Come as you are

Clean, modern, fresh: minimalism is at its best. Grunge aesthetic and modern line bring out an understated elegance reminiscent of the 90s. Featuring five new faces we have casted for this issue.

Back to Black

Dressed in black leather with a laid back attitude. The allure of the bad boy is epitomized in dark, slick and modern silhouettes.

Designer New Wave// Valerie Dumaine

A graduate of Montreal’s LaSalle College in 1997, Valérie Dumaine started her career as an illustrator, pattern maker, and designer for various companies in Montreal. After a stint in England alongside designer Gail McConaghie, she made her way to Berlin to soak up the underground spirit of the renowned German city...

Designer New Wave// Anastasia Lomonova

Born in Odessa, Ukraine, the dark haired-beauty studied at Toronto’s Ryerson University. After some time spent in the ateliers of Montreal designers Valérie Dumaine and Nadya Toto, she dove head-first into the waters of independence, standing alone at the helm of her own Montreal-based label since 2006...

Designer New Wave// Thomas Tait

“The next big thing in fashion,” the British media repeats again and again. At age 24, Montréal-designer Thomas Tait has become the it-thing of the day with his beautiful collections that are destined to someday equal the classics...

Designer New Wave// UNTTLD

José Manuel and Simon Bélanger launched their womenswear line in January 2011. The two followed fairly disparate trajectories leading to this mutual end: José studied fashion design at Montreal’s Lasalle College, as well as at the prestigious Domus Academy in Milan, while Simon is a recent graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts at another Montreal institution, Concordia University.

Designer New Wave// DUY

A graduate of Montreal’s Lasalle College in 2000, Duy is one of the rising stars of Quebec’s fashion industry. After detouring to London and Paris, and working with large commercial brands, he took the next logical step forward, and began his own line.