership with PHI Centre, LIGNES DE FUITE will be hosting a 3-day event from July 16 to July 18 to launch the publication and raise funds for grants that will enable recent graduates and fashion students to continue improving their skills. This celebration of young talents will include fashion shows, a design workshop, a book launch cocktail, a talk with the authors, design process critiques by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and an award ceremony. In addition, throughout the three days, there will be a Popup minimarket offering to the public an eclectic range of products by emergent local and international designers, artists and chefs.

This year's event represents a unique opportunity to breathe life back into Montreal’s creative community following this long and challenging period from which we are finally coming out. Moreover, your support will directly contribute to our cause and will help drive the momentum and emergence of fresh talents who are essential to the vitality and diversity of Montreal’s fashion ethos.

To pre-order the book and reserve your place to the book launch cocktail on July 16 at 6:30 PM, click here.
*Available until June 27.

Design Reviews will encompass the first day of the event. Those who attend will have the opportunity to learn about the design process by seeing examples of a collection development and hear informative critiques from established industry leaders. There will be an entry fee of 10$ for each Design Review. All the money raised will go towards the LIGNES DE FUITE mentoring program.

From 9 AM to 4 PM, hosted by Julia Beauparlant, a panel of 4 judges will critique LaSalle College 2021 Graduates who are presenting their collection plans and competing to win a 1-year LIGNES DE FUITE Mentoring Program Award. The judges are Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran of Fecal Matter, Head Buyer and Curator of Special Projects at Simons Oceane Stanislas, and the founder of LIGNES DE FUITE, Milan Tanedjikov.

The students presenting are Joshua Boudreau at 9 AM, Omar Antabli at 10 AM, Stephanie Hebert at 11 AM, Sainte Déry at 1 PM, Scarlet Dahye Lee at 2 PM, and Laurence Panneton at 3 PM. Following each presentation, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions to the presenters or judges.

By invitation only, the day’s main event is a book launch cocktail at 6:30 PM which will reveal LIGNES DE FUITE VOL. II. It will also provide an opportunity for the authors, collaborators, sponsors and partners to finally mingle freely with each other. The Launch will be followed by a Talk featuring a diverse range of guest speakers who will discuss the challenges and motivations behind the initiative. Chief Editor of LIGNES DE FUITE VOL. II, Morgan Kendall, will host the discussion.

The speakers are Guilaume Proteau-Langlois of Protocol Studio, Alex Black, Giovanni Caci, Jasmine Gamache, Antoine Dufresne, Kevin Quang Thái Nguyễn, Alexia Georgieva, Élisabeth Esenam Atchadé, Anna Voitchovsky, George Fok, Tishanna Carnevale, Mael Bourbonnais, and Milan Tanedjikov.

A Popup shopping experience will be accessible to the audience throughout the day. Blurring the lines between different disciplines of art -- the LIGNES DE FUITE VOL. II publication, food, clothing, and objects made by emergent talents will be available to purchase. 15% of the proceeds from the sales will go towards supporting the LIGNES DE FUITE mentoring program. This space is curated in collaboration with Françoise Elie of Effe, Jessy Colucci of Process Visual, and Seven of Have You Eaten.

Photo Credits: Renato de Léon; Kaven Tremblay

The second day will begin with a workshop from 9 AM - 12 PM given by the founder of LIGNES DE FUITE, Milan Tanedjikov, who will introduce the participants to primary design research methods through a series of hands-on exercises. All materials and media will be provided. There will be an entry fee of 20$. All of the money raised will go towards the LIGNES DE FUITE mentoring program.

Two fashion shows will be following the workshop. The first fashion show, a tableau of 24 looks, styled by Clarisse Bessard, featuring clothing by LaSalle College 2020 and 2021 Graduates, will begin at 2 pm. There will be an entry fee of 12$. All the proceeds raised will go towards the LIGNES DE FUITE mentoring program.

