Équipe Entreprise 2017

L’équipe d’ENTREPRISE est composée d’étudiants en dernière année du programme de Commercialisation de la mode, sélectionnés par la faculté au cours de leur deuxième année d’études. L’équipe travaille en collaboration avec la productrice de l’événement, Yolande Nesseth, et le directeur de la création, Andrew McNally. Ensemble, l’équipe vise à organiser, planifier et coordonner un événement autofinancé, offrant à tous les diplômés une visibilité maximale parmi leurs pairs et les membres influents de l’industrie de la mode.

Archer, Jonathan

Social media management, Semi-finals and Promotion.

Arsenault, Beatrice

Communication and jury management.

Bercovitch, Jaclyn

XPRESSMODE and ENTREPRISE gives back.

Champoux, Audrey

Logistic director and team captain.

Christie-Mitchell, Ja'neil

Sponsorship and Networking Hour

Nguyen, Kim Ahn

Graphics

Santoro, David

Sponsorship, VIPs and food management.

Shivkumar, Avishmita

Website, Presentations and Green initiatives.

Woods, Melyssa

Fundraising, Finance and Volunteer management

Nesseth, Yolande

Producer

Andrew McNally

Creative Director

Juges de la finale

The ENTREPRISE panel of judges is composed of professionals from the fashion industry who share their wisdom and experience in evaluating the business concepts of our graduates.

Peter Filato
Interim Chief Financial Officer, Manufacturing Operations
Gildan

Peter Filato, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Manufacturing Operations, is a 12-year Gildan veteran who has worked with the leadership of the Company in all areas related to Finance, Sales, Manufacturing, and Business Development. Currently a senior leader in Gildan’s Manufacturing division, which entails more than 44,000 manufacturing employees in 8 countries, Mr. Filato’s career began in Finance and has evolved to Entreprise Risk Management, playing a critical role in evaluating business opportunities and plans.

“Excellent Experience.
Very innovative products/services.
Great presentations – a real testament that LaSalle is preparing the leaders of the future.”

Visiter le site web :

gildan.com

Deniz Demir
Owner and CEO
Stylepool Distribution

From Denmark to Italy, Deniz has traveled the globe meeting retailers, designers, and manufacturers. For more than 15 years, he has successfully touched the many sides of the business of fashion, giving him an exceptionally all encompassing view of a multi layered industry. Whether in sales or marketing this overachiever has helped large, international companies like the Sixty Group and Bestseller come to prominence.. However this was not enough to quench his ever growing passion for brand building. Being idea driven, Deniz decided to risk it all and leave a peak career job to start his own business and bring his vision to fruition. After furthering his business knowledge and successfully securing financing, he launched a journey of his own. Inspired by his travels he recruited some talented Scandinavian designers and brought their cutting edge designs to the North American market where they are currently distributed to more than 100 stores across the continent. Going 5 years strong now, Stylepool has curated some of the best street and lifestyle brands from around the globe, exclusively representing Australian, Singaporean, German and Danish brands…and if you ask Deniz, he’s just getting started!

“Always an honour to be invited back to where it all began and be around such dynamic and passionate people who make up our local industry as well as the brilliant future graduates”

Visiter le site web :

stylepool.ca

Lise Laperrière
Country Sales Manager
VERO MODA

Seasoned fashion executive, Lise Laperriere is a motivational team leader with a proven record of 30 plus years of experience in elevating brand recognition and reach within the highly competitive market of men’s and women’s fashion. With industry heavy-hitters like Parasuco, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger and Karl Lagerfeld under her belt, she now proudly heads up wholesale brands Vero Moda and Noisy may for Danish clothing company Bestseller.

“The wholesale + retail world are in a total change mode.
The time to seize the moment & be creative is now.
Be the ones to reinvent the apparel business for the future.
This was fun. Thank you.”

Visiter le site web :

veromoda.ca

Alexandre Malo
Manager, Merchandise Planning, Buying & Allocation
Frank + Oak

Alexandre Malo is manager of merchandise planning and buying for Frank And Oak. He holds a collegial diploma in fashion marketing and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal. The combination of his enthusiasm for fashion with his predilection for numbers makes him decidedly suited to excel in this career. Alexandre spent three years with the Dynamite Group in the department of merchandise planning. In 2014, Alexandre jumped from a large, established and recognized company to the innovative and pioneering start-up that is Frank And Oak today. This opportunity allowed him to develop his expertise in the field of omnichannel merchandising. Frank And Oak has benefited greatly from his knowledge and experience as it continues to grow and push the boundaries of current business on all fronts through its marketing campaigns, web experiences, and its product.

