“You don’t have to look far to find the raw and intriguing talent of Canada’s very own rising fashion star, Lucian Matis. I had the pleasure of meeting the designer at the Très Chic Styling opening event back in May where Matis was the guest of honour. We got a preview into his collection as the models donned his pieces for a live fashion show, and I got a chance to be styled by him for this year’s Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA).

Lucian Matis Dress

Born and raised in the garment industry, so to speak, Lucian Matis learned how to sew at a very young age alongside his mother who worked as a tailor. Always immersed in the fine arts, Matis emigrated from Romania in 1999 and attended Ryseron University in fashion design in 2007 in his new hometown of Toronto. He is just one of those people whose work is a natural extension of who he is; he lives and breathes fashion. I mean who sells their first custom-made Minnie and Mickey sweater at age 7 and doesn’t later end up in fashion? Um, no one.”

(..) “At the opening of the Très Chic Styling second boutique in Laval, people from all over came out dressed to the nines to get a glimpse of what Lucian Matis’ eponymous line would show for the upcoming season. Glamorous and fierce, with that European flair, Matis has the ability to take a classic piece and transform it into the “it” garment for the season all while making it recognizably Matisian”

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