Autrefois Saïgon by Hoang Nguyen
Quebec’s designer with vietnamese origins Hoang Nguyen was born in Saigon and moved to Quebec in 1981. Her parents were textile producers in Saigon, so fabrics and clothing have been her passion for a long time.
She studied fashion design at Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy and won many provincial and regional contests. 23 years ago, Hoang decided to open her store in Quebec called Autrefois Saïgon, so she could present her own personal vision of fashion and meet the women she dresses.
Autrefois Saïgon’s branding image really reflects the designer’s personality and vision. Her collections “don’t follow the trends” but they are constantly reinventing the way to dress season after season.
The new spring-summer 2015 collection by Hoang Nguyen presents light clothing embellished with oriental floral patterns and see-through fabrics.
Chato Mode by Lesya Masyuk
Lesya Masyuk arrived in Canada in 2004 after a long planned immigration. She spent her youth drawing and making clothes to improve her everyday life and when she arrived in Quebec City, she saw an opportunity to start her own business using recycled and luxurious fur. She creates visionary yet elegant clothing and accessories and finds her inspiration in the fertile ground of tradition and in the prosperous years of fur coats production. Lesya is a CPA and a CMA, so counting on her professional skills, she decided to start her business CHATO MODE two years ago. The name refers to the Château Frontenac, which inspires so many admirers with its elegance. It also reflects perfectly the business image that doesn’t aim for luxury but for the unique and exclusive pieces that are hand-made in the CHATO MODE fashion design studio. The clothes and accessories are sold to the local customers through the CHATO MODE boutique in Levis and to the worldwide customers through their website. Lesya has the pleasure of living to live her dream and dedicates herself to her work to greatly satisfy her clients.
The Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy fashion school is a major player in the clothing industry. Each spring for more than thirty years, the school promotes the know-how of its students and audacious designers. The EM-15 is a fashion event and the end-of-studies project of 22 graduates, which has been associated to the Festival Québec Mode for the past 3 years. The fashion design program focuses on a quality training that fits the future employer needs. The students are well-known for the quality of their skills. Drawing and pattern training on different programs known all around the world, big classrooms equipped with specialised machinery, trips to New-York for some classes (starting January 2016), school/business project, possible internship abroad (France, England, Italy, United States) and internship in Quebec’s best business; everything is in place to give a quality training to the graduates and make them the best employees to create tomorrow’s fashion.
Cœur de Loup by Nathalie Jourdain
Cœur de Loup is a colorful and playful fashion line created by the designer Nathalie Jourdain. The business came to life in 2010. For Nathalie, fashion must be fun and made for all figures. That’s why Coeur de Loup offers ready-to-wear but also custom-made clothes, not only in its fashion studio but also on its website, coeurdeloup.ca. The fashion line is entirely created, cut and sewed in the fashion studio on Oblats street in Québec. Each fabric and pattern is carefully chosen by the designer. Coeur de Loup clothing is affordable, feminine and comfortable.
Collection Chiff by Judith Jean
This young designer from Québec has been passionate about art and fashion since her childhood. In high school, she had to decide her future career so she chose to study fashion design at Campus Notre-Dame-De-Foy. After working a few years in the fashion industry and thinking about her future, Judith Jean elaborated her project. Her willpower to create her own clothing was getting stronger. She took a class on business start-up and created her fashion line Collection Chiff in 2012. The designer finds her inspiration all around her: in art, nature, architecture, international designers and high fashion, to create clothing that is feminine, modern and pleasant to wear. She is an all-rounder and loves to use hand-crafted techniques such as embroidery, crochet-work, knitting, felting, silk-screen and many more.
Collection Fashion Jesus by Gabriel Dupuis-Bourassa
Founded in 2014 in Quebec City, Canada, Fashion Jesus is a clothing brand strongly inspired by religion and music. Its provocative allure exudes self-confidence, determination, but moreover, authenticity and classicism. With its products that can be arranged to any style without ever being unnoticed, the brand brings a bold and unique signature to today’s fashion.
