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Faculty of Communication & Design

Angela DeMontigny

Title:

Native Canadian Designer

Biography:

Angela DeMontigny is an internationally-renowned, native Canadian designer is a distinguished visiting professor at FCAD'S School of Fasion. 

DeMontigny's original collections showcase the most elegant examples of her native heritage (Cree/Metis) made in luscious leather and suede with exciting finishes like unique metallics and details such as fringe, cutwork and hand beading. Her leather and shearling coats, skirts, evening dresses and casual pieces, unique jewelry and all leather IT bags are not only luxurious but functional and timeless. She also custom designs bridal and engagement/wedding rings along with her edgy leathers for men.

The last 5 years have been busy ones for DeMontigny which saw her establish Young Native Fashion Inc. (the parent company behind the DeMontigny brand), the opening of her flagship boutique & gallery on the trendy, James St. North in Hamilton, Ont. as well as launching her 'RESPECT' capsule collection during South Africa Fashion Week in Oct. 2017 . She has since launched her most recent capsule collection 'Of The Stars' during London Fashion Week in Feb., 2018 which has received rave reviews both in the UK and Canada. She is excited about returning to London, England in Sept. 2018 to show her newest S/S 2019 Collection during LFW. 

Angela has not only been a trailblazer for Aboriginal fashion for 2 decades, she has also produced some of Canada's most important showcases for Indigenous designers such as FashioNation - L'Oreal Fashion Week, Toronto; Fire & Fashion - Planet IndigenUs, Toronto; From Culture to Couture - Toronto and the first ever, Aboriginal Fashion Week during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. She has been an avid advocate and supporter of Aboriginal designers, artisans, women and youth entrepreneurs throughout her career and is asked to speak regularly at national and international symposiums and conferences and has sat on many, national round tables. DeMontigny was the co-founder of the Canadian Aboriginal Design Council, is currently a co-founder of the newly launched Ontario Fashion Exchange (OFEX), sits on the board of the Hamilton Arts Council, a member of the Humber Program Advisory Committee, as well as a Board member of the newly formed, Aboriginal Conservation and Ecology Inc. (ACE).

Department:

School of Fashion