The second fashion show from 4 PM - 5 PM will feature presentations by 2020 and 2021 graduates Gabriel Paul Caron, Raphael Viens, and Antoine Dufresne from École supérieure de mode, ESG, UQAM, as well as 2020 LaSalle College graduate and LIGNES DE FUITE fellow Kevin Quang Thái Nguyễn. There will be an entry fee of 12$. All the proceeds raised will go towards the LIGNES DE FUITE mentoring program.

Day 2 will conclude with an award ceremony, hosted by Julia Beauparlant. Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran of Fecal Matter, the founder of LIGNES DE FUITE, Milan Tanedjikov, Head Buyer and Curator of Special Projects at Simons Oceane Stanislas, founder of The Fine Print Magazine and Fashion and Market Editor at Elle Canada Magazine Estelle Gervais Hughes, and the director of LaSalle College, François Bousquet will be presenting awards to 5 winners from three categories:

3 LIGNES DE FUITE Mentoring Program Awards* in partnership with LaSalle College

1 Elle Canada Magazine Recent Graduate 1000 $ Award*

1 DOMREBEL Fashion Student 1000 $ Award*

A Popup shopping experience will be accessible throughout the day.

Photos credits: 1 and 2 by Raphael Viens, 3 by Jessy Colucci, 4 by Chen Mary

This final day is dedicated to the eclectic Popup minimarket, which will be the last opportunity for the public to acquire local designs and support emerging talents.

Produced by young creatives mentored by industry leaders, this publication is an archive of lookbooks and interviews featuring the works of remarkable fashion students and recent graduates. It aims to highlight their talent and reflect upon the unique creative processes that form their ideas. It also examines, through case studies, emerging phenomena such as screen fatigue and the challenges of designing in a sustainable way. A fashion editorial directed by renowned photographer Alex Black will showcase looks that bridge all the works of young talents together. Published in Montreal, Quebec, the book is meant to travel abroad with the purpose of educating readers about the design process while providing international visibility for local upcoming talent.

Publisher & Executive Editor
Milan Tanedjikov

Chief Editor & Creative Producer
Morgan Kendall

Art Director
Guilaume Proteau-Langlois of Protocol Studio

Copy Editor
Katia Kuzmenko

Production Coordinators & Editors
Jasmine Gamache and Giovanni Caci

Photographers
Olivier Bouliane, Alex Black, Mary Chen, Jessy Colucci, Feng Jiang, Kaven Tremblay, Lauri-ann Lauzon, Lavoie, Guoman Liao of Another One Agency, Chen Mary, William Tetreault, and Raphael Viens

Writers
Roxanne Ouellet Bernier, Alexia Georgieva, Kristian Kahn, Morgan Kendall, Tommy Lecomte, Lorenza Mezzapelle, Koura Rosy, Julia Sylvain-Beauparlant, and Jenny Yang

Featured Design Students & Recent Graduates
Omar Antabli, Gabriel Paul Caron, Tishanna Carnevale, Jessy Colucci, Antoine Dufresne, Kevin Quang Thái Nguyễn, Rachel Sudbury, Raphael Viens, Élisabeth Esenam Atchadé, Roxanne Ouellet Bernier, Clarisse Bessard, Joshua Boudreau, Geneviéve Deland, Sainte Déry, Jasmine Gamache, Stephanie Hebert, WAWA Li, Tommy Lecomte, Scarlet Dahye Lee, Charlotte Deneux, Raphael Viens, Luis Felipe Rodriguez Lopez, Xander Nimas, Vicki Lamontagne, Véronique Jean, Olivier Desrocher, Shairda and Lorna Theodora Cantalare, Jiayu Jiang, Sabrina Launière, Yang zhiJie, Emile Racine, and Alexandre Simard.

