Yesterday evening the 27th benefit evening of the Fondation de la Mode de Montreal took place at the Montreal Olympic Park.
Annually the foundation awards bursaries to promising students so that they can pursue their education here and abroad and gain a foothold in the highly competitive industry of fashion design. Ten important study bursaries totaling 107,000 $ in graduate scholarships and training courses were awarded yesterday to the most deserving students who will have the chance to continue their journey of creative learning here in Montreal as well as abroad in New York, Los Angeles, London and Geneva.
With Guillaume Delisle and Chanele Casaubon the 5000$ and 18,000$ bursary winners of the 27th benefit evening of the Fondation de la mode de Montreal "helping tomorrow's stars take their place.
The glamorous evening was enhanced by a dinner, a jazzy musical performance, a lavish SIGNATURE fashion show presented by the students of Lasalle College and the presence of the highly esteemed guest of honor, Mr. Frank Lyman.
One of the highlights of the evening was the SIGNATURE 2016 fashion parade organized by College LaSalle that presented over 15 themes revealing more than 300 outfits and 70 male and female models.
PROJECT CREATIVITY: closing theme based on the philosophy of the parachute design, keeping in mind the realities of the challenges of today. Inspired by Japanese culture as well as the 1980s with woman liberty and androgyny.
This year’s theme was a tribute to Craft Fashion: Art is no longer the enemy of the industry; both sectors have become inseparable. Thus everything is done to innovate,enhance techniques, marry tradition and creation.
Signature 2016 is one of the most important fashion shows in Canada that over the past 25 years, has been welcoming around 4000 spectators annually. This year, the featured guest designer was Mr Frank Lyman
The show allows LaSalle College Fashion Design graduates from several countries to present their creations to the public and to industry professionals.
As we celebrate the next generation of designers, it is important to keep in mind that “Your success is our success” The motto of the Montreal Foundation de la Mode de Montreal is ‘’To help tomorrow’s stars take their place ’’.
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***Thanks to Monica Wong for the photos of the event.