The designer, Gabriel Dupuis-Bourassa, was born on October 28, 1982 in Quebec City, Canada. Gabriel has been quickly attracted to the worlds of fashion and music, flying constantly between these universes since his teenage years. Inspired by the hip-hop culture but also by all “fashion” trends, he created his own clothing identity named: Fashion Jesus.
In the last ten years, Flirt has become the lingerie reference in Quebec. With two retail outlets, one located on 525, St-Joseph and another at Place de la cite, Flirt offers a unique shopping experience. The advisers are trained to fit women with all body types. We offer comfortable underwear, in sporty or charming styles and in the sizes from 30 to 46 and from A to JJ. We carry some of the most beautiful brands such as: PrimaDonna, Marie-Jo, Simone Pérèle, Aubade and many more. We will find you the perfect swimsuit with the internationally known brand from Quebec, Shan. Your bikini will be perfect on you because we will find the size that suits you best. Born from a mother-daughter association, Josée and Veronik’s team dedicates itself year after year to offer you the best lingerie.
Collection Frank Lyman
Frank Lyman started in the fashion industry at the age of 18, as a salesperson. His venture started throughout the province of Quebec.
The moment he met his first customer, Frank Lyman knew he had a passion for fashion and especially design.
Frank Lyman Design has been a success story in itself but more importantly has become a well-known international brand.
LET’S BE PERFECTLY FRANK … STYLE IS EVERYTHING!
The woman wearing my designs is sure of herself, a little bit rebel and wants to be unique. She is charming and audacious. To accentuate her femininity, she wears dresses and whether she wears a tunic and leggings, she’ll always be seductive and exciting.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my customers for their continued loyalty.
I am proud to say that all my collections are 98% manufactured in Quebec.
Jupon Pressé is a fashion store for women located on 790 St-Jean Street in Québec. It is the place to go to see pretty things, a store where it smells like retro and dresses fall from the sky. Go fill up your wardrobe with frills, pastel colors, flower patterns and lace with clothing from Quebec designers as well as international brands. Since 2010, the owners Josiane Turmel-Poulin et Sylvie Cliche are happy to look for clothing, jewels and accessories that are tinged with sweet nostalgia to please their customer’s taste.
Here are a few brands that we carry:
From Quebec: Ève Gravel, Valérie Dumaine, Betina Lou, Noémiah, Birds of North America, Coeur de Loup, Jennifer Glasgow and many more.
International: Yumi, BB Dakota, Wildfox, Darling and many more.
Jupon Pressé will celebrate its fifth anniversary in spring and for the occasion, we will have our own online boutique and a fashion show with the Festival Québec Mode. Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter!
Karkass by Caroline Castonguay
Karkass is a ready-to-wear brand for women entirely designed and produced in Quebec. The company was created by Caroline Castonguay in 1998 after she finished studying fashion design at College LaSalle.
The designer’s collections, which stand out by their cut and flexible fabrics, are immediately noticed by Nicole Babin, the owner of Exil boutique in Quebec. For many years, Karkass clothing was sold exclusively in this boutique that offers prominent place for Quebec’s designers.
Strong from its background and experience acquired in this collaboration with this buyer who eventually became a friend, Karkass decides to jump into a bigger distribution network in 2008, with a representative who distributes the line all around the province of Quebec. Currently in more than fifty retail outlets, Karkass wants to expand its activities to the coastal provinces and to western Canada in the next years.
The fashion studio, located in Quebec, now has more than ten employees who share the same values of respect, determination and mutual help. They work all together to stay aware of the new trends while adjusting to the market realities.
Our creative team is proud to offer you clothing that is entirely made in Quebec, from the pattern to the finished piece, guaranteeing a quality product and a personalized service.
Find Karkass collection in our retail outlets, online at www.karkass.ca and in our store on 715, Saint-Bernard Street, Quebec (418-683-5984).
A brand made in Quebec, a style that combines comfort and elegance.