Models
Khaled Antably, Anna Arrobas, Mael Bourbonnais, Gabrielle Colpron, Zhang Jiyang, Joephillip Lafortune, Yvonne Léa, Romane Maranda, Louis Maillet, J, Jia Wei, William Marcheterre, Ē정, Cameron Rogers, Cocotte, Harryfacemajors, Kai Huynh, Marc Chénier, Amélie Clément, Louis Maillet, Aidan Matthews, and Loik

Hair & Makeup Artists
Édouard Ayotte, Cyril Beynet, Nève Chamberlain, Carole Methot, Anne O’Neil Readman, Marie-Alice Tremblay-Montero, Joy Sugiura, Tanya Tremblay, Anna Voitchovsky, and Karine Savard

Stylists
Omar Antabli, Tishanna Carnevale, Sainte Déry, Scarlet Dahye Lee, and Alexandre Simard

Collaborators
Clarisse Bessard, Cassandra Blagrave, Marygrace Caballero, Sydney Dionne, Françoise Elie of Effe, Donatello Fletcher, Gaelle Legrand, Jennifer Li, Jacky Sophocle, Harika Xu, and Sandrine Péloquin

Elle Canada Magazine Recent Graduate 1000 $ Award & DOMREBEL Fashion Student 1000 $ Award

Renowned industry leaders are sent an electronic copy of the LIGNES DE FUITE VOL. II publication to read the interviews and observe the visuals to determine which student showcases a design that is at the intersection of both art and fashion, is authentic in their approach, and introduces something new that can be worn as clothing and experienced as a piece of art.

The nominating committee consists of: Founder of Under Pressure Festival and Deputy Mayor of Montreal Sterling Downey, Head Buyer and Curator of Special Projects at Simons Oceane Stanislas, Semiotics and Brand Expert and Co-founder at THE PROSPECTIVISTS Luca Marchetti, Creative Director of PHI Center George Fok, Former Editor of LIGNES DE FUITE Victor Tran, Creative Director of Elle Canada Magazine Annie Horth, Fashion Journalist Eva Friede, curator and writer at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Thierry-Maxime Loriot, BFA Fashion Director at Parsons School of Designs Marie Genevieve Cyr, renowned Fashion Photographer Alex Black, contemporary artist Harryfacemajors, founder of The Fine Print Magazine and Fashion and Market Editor at Elle Canada Magazine Estelle Gervais Hughes, Designer and Founder of 3 Paradis Emeric Tchatchoua, Freelance Writer at I-D Magazine Michaël Smith, Director of FACES MGMT Saad, Founders of Satur Day Swim Design Lounge Sverre Norfliet and GiGi Barrag, Fashion teacher at LaSalle College Josee Pepin, Founder of L'Éloi Productions Éloi Beauchamp, and Head Designer and Founder of Vaillant Studio Alice Vaillant.

In partnership with LaSalle College, LIGNES DE FUITE offers mentorship and real-life training to deserving graduates through the process of creating their debut collections. This free 1-year-long mentoring program is composed of three distinct stages culminating in an annual fundraising event.

Program Details
The backbone of the program are weekly mentoring sessions led by founder of LIGNES DE FUITE, Milan Tanedjikov, and lecturer at École supérieure de mode, ESG, UQAM, and LaSalle College, Celine Chicoine. Both mentors will provide the LIGNES DE FUITE fellows with guidance, structure, and motivation. In addition, during the design process, industry leaders will donate their time to provide constructive criticism. LaSalle College will graciously provide the 3 LIGNES DE FUITE fellows access to the school and all their innovative equipment. Besides providing mentoring hours, Lasalle College is also supplying fabric and 500$ worth of expenses per student. Lastly, they will cover the transport cost incurred in competition entry throughout the process. This program has an estimated value of 30 000 $ per student.

The three stages below are meant to facilitate the complex process of launching a debut collection.

Design & Prototyping stage (Sept - January)
The LIGNES DE FUITE fellows will realize a 5 outfits womenswear, menswear or unisex collection for contemporary fashion-forward individuals who value directional design.

Portfolio stage (January - May)
At this stage the participants are offered a bespoke support for portfolio-submissions of applications for The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards as well as high profile international competitions for fashion students and recent graduates such as International Talent Support, Arts of Fashion Foundation, Hyères Fashion Festival, and the LVMH Graduate Prize.

Market test stage (June - August)
Lastly the designers are guided in the process of merchandising, pricing, and producing a small collection. The end result will be available for purchase at our annual fundraising event.

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