“The fashion industry is in constant movement, it’s time to surf the wave and never stop.”

Visiter le site web :

frankandoak.com

Franco Rocchi
Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations
LE CHÂTEAU

Franco Rocchi is the Executive Vice-President at Le Château of Montreal, where he began his retail career 35 years ago. Franco is proud to be part of a global team that has elevated Le Château to one of Canada’s most respected, successful and fashion-focused brands. Mr. Rocchi is also the proud President of the Conseil Regional des Ages Italo-Canadiens, a board that governs the activities of 75 Italo-Canadian Golden Age Clubs, which maintains a membership of over 12,000 members.

“ENTREPRISE is an extraordinary Montréal event, where extraordinary talent is revealed.”

Visiter le site web :

lechateau.com

Christina Vongas
Vice-President, Merchandising
Groupe Dynamite

Christina Vongas is the visionary businesswoman with a keen sense of style behind the ever-evolving Dynamite brand. Christina graduated from Concordia University in 1996 in Accounting, earning her CA designation soon afterwards. She pursued a successful career at Deloitte for more than eight years in the Audit & Assurance services group.

Forever torn between her love of fashion and her practical love of numbers, Christina was finally able to satisfy both by taking on the role of Brand Merchandising Director for Groupe Dynamite in 2005.

In her 12 years with the company, she has played a vital role in the growth of the business and in re-branding Dynamite into a leading Canadian fashion retailer. In 2011, she was promoted to Vice President, Merchandising. With extensive business acumen and a flair for fashion, Christina will continue to drive excellence as Dynamite expands into international markets.

“Awesome!
Have done it twice already – always fun to support la relève.
Great job team!”

Visiter le site web :

groupedynamite.com

Semi-Final Jury

Gildas Awuye
General Manager and Co-founder
Atelier New Regime

Gildas Messan Awuye is a young entrepreneur and co-founder of Montreal based clothing brand Atelier New Regime. His business ventures started in his early teens serving as a director at Benjamin Bros, the creative agency founded by his two eldest brothers. In 2011, he chose to focus his efforts on Atelier New Regime transforming the company from a local t-shirt brand into a full fledged clothing and lifestyle brand. Over the years he’s acquired a variety of skills becoming Atelier New Regime’s business strategist, production manager, creative director, and a key player in the brand’s marketing efforts

« ENTREPRISE is a great way to showcase all the talent and drive in our millennials, that are too often criticized as a lazy generation. I’m proud to say that the future is bright. »

Visiter le site web :

ateliernewregime.com

Vito Cassotta
Senior Retail Buyer
Michael Kors

Vito Cassotta has over ten years’ experience in the retail sector. He’s touched on various different departments such as operations, visuals before finding his true passion in buying and merchandising. A graduate from LaSalle College in 2004 he continued his education at McGill University in Public Relations Management while working for brands such as Levi Strauss & Bestseller Canada where he played a crucial role in the expansion of Jack & Jones retail stores. Vito currently holds the title Merchandise Manager for Michael Kors Canada. During his off time he enjoy volunteering for organizations such as Make-A-Wish.

Visiter le site web :

michaelkors.ca

Maria Varvarikos
Founder and President
ZOÏ Agency

Maria Varvarikos has more than 20 years of public relations and marketing experience. Prior to founding ZOÏ Agency in 2000, Maria studied at Concordia University where she received her bachelors in Marketing. She then went on to serve as the Director of Promotions for Ocean Drive Magazine. Inspired to establish her own enterprise in order to fully engage her passion for brands, Maria launched ZOÏ Agency to great Success.

With offices in New York and Montreal, and soon to open in Toronto, Maria and her team have been an integral part of the successful launches and branding initiatives behind top fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle brands such as, WANT Les Essentiels, Maison Kitsuné, H&M, Tiffany & Co., KORRES, and more.

Motivated by the brand story above all else, Maria takes pride in her unorthodox approach to public relations: Extracting the essence of the brand, highlighting their story, and communicating their uniqueness in innovative ways. Maria strongly believes that public relations efforts can only be as successful as the strategy and personal relationships they’re built on, and it’s this outlook that keeps her and her team at ZOÏ Agency deeply committed and enthusiastic in their work.

Maria is involved in key organizations including the Canadian Center of Architecture and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Maria is also the recipient of the 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Hellenic Board of Trade and has been featured in many publications as a recognized expert in her field in many publications as a recognized expert in her field.

