Fashion & Design Festival

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The Fashion & Design Festival celebrates creativity and culture through a major outdoor event in the heart of downtown Montreal. This one-of-a-kind occasion provides an inside look at the world of fashion and design through a diversified program of activities.

Every year, many well-known Canadian designers, retailers, up-and-coming creators and international fashion icons will share their art and vision with the public. The activities include fashion shows, live creative sessions, design showcasing and musical performances. The Fashion & Design Festival’s presence will also be felt around the city with novel exhibits, original installations and unique experiences open to all.

With 50 shows, as much as 300 participants and 550,000 visitors expected, the Fashion & Design Festival is a leading platform for fashion, design, music, beauty and shopping trends.

Groupe Sensation Mode

Groupe Sensation Mode

Groupe Sensation Mode has established itself as a creative laboratory where large-scale fashion events are conceived, produced and presented.

Well-known for its successful productions such as the Fashion & Design Festival and Montreal Fashion Week, Groupe Sensation Mode brings together emerging artists, established designers, retailers and personalities from the fashion, art and design industries. The Group has developed several innovative concepts, such as Fashion Theatre on stages in Berlin, Tokyo, New York and London, as well as the Fashion & Opera Runway Show in Los Angeles and now URBANI_T, an open air playground in Toronto.

Since its inception in 2000, Groupe Sensation Mode has provided a showcase for design creativity and talent, increased the array of events offered and set up impressive partnerships in the fashion capitals of Paris, Berlin and Tokyo. Groupe Sensation Mode is considered a fashion and design leader in North America.

board of directors

Chairman of the Board and Treasurer

Jean Pierre Desrosiers

FCPA, FCA, Strategic Advisor PSB Boisjoli

Vice-President

Marie-Pierre David

PhD Candidate in communication (UQAM), Lecturer in Communication at the University of Ottawa and fashion model

Secretary

Chantal Durivage

EVP, Creative Affairs, Groupe Sensation Mode

Administrator

Jean-François Daviau

President, Groupe Sensation Mode

Administrator

Franco Rocchi

Principal Vice-President, Le Château de Montréal

Administrator

Madeleine Champagne

Vice-President and lobbyist, AGV Communications

Administrator

Sébastien Vézina

Associate, Lavery Avocats

Administrator

Selena Lu

Lawyer, Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon

Administrator

Andrée Losier

Business Lead, Cossette

Administrator

Alain Drouin

Managing Director, KPMG

ADVISORY BOARD

CHAIR

Raymond Bachand

Strategic Advisor, Norton Rose Fulbright

FOUNDER

Jean-François Daviau

President, Groupe Sensation Mode

FOUNDER

Chantal Durivage

EVP, Creative Affairs, Groupe Sensation Mode

MEMBER

Sébastien Barangé

Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs, CGI

MEMBER

Nathalie Bondil

Director General and Chief Curator, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

MEMBER

Nathalie Deshaies

Vice-President, Strategic Development and Brand Experience, Groupe Sensation Mode

MEMBER

Jean Pierre Desrosiers

Strategic Advisor, PSB Boisjoli

MEMBER

Sophie Ducharme

Managing Director, Professional Liability Insurance Fund, Chambre des notaires du Québec

MEMBER

Pierre Fortin

Executive Director, Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

MEMBER

Manuela Goya

Secretary General, Montréal, Cultural Metropolis

MEMBER

Ying Gao

Fashion designer and professor at École supérieure de mode

MEMBER

Céline Huot

Vice-President, Strategy and Public Affairs, The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

MEMBER

Yves Lalumière

President and CEO, Tourisme Montréal

MEMBER

André Lavallée

Strategic advisor

MEMBER

Johanne Marcotte

Vice-President, Operations, Retail, Ivanhoé Cambridge

MEMBER

André Poulin

Executive Director, Destination Centre-Ville

MEMBER

Suzanne Sauvage

President and Chief Executive Officer, McCord Museum

MEMBER

Cathy Wong

President, Conseil des Montréalaises

MEMBER

Debbie Zakaib

Executive Director, mmode, La Grappe métropolitaine de la mode

ELITE MOVEMENT 2018

MEMBER

Suzanne Blanchet

Strategic Advisor, S.B.L. Inc

MEMBER

Maxime Dubois

Co-CEO, Altitude Sports

MEMBER

Francois Forget

Executive Vice President, SID LEE

MEMBER

Roseline Guevremont

Real Estate Broker, Royal Lepage Tendance

MEMBER

Nathon Kong

Founder and Designer, Nathon Kong

MEMBER

Caroline Lacroix

VP Marketing and Communications, Cominar

MEMBER

Jacques Marchand

Director, Lasalle College

MEMBER

Isabelle Maréchal

President, iProd Média Inc / Radio Host, Cogeco Diffusion 98,5FM

MEMBER

Ugo Vachon

Founder, Skedio / Partner, Kartell Montreal