Katherine Tessier, fashion designer
Katherine Tessier is a yound student in fashion design at Campus Notre-Dame-De-Foy. She released her first ready-to-wear collection for women on October 2nd 2014. The young designer received the Grand Prix de la Relève Designer de Mode 2014. Katherine also participated in many fashion events such as La Boîte à Linge, a short-lived boutique, in November 2014. Her collection was presented on January 24 2015 at the Hotel PUR. Her clothing is sold at the Lux par Max Lance hairdressing salon in the St-Roch district. Katherine will have the chance to do an internship in New York during summer 2015. The young designer will also launch her second collection in autumn 2015.
In the fashion industry since 1867, Laliberté has always known how to stand out by evolving year after year and that’s what makes it a renowned establishment. Being the only store that survived on Saint-Joseph Street in Quebec, the house J.-B. Laliberté presently knows a big success. Since three generations, the Morisset family is now proud to say that their establishment is more than a hundred-year old in Quebec. Today, Laliberté is known for its big variety of hats and fur coats, without forgetting its women and men fashion department, accessories and fine lingerie. We can find many brands like Frank Lyman, Tricotto, Mode de Vie, Loïs, Smash, Miss Versa and many more.
Myco Anna by Christiane Garant
Created in Quebec in 1995 and a pioneer in ecological and ethical fashion, Myco Anna became an internationally renowned brand.
Over the years, Myco Anna has won many prizes, dressed several artists, created costumes for theater performances and uniforms for a number of companies, had worldwide press coverage and conquered thousands of women. Myco Anna’s creations are known for their originality, comfort, flawless and flattering cut as well as their quality. Entirely made in Quebec, the collections are available in its two eponymous stores and also in a hundreds of retail outlets across Canada.
Discover this brand that doesn’t stop to impress by its creativity and its boldness, even after 20 years.
Point d’Exclamation by Diane Simone Bergeron
After being through all the retail experiences possible, Diane Simon Bergeron, passionate about arts, has been managing Point d’Exclamation boutique for 11 years. The boutique offers numerous local artists creations such as SLAK, Caméléon, Pinkmuchacha, and also has a store in Baie Saint-Paul, for a customer base that wants to support the local market. Point d’Exclamation has been the first retail outlet for many Quebec designers. As soon as they enter the store, the clients are won over by the eclectic “hipster-vintage-shabby-trendy” atmosphere, mixed with treasures and second-hand goods that travelled through Quebec history. We can also find jewels that are hand-made by Diane, some of them with an “edgy-chic” style under the name of Muse by Simone and other fashion jewelry called Euphory Design.
Roba & Casso
Roba & Casso and Murmure, a family business
Owners: Catherine Rouleau – Pierrette Dion – Pierre Rouleau
43 years ago, the first Murmure boutique was opening in Charlesbourg under the name of Boutique des étudiants. It instantly stood out with its attention for customer service and it could count on word of mouth to win the loyalty of its client. Its main mission? Create outstanding looks that fit your personality. Roba & Casso is constantly looking for new designers, new trends and an attention to detail which will make you stand out. The brand now owns a Murmure store on Cartier Street, the original one in Charlesbourg and another one on chemin Sainte-Foy. For the past 12 years, the store Roba & Casso located on Saint-Jean Street has cut one’s way through the heart of tourists and people from Quebec, who can’t resist the charming European pieces and now, the decoration department. You will find the perfect gift that will stand out by its originality or the piece that will bring the perfect touch to your interior decoration.
The stores Signatures Québécoises located in Quebec (Saint-Roch Church), in Saint-Hyacinthe (Galeries Saint-Hyacinthe) and in Montreal (Marché Bonsecours) carry more than fifty fashion designers from Quebec.
Ready-to-wear for women and men, accessories, jewels, coats, there is something for everyone!
The designers who sell their creations at Signatures Québécoises are: Myco Anna, Nadya Toto, Melow Design, Cherry Bobin, Collection Arianne, Josée Pelletier, Sylvie Germain, Second Clothing, Sonia Plourde and many more…
In three years, the Signatures Québécoises stores have become an overlooked fashion destination in the Saint-Roch district; both as a fashion store and as a place to meet people (happy hour, pop up shop etc.), Signatures Québécoises is a real showcase for Quebec’s fashion.
Either with their lover, their friends or alone, the visitors will live a unique shopping experience.