Visiter le site web :

agence-zoi.com

François Bousquet
Director
Fashion School, LaSalle College Montréal

A fashion design graduate from LaSalle College, he worked as a designer in the industry and workshop leader for a Quebec creator before becoming a teacher. Director of the International School of fashion, arts and design at LaSalle College for over 17 years, he has been involved with the steering committee and the metropolitan cluster of fashion, to promote and develop the fashion industry, in Quebec and Canada.

Visiter le site web :

lasallecollege.com

Jean-Philippe Boudreault
Senior Director Digital Growth
Absolunet

In the last 17 years, he went from entrepreneur to intrapreneur and he has been working on digital transformations, omnichannel strategies and eCommerce growth of many prestigious brands including Maison Marie Saint Pierre, Maison Birks, m0851, Rudsak, SAIL, Sportium, Stokes, Structube, Mobilia, L’Oréal, Yves Rocher, Blush Lingerie, La Canadienne, Harricana, La Vie en Rose, Bikini Village, Empire Sports and more. Before joining Absolunet, Jean-Philippe worked for 3 years as the Director of Marketing and the PR Officer at Modasuite (now Frank & Oak). In addition, Jean-Philippe also teaches Integrated Marketing Communication, Public Relations, Fashion Marketing and Social Medias at the University of Montreal as well at UQAM School of Management (ESG UQAM) since 2012.

Visiter le site web :

absolunet.com

Sophie Beauchamp
Senior Director of Marketing
Ardène

Sophie Beauchamp is a creative retail executive with over ten years of marketing and visual merchandising experience. Over the course of her career, Sophie has directed countless original marketing projects, brand development initiatives, and visual merchandising concepts. In her current role as Ardene’s Senior Director, Marketing and Visual, Sophie oversees the strategic planning and implementation of the company’s promotional campaigns. Under her leadership, Sophie’s team has leveraged pop culture and every-day street style to tell compelling stories and connect with the customer in an authentic way. Sophie’s entrepreneurial vision is contagious, and her innovative leadership has played a pivotal role in the evolution of the Ardene brand.

Visiter le site web :

ardene.com

Prix2017

The Alumni Award of Excellence is chosen by the ENTREPRISE team. It honours the successes of a former LaSalle College Fashion Marketing student whose career serves as a role model for fashion industry players of tomorrow.

2017

ALUMNI AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENT 2017

Pascal Cloutier

LaSalle College, Class of 1998

Buying Director & Artistic Director of DJAB for La Maison Simons

Web Site

The Academic Award of Excellence is awarded to the two Fashion Marketing graduates who have successfully maintained the highest R scores throughout their three years of study.

2017

2017 RECIPIENT OF THE ACADEMIC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Audrey Bessette

Prize awarded by BESTSELLER

2017 RECIPIENT OF THE ACADEMIC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Andrew Chung

Prize awarded by BESTSELLER

2017 RECIPIENT OF THE ENTREPRISE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Claudia Tétreault-Percy

Prize awarded by Ardene

2017 RECIPIENT OF THE ENTREPRISE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Thomas Farinaro

Prize awarded by Ardene

Continuing Education Award

2017

2017 RECIPIENT OF THE CONTINUING EDUCATION AWARD

Marie-Pier Laflamme

Prize awarded by AGEL

The Faculty Award of Excellence is granted to two graduates by the Fashion Marketing faculty. These students have demonstrated exemplary team spirit, perseverance and personal growth throughout their three years of study.

2017

2017 RECIPIENT OF THE FACULTY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Claudia Tétreault-Percy

Prize awarded by Ardene

2017 RECIPIENT OF THE FACULTY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Thomas Farinaro

Prize awarded by Ardene

Entreprise donne au suivant 2017

2017

After the YMCA visit, we had the pleasure of meeting the team from Tyndale St-George Community Centre, to whom we donated 5 boxes! We’re delighted to be able to help with the fabulous work they do, even if it’s in a small way.

The holidays are upon us and what better time to pay the lovely folks at the Downtown YMCA a visit! On December 5th, the ENTREPRISE 2017 team donated 7 boxes of clothing and accessories to the YMCA’s efforts at keeping communities strong.

