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Six questions for Denis Gagnon

The designer who was first noticed for his unique leatherwork now sells his creations across the country and abroad. Holt Renfrew, the chain of high-end department stores, has showcased his collections for several seasons now. A brief meeting with designer Denis Gagnon.

1. How would you describe your style?

Classic, timeless and edgy.

2. What are your sources of inspiration?

I draw inspiration first and foremost from materials. Volume and highly novel touches come later. I like to surprise people.

3. What will your next collection look like?

It will be a continuation of the collection before the most recent one.

4. How would you describe the Denis Gagnon woman?

The Denis Gagnon woman is a strong, independent woman who is comfortable with who she is. She’s also a woman who can feel sexy without revealing too much.

5. You have already been the subject of a movie and of an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Could you disclose a few of your upcoming projects?

I plan to design costumes for a play and collaborate with a department store.

6. You, Andy Thê-Anh, Marie Saint-Pierre, Philippe Dubuc…What is your perspective on Quebec fashion?

Can it be exported? Quebec designs could be exported if funding for creators was part of the equation.



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