Made in MTL style
The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards were created to encourage Canadian talent in arts and fashion. In the second annual gala, which was held in Toronto in January, several designers from Montréal were honoured with awards.
Based in London but originally from Montréal, Erdem Moralioglu was selected as International Canadian Designer of the Year. And in 2015, his fashion label Erdem won a fourth straight British Fashion Award for its prêt-à-porter collection for women. This great success on the world stage has also drawn attention to other Canadian fashion designers.
Another Montréal native, Marie Saint Pierre, received an Outstanding Achievement award for her 25 years as a leading pioneer in fashion industry. Philippe Dubuc, also a pioneer, was honoured as Menswear Designer of the Year. This leading figure in the Québec fashion world celebrated 20 years of professional creativity in 2015. Dubuc has stated that the identity of a city is shaped by the development of its artists. If that is true, we can safely say that Montréal is growing in style!