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Press Kit | no. 844-05
The Fashion & Design Festival announced today the designers that have been selected to present their 2015 spring-summer collection during the Fashion & Design Festival's "Collections" segment. These designers are the editorial choice of Garance Doré, a leading international fashion influencer and this year's FDF Collections Commissioner.
The designers are:
The selected designers will present their work free of charge as part of FDF Collections, taking place August 18-19, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. The event will take the form of a grand collective runway show. As Commissioner for FDF Collections, Garance Doré will meet the designers to share her observations and discuss the challenges surrounding the penetration of international markets.
“For me, what is important is a unique design and a desire to communicate – which, today, is a key quality for a fashion designer," said Garance Doré. "These qualities were important in how I made my selections!”
FDF Collections is part of the Fashion & Design Festival’s objective to make fashion more accessible to consumers and media in a festive atmosphere. With the concept for this segment being intimate, the audience will include media representatives and a select group of consumers, who are avid fashion and design enthusiasts.
About the Fashion & Design Festival
The Fashion & Design Festival (FDF) is a grand annual celebration of creativity in downtown Montréal. This unique event offers a diverse program, including fashion shows, multidisciplinary shows, live art installations, musical performances and real-time design. Over four days and four nights, close to 50 shows will be presented, featuring renowned Canadian designers and leading names in international fashion. Makeup artists, hairdressers, stylists, models and musicians will all contribute to the FDF's ambience. An authentic platform of fashion, design, music and shopping trends, this event was created and is produced by Groupe Sensation Mode, the biggest of its kind in North America.
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About Groupe Sensation Mode
For 15 years, Groupe Sensation Mode (GSM) has produced and designed leading fashion events in Quebec, Canada and abroad. Renowned for its production of some of the biggest fashion events that Canada has to offer, like the Fashion & Design Festival, GSM has also created unique concepts such as Fashion Theatre (on the stages of Berlin, Tokyo, New York and London) and the Fashion & Opera Runway Show in Los Angeles. These innovative events have served as an international showcase for designer creativity and talent. GSM is also a member of the Major International Events Network (MIEN).
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