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LIGNES DE FUITE  IS A TALENT INCUBATOR supporting and showcasing Montreal's best fashion students and recent graduates. 

It offers a FREE one-year-long mentoring program for college graduates composed of three distinct stages each culminating in a fundraising event.  In the first phase, the participants develop their aesthetic viewpoint and design their collection. At the end of this ideation process, they exhibit their research and receive feedback from industry experts. In the 2nd STAGE, the designers prototype a small womenswear, menswear or unisex collection for contemporary fashion-forward individuals who value directional design. The collections are presented in the form of an editorial  fashion presentation to a select group of trend setters as well as industry and cultural leaders who seek to be associated with the crowd that turns the needle on what’s cool in this city. In the last phase, the participants are offered a bespoke support for porfolio-submissions of applications for The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards as well as some high profile international competitions for fashion students and recent graduates such as  International Talent Support, ARTS OF FASHION FOUNDATION,  Hyères Fashion Festival and  LVMH Graduate Prize.  

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The backbone of the program are weekly mentoring sessions led by Milan Tanedjikov, He provides the participants guidance, structure and motivation throughout the entire process of designing, prototyping and presenting the collection.  The initialtive  is also supported by a  network of exceptional individuals and organizations who engage strongly with cultural and social issues and who see independent fashion as something more than a “rag trade”. 

 

AMONG THEM : Annie Horth, Éloi Beauchamp, Océane Stanislas, Nicola Pelly, Thierry-Maxime Loriot, Cary Tauben, George Fok, Samir Ayachi , Christian Poulot, Sterling Downey, Kaven Tremblay, Annie Robert, Eva Friede and the list is growing.  This community of mentors, experts and creative partners shares a common goal of helping young designers succeed. Their support comes in the form of strategically integrated critiques as well as sponsorship.

 

Partnering with LIGNES DE FUITE presents an excellent opportunity for amazing organisations such as the PHI CENTER to create a highly impactfull alignment with creativity and innovation. It also provides access to a valuable demographic of forward-thinking cultural innovators and early adaptors.  There are unlimited opportunities for involvement, and we will work with you to customize a package to meet your specific needs and goals. 

FINALLY, AN ANNUAL PRINT PUBLICATION ARCHIVING THE WORK OF MONTREAL'S MOST TALENTED FASHION STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES  IS CREATED AND DISTRIBUTED TO LIBRARIES AND CULTURAL CENTERS AROUND THE WORLD.

Beside disseminating the young designers work,  the goal of the PUBLICATION   is to also provide apprenticeship opportunity for emerging editors, photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists, art directors and all kinds of other visual artists to further develop their creative skills, gain industry insights, make new connections and explore ideas that matter to them.   

 

OCCASIONALLY , LIGNES DE FUITE ALSO CO-PRODUCES TALKS, WORKSHOPS, PARTIES, EXHIBITS,
LIVE-PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATION LAUNCHES, POP UPS AND  OTHER ENGAGING
EVENTS FOCUSED ON EMERGING ISSUES AT THE INTERSECTION OF

art, craft and fashion 

The program  is free and strictly limited to recent fashion design graduate students  with a proven
track record of delivering excellent results.


for more information email us here 

 

Featured graphics : Kaven Tremblay and Charlotte Denuex 

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