DEC | Fashion design
It is a 3 year program meant to form designers for the industry. I achieved a deeper understanding of clothing by creating designs on the same 3D software used by the industry and mastering new technologies (CAD, pattern development and illustrations).
Garment production management | Module
This 1 year module was offered to students who completed the fashion design program. During this formation, we studied the machinery used in production, some fashion management software, quality control methods, internationnal importation and exportations regulations, etc.
Summer School 2018 | Women and clothing technologies
The overall objective is to instill a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among women, especially in science and technology. The clothing industry, which is very traditional, is predominantly female, unlike the technological circles. Thus, the discipline of garment technologies represents an opportunity to be seized for women who wish to make a career in an environment combining technology and creativity.
My first internship was with Les Artisans d'Azure, a small company creating medieval costumes and accessories. I learn more classic leather working skills, and fell in love with how fun this material was to transform.
My second internship was at Kanuk, a rather big company that produced localy, so I had the chance to see for myself the various jobs that exist to make a production work. Woking alonside such passionnate people was a precious experience.
My projects and Accomplishments
2019 Fashion Show
These were my creations, presented at the final défilé of my fashion studies.
This project was to try the embroidery on a real product I designed.
"2019 Fashion Academy" Contest
This project came with a lot of technical sketches, mood boards and documentations. I earned second place.
The objective of this contest was to design new uniforms for Ottawa bus drivers. I went for something more simple, because I knew this design would have to be produced at a low cost. The best bet is to go for designs I know the industial machines could do.
At the end of my internship, I made a satchel to put in application what I learned. Leather embossing is still a manual and time consuming art, that's why it's so uncommon.
End of studies project
This sketch was my final project, the other student and I had to start on the main theme "environment".
School Crossing Guard Vest
This adorable vest I designed was for a primary school close to where I live. This school was luck to have such a passionnate headmistress, and I ended up teaching fashion there in my spare time.