Public figures support local designers

MONTREAL, Oct. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Fashion Week will soon be upon us, and several public figures will be supporting local fashion designers for the occasion. Mrs. Catherine Sévigny, member of the Montréal Executive Committee responsible for culture, is pleased to announce that public personalities from all backgrounds will be answering the Montréal Fashion Bureau's call to promote the Montréal fashion industry by showing off clothes made by local designers.

On October 13, more than a dozen well-know TV and radio personalities will emphasize style diversity, as well as focus on the vitality and creative talent of Montréal designers. The "Red Carpet" event, to be held in the late afternoon, will be the highlight of this media event. "The cooperation received from everyone was just great. The designers and media personalities were thrilled to take part in the extravaganza. This event is an exceptional showcase for local fashion designers, and I hope that it will help to establish new partnerships," said Catherine Sévigny.

Montréal is recognized as a centre of creativity and as one of three production centres in North America, along with Los Angeles and New York. Our city is home to several high-profile training centres for fashion designers and one of the few Canadian cities to offer university-level courses in the field of fashion design. The Montréal fashion industry is a strong economic lever, representing more than $1 billion, or 70% of Québec's garment industry gross domestic product. Also, the Island of Montréal accounts for 75% of all fashion industry jobs in Québec.

About the Montréal Fashion Bureau

The Montréal Fashion Bureau was created in March 2009 with the mission to promote Montréal as a fashion centre both on the local and international scenes. By supporting major fashion events in Montréal and working in association with key players of the industry, the Bureau uses the energy of local fashion to position Montréal as a breeding ground for creativity.

    
    Red Carpet event "En mode Montréal"

    When: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 4 p.m.
    Where: Version (295, rue Saint-Paul Est, Montréal)
    

SOURCE Communiqués Montréal

For further information: For further information: Sophie Merven, Relations aux médias, (514) 395-0375, poste 239, Cellulaire: (514) 266-7963; Source: Bernard Larin, Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, (514) 872-9998


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