16 May Signature 2017 Runway Show by LaSalle College
The Signature show, put together by the graduates from LaSalle College’s International School of Fashion, Arts and Design is one of Canada’s leading fashion events, reuniting more than 4000 spectators yearly. The 2017 edition of Signature, which took place on May 7 at Montreal Olympic Park, was once again a spectacular display of talent and creativity, showcasing the work of over 100 Fashion Design graduates. The creations walking down the runway explored principles of sustainable design and reflected on ideas such as the deterioration of our planet or solutions for the future, all inspired by Montreal’s 375th, the 5oth anniversary of Expo 67 and Canada’s 150th.
The show was structured under 15 themes, showcasing the wide range of creative visions of the recent graduates, which we invite you to see below.
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Inspired by Montreal and its street art.
Graduates: Laurianne André, Rachelle Côté-Ouellet, Marianne Demchuk, Emmy-Lou Doroschuk, Charlotte Drolet, Madison Lavigne, Lio Taniyama
HIGH WASTE SOCIETY :
“Fashion is the second biggest environmentally polluting industry in the world after the oil-industry. If you’re not outraged you’re not paying attention”
Graduates: Jessy Dubeault-Colucci, Rita Nisrine Lyoubi, Simon Martinet Desbiens, Sonia Yanes, Anya Yuck
“Boys and girls are getting the message that girls are less important. Our motto is: If I can see it, I can be it”
Graduates: Darline Damour, Finko Kelly Diakite, Lunie Louis-Privat, Daphné Nelson, Mawussia Opont, Francine Rémillard
“Stressed Depressed, Well Dressed – Redefining richness and happiness is a priority.”
Graduates: Miriam Brassard, Fatoumata Binta Diallo, Mariya Dmytrenko, Diana Elizabeth Herquinio Cruz, Lu Li, Jasmine Low, Su Xue Luo, Marjan Rahmanian
ORDER PROJECT :
“Deadstock – 30% of clothes produced will never be sold, small or big brand names alike. An extra 15% of fabrics will be left unused in the factories. Hoping to raise awareness, 100 students in fashion design took on the challenge of giving a second life to a batch of unsold classic shirts for men. Beauty, ingenuity and humour.”
All the designers in collaboration with the journalist and blogger Lolitta Dandoy.
ANALOG LEGACY :
“Slow Fashion Noble Matter”
Graduates: Antoine Dufresne-Fortin, Juan-Carlos Suarez-Casavant, Céline Larbaletrier, Jahir Antonio Pedroza Alcantar, Yu Shang
“Increasing globalization will continue to accelerate the migration of people, companies and things. Here is an interpretation…It will continue to create new types of travellers: expats, urban nomads, digital travellers, backpackers…”
Graduates: Aïssatou Barry, Xiaowan Li, Yan Heng, Suo Mei, Selly Niang, Anna Zheng
Inspired by Frida Kahlo. Her credo? “Viva la vida”
Graduates: Naela Agbessi, Chao Chen, Natalia Gerard Bernal, Asna Saleem Khan, Radinka Ranieri, Mengting Wang, Kexin Ye
Diana Paola Matiz Echeverry, Maroua Sahli, Marie Charlotte Vermue, Juliana Jessica Russo
COSTUME: DIOR, FREAK SHOW, WHITE OUT
Graduates: Amaranta Barbosa, Danielle Cudney, Linai Jin, Gabriele Lalonde, Charlotte Trudel, Julie-Anne Verkempinck, Marie-Chloé Beaine, Lucille Colin, Catherine Couturier, Aurélie D.Séguin, Joannie Daviau, Shelly Groleau, Marie-Ève Huot, Evany Lafortune-Joyal, Zoé Leroux-Blain, Bérénice Tutin, Synthia Vignola, Noura Zakaria
“In a stresswear-obsessed culture, puffed sleeves, prairie floral details feel downright subversive.”
Graduates: Fanny Capuano-Picard, Léa Fortin, Julia Grenon, Joannie Pelletier
HAUTE BOHÈME :
“Boho tie dye, intricate designs, and ’70 denim create a rock-royalty look.”
Graduates: Xi Ni Chen, Yesim Guven, Francesca Nault, Iman Alexandra Serrhini, Christian Tsafack Mofor, Fang Liang Yuan
“Awkward but Wearable…Risqué yet Classy, Youthful.”
Graduates: Noah Chimich, Andrea Fatima, Escudero Lopez, Seyeon Hwang, Wan-Yu Liu, Jessica Lopez, Thanhtrung Nguyen, Jean Olivier Ragil, Matthew Shelest, Solongo Tumenjargal
Graduates: Maureen Rachel Almkias, Annmarie Clarke, Anne-Marie Gergian, Thuy Anh Le, Qianwen Li, Qingyu Liao, Teia Lindfors
SECOND SKIN :
Graduates: Morgane Istria, Camille Lamontagne, Corentin Lepoutre, Antonia Marin, Ana-Sabrina Mendoza-Martinez, Vita Ivanivna Nikitenko, Jennika Richard, Priscila Riopel-St-Pierre
Congratulations to all of the new graduates! We are looking forward to see their progress within the fashion industry.
Text: Tora Chirila