Six questions for Denis Gagnon

Six questions for Denis Gagnon

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?

Luxury and real estate 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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