Diplômés 2017

Ajami, Katia

Whillar

Antonucci, Vanessa

Atelier Meso

Armstrong, Emilie

Bubble Baby

Dounia Badri

Be.U

Bermundo, Kim

Bubble Baby

Brun-Soroka, Chanel

G.Y.B

Cates, Catherine

Bubble Baby

Chung, Andrew

ENTITY

Ciccocioppo, Jasmina

G.Y.B

Criticos, Anastasia

Atelier Minna

Della Ripa, Allesia

CHLDRN

DiMedio, Karina

ISA

El-Whidi, Selma

Be.U

Gauthier, Guillaume

Bid 2 Win

Gilday, Valerie

Diligence

Graham, Danielle

GraffiTee

He, Peiwen

GraffiTee

Iskenian, Anita

G.Y.B

Kamlyk, Elena

Here & Now

Laflamme, Marie-Pier

PWR

Lapointe, Dylane

IDENTI.T

Legrand, Émilie

Argentum

Li, Ruifanli

FOKUS

Macleay, Alexa

PWR

Masudi, Sarah

GraffiTee

Morin, Catherine

CHLDRN

Nguyen, Kim Ahn

ENTREPRISE Team 2017

OReilly, Terri

Atelier Meso

Pesant, Marie-Frédérique

Bid 2 Win

Popovic, Dragana

ISA

Provencher, Noémie

Whillar

Raymond-Beaulac, Yasmine

Be.U

Rodrigues, Salinger

ISA

Roy-Tonré, Sidith

Bid 2 Win

Santoro, David

ENTREPRISE Team 2017

Schlotthauber, Monica

UTHRVN

Shuangun, Lin

Atelier Meso

Thibault, Julie

Bid 2 Win

Venne, India

TOC LOC

Vigneault, Cynthia

Nude

Wang, Chen

GraffiTee

Young-O'Neill, Stephanie

GraffiTee

Zhang, Gaoxinzhu

ENTITY

Andrews, Claire

Atelier Minna

Archambault, Anne-Sophie

Bubble Baby

Arsenault, Béatrice

ENTREPRISE Team 2017

Beida, Lidiya

ENTITY

Bessette, Audrey

TOC LOC

Bueno, Diana

Atelier Minna

Champoux, Audrey

ENTREPRISE Team 2017

Chung, Chrisitine

Whillar

Côté, Patricia

Les Fringuées

Culasingam, Vikita

ISA

DiGrappa, Mikayla

Atelier Meso

Drozdoski-Richardson, Olivia

PWR

Farinaro, Thomas

G.Y.B

Gavidia, Patricia

Whillar

Giovanna Lopez Velasco, Andréa

Here & Now

Grenier, Cassandra

Be.U

Hettiarachichi, Gayani

FOKUS

Kabrielian, Sarine

ISA

Labelle, Stephanie

Bubble Baby

Lagrange St-M, Eliane

Diligence

Lauzière Beaudet, Claudia

Argentum

Lemay, Mariane

Nude

Lizardo, Andrea

Atelier Minna

Manzo, Sarah

Nude

Millette-Poirier, Allyson

IDENTI.T

Mourelatos, Aphrodite

CHLDRN

Novello, Grazia

Atelier Meso

Pagán, Anna

Diligence

Pienta, Alexis

G.Y.B

Primeau, Catherine

Nude

Quintin, Christopher

CHLDRN

Robidoux, Olivier

Bid 2 Win

Ross Sardea, William

Whillar

Saing, Kundona

FOKUS

Sayer, Deborah

Atelier Meso

Sgourakis, Chrysanthy

Atelier Meso

St-Pierre, Alex

Diligence

Totarella, Krista

CHLDRN

Vézina, Maryann

Argentum

Voynet, Camille

PWR

Woods, Melyssa

ENTREPRISE Team 2017

Zadar, Nour

UTHRVN

Ann Gilmour, Audrey

G.Y.B

Archer, Jonathan

ENTREPRISE Team 2017

Atamian, Nanor

ISA

Bercovitch, Jaclyn

ENTREPRISE Team 2017

Breton, Gabrielle

PWR

Cappucio, Alessandra

Bubble Baby

Christie-Mitchell, Ja’neil

ENTREPRISE Team 2017

Churyukanov, Anton

FOKUS

Couture, Camille

Whillar

Dell'Armi, Cassandra

CHLDRN

Dilare, Dilixiati

UTHRVN

Eaton, Judith

TOC LOC

Gagnon, Camille

IDENTI.T

Gervais, Erica

Argentum

Gonzales, Mallory

ISA

Griffin, Honey

ISA

Hunter, Nyoka

ENTITY

Kafile, Rowana

FOKUS

Labine, Adrienne

IDENTI.T

Lamoureux, Julie

ENTITY

Leger, Danielle

UTHRVN

Lemieux, Guillaume

Argentum

Machuca, Cindy

Atelier Minna

Marchand, Laurence

TOC LOC

Minville, Thomas

Nude

Neveux, Karen

Argentum

Olynyk, Jennifer

G.Y.B

Pelletier-Lapointe, Caroline

IDENTI.T

Plante, Corinne

Les Fringuées

Pronina, Maria

UTHRVN

Raventhinan, Thivya

FOKUS

Rochette, Étienne

Les Fringuées

Roy, Vicky

ENTITY

Sanchez Castillo, Angelica

Les Fringués

Scavia- Grenier, Jessica

Les Fringués

Shivkumar, Avishmita

ENTREPRISE Team 2017

Tétreault-Pery, Claudia

TOC LOC

Tsatakis, Eilen

GraffiTee

Viau, Veronique

Nude

Wallace, Kerri

CHLDRN

Yepes, Luisa

Diligence

Zhang, Biying

GraffiTee

ÉQUIPE Argentum

Our company offers quality men’s underwear that ensures safety
against the dangers of magnetic waves.

ÉQUIPE Atelier Meso

