Spotlight on Québec fashion in Atlanta
Some 20 Québec ready-to-wear companies took part a colourful fashion show during the eagerly awaited “MontréaL CollectionS” event, held in Atlanta on October 11 during the AmericasMart apparel market. MontréaL CollectionS is an annual showcase launched in partnership with the Québec government office in Atlanta.
About 250 representatives and buyers from specialized boutiques and chain stores in the southern United States attended the fashion show, which highlighted the participants’ spring 2013 collections.
Montréal designer Frank Lyman was the star of this year’s event. He presented over 30 creations from his spring 2013 collection. His clothing is distributed around the world, in places as far ranging as the United States, Mexico, Western Europe, Russia and Dubai. His collections are designed and made in Montréal.
The following creators took part in MontréaL CollectionS in Atlanta:
- J (ASM Fashion)
- Joanel Handbags
- Katherine Barclay
- Lana Lee
- Libra (ASM Fashion)
- Lisette L.
- Rebel (UR Rebel)
- Samuel 2
- Samuel Dong
- Simon Chang
- Simon Chang Dresses (Michael Phillips)
- Solo Moda
- Zoé (Michael Phillips)
- Alison Sheri
- Conrad C
- Dolcezza (Michael Phillips)
- Elena Wang
A Québec government initiative
The Québec government laid the groundwork 12 years ago for MontréaL CollectionS, an initiative aimed at promoting Montréal fashion houses’ creativity and North American impact.
One of the main purposes of the event is to give retail buyers and representatives a chance to enter into contact with Québec manufacturers of apparel for women, men and children.
Québec is the hub of the Canadian fashion industry, with an estimated $760 million in exports. The Québec industry boast some 1,500 companies, which employ about 38,000 people.
Québec government office in Atlanta