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MMODE GALA 2022 | Celebration of Next-Gen Fashion Creators

MMODE GALA 2022 | Celebration of Next-Gen Fashion Creators


On December 8, 2022, the much-anticipated second edition of the mmode gala – an annual ceremony celebrating the next generation representing Quebec’s fashion industry and its achievements – hosted this year by the always bubbly and stylish Kathy Marquis, took place at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) in downtown Montreal.

Génération Sidechick podcast creator and hostess Kathy Marquis | Photo Ken Phan

mmode – the Metropolitan Fashion Cluster – and key players from the fashion world awarded 11 grants worth a total of $105,000 each, along with trophies in the form of Distinction Awards, to up-and-coming Quebec fashion entrepreneurs and creators.


During this red-carpet event, executives from various major fashion brands paid tribute to the exceptional talent and creativity of the numerous finalists, such as Natalia Baquero and Guillaum Chaigne; as well as the leadership of a key builder within the industry – Elliot Lifson, vice-chairman of Peerless Clothing and member of mmode’s board of trustees.

Milliner Natalia Baquero and DJ Andrés F. Velilla

As Mathieu St-Arnaud Lavoie, executive director of mmode, was happy to tell us:

“This event aims to support and propel the rising stars of the sector. Thanks to the support of industry members and private sector partners, eleven grants were awarded this evening to creators and emerging entrepreneurs. I would like to thank them for their great generosity and their support. A special thank you also to the selection committee which analyzed all the application files, submitted by more than 90 organizations to determine the grand recipients of the Distinction Awards. My sincere congratulations to all the finalists and winners!”

The mmode Team: Sara-Jade Allard-Théberge, Jhan Boyer Gignac, Virginie Guillaume, Chloé Thibeault, Isadora Roy-Campeau, Mathieu St-Arnaud Lavoie, Louis Arsenault and Marine Savard | Photo Marcello Frontini

$105,000 in grants to emerging stars of Quebec fashion

These entrepreneurs and creators each received a grant in recognition of their excellence and their talent, as well as a Distinction Award, in the following categories:

• Diversity and Social Inclusion: Mahrzad LariWIDE THE BRAND

Mahrzad Lari (Wide the Brand) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• Female Entrepreneur: Marie-Josianne SéguinSEGSEA BEACHWEAR

Marie-Josianne Séguin (SegSea Beachwear) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• Circular Economy: Annette NguyenLE PETIT SHWAP CLUB

Alexandra Furlotte and Florence Simard Boivin (Petit Shwap Club) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• U.S Market Reach: Markantoine Lynch-BoisvertMRKNTN

Markantoine Lynch-Boisvert (MRKNTN) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• Fur and Leather: Corinne Bourget and Niki JessupATELIER HOTEL MOTEL

Corinne Bourget (Atelier Motel Hotel) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• In Growth Mode: Antoine BolducATYPIC

Antoine Bolduc (Atypic) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• In Growth Mode: Danielle Déry and Gabriel GosselinPERLIMPINPIN

Gabriel Gosselin and Danielle Déry (Perlimpinpin) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• LaSalle College Michèle Boulanger-Bussière Student Excellence: Léa Deschamps

Léa Deschamps (Notre-Dame-de-Foy Campus) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• Chair’s Choice: Ysaline Lannes1ER MAI

Ysaline Lannes (1ER MAI) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• Public’s Choice: Nicolas BilodeauNICO

Nicolas Bilodeau (NICO) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• Jury’s Choice: Alexandre Desabrais and Samuel LerouxSOLIOS WATCHES

Alexandre Desbarais and Samuel Leroux (Solios) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

• Tribute to a Great Builder: Elliot LifsonPEERLESS CLOTHING

Elliot Lifson (Peerless Clothing) | Photo Charles William Pelletier

Here is what you need to know about mmode

mmode — the Metropolitan Fashion Cluster — was created in May 2015. Its mission is to bring together and unite the various players in Quebec’s fashion industry, including its four main pillars: designers, manufacturers, wholesalers-distributors and retailers. mmode’s mandate is also to create business and innovation synergies, to act as a unique collaboration and exchange platform, and so to contribute to improving the competitiveness and growth of Quebec’s and metropolitan Montreal region’s fashion industry. In November 2016, mmode launched the hashtag #mtlstyle as the rallying cry of the Montreal fashion industry.

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Kathy Marquis | Photo Alexis Belhumeur

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