Schooled in fashion


Can anyone doubt that high fashion is a form of art? Philippe Dubuc and Marie Saint Pierre, like other local luminaries, are true ambassadors for the creativity and savoir-faire of Montréal. Twenty years ago, the École supérieure de mode (ESM) was established at UQÀM as a fashion school for the next generation of designers and stylists. To celebrate this anniversary, the ESM has moved into a new pavilion.

As the only school in Québec that offers a university-level program in fashion, the ESM numbers 500 undergraduate students and offers three fashion-related majors: design and styling; management; and marketing. Internationally recognized for the skill of its teachers and graduates, the ESM contributes to the growth and reputation of Québec artists by training competent professionals who are equipped to tackle a market that never stands still.

The new pavilion has large windows opening onto Ste-Catherine Street—perfect for exhibiting the creations of staff, graduates and students from the school and for making our local talents known to a local audience…before they hit the world stage!