Atelier Meso, a vertically integrated men’s suiting retailer, offers a unique off-the rack solution to the needs of the mesomorph man.

ÉQUIPE Atelier Minna

Atelier Minna is a Montreal based manufacturer that offers women’s apparel anchored by eco-responsible, sustainable and transparent practices while surpassing consumers’ expectations in terms of fit and quality.

ÉQUIPE Be.U

Creating mid-range clothing adapted to the changing body of pre-teens while offering a community aspect that distances them from media created hypersexualization.

ÉQUIPE Bid 2 Win

Our platform targets the fashion enthusiasts who crave a specific item but do not have the necessary means for it. By paying $ 2 to participate in the prize draw, the participants have the possibility to acquire a fashion dream item of their choice. We guarantee everyone the chance!

ÉQUIPE Bubble Baby

Bubble Baby is a Canadian based vertically integrated e-tailer offering children’s swimwear featuring U.V. protection, thermal layering and enhanced buoyancy.

ÉQUIPE CHLDRN

CHLDRN, a Quebec based manufacturer, offers parents environmentally friendly adjustable outerwear for their children.

ÉQUIPE Diligence

Diligence is a Montréal based unisex leather bag manufacturer. In collaboration with local artists, Diligence creates unique hand painted and screen printed bags.

ÉQUIPE ENTITY

ENTITY is a vertically integrated online retailer of sustainable bags. Built on authenticity and transparency ENTITY delivers high functionality through a minimalist aesthetic.

ÉQUIPE FOKUS

FOKUS is a vertically integrated e-tailer of men’s performance wear based in Quebec. We satisfy our consumers lifestyle needs for comfort and style through our innovative and technological designs.

ÉQUIPE G.Y.B

G.Y.B. is a vertically integrated Canadian bag e-tailer and customization service built on the importance of individuality and self-expression. G.Y.B. offers a guilt-free shopping experience by donating funds towards school supplies for Canadian children in need because let’s face it kids are the future!

ÉQUIPE GraffiTee

GraffiTee, a customized t-shirt e-tailer based in Montreal, allows the consumer to embrace the art of the street.

ÉQUIPE Here & Now

Here & Now offers a unique and personalized medium to high-end home beauty service platform. Our clients are young professional women between 25 and 45 years old. Our beauty service platform, Here & Now, focuses on the safety and ethical aspect of the business by working with certified beauty specialists.

ÉQUIPE IDENTI.T

IDENTI.T is the very first Montreal brand to unite ethics, modernity and trends under one banner. The brand is committed to abolishing gender barriers by creating genderless street wear garments designed to celebrate this new, youth-oriented lifestyle movement.
Authenticity . Equality . Love

ÉQUIPE ISA

ISA is an online vertically integrated retailer based in Montreal, continually working to offer women trendy and stylish modest wear. We seek to inspire the strong, beautiful and bold woman’s wardrobe with garments of quality, variety and vibrancy. Our designs translate strength and poise that empower and encourage women to bloom in ISA.

ÉQUIPE Les Fringuées

Les Friguées offers a variety of unique, trendy, and flattering clothing pieces for the modern woman who wishes to extend her wardrobe without the costly investment. We offer an intelligent rental alternative for our innovative wardrobe which alleviates the burden of overconsumption.

ÉQUIPE Nude

Nude is a 100% made in Quebec lingerie company offering skin-tone underwear, available in several shades that match various skin tones. Our mission is to revolutionize the world of lingerie by accentuating ethnic and body diversity. Nude is committed to being eco-responsible in every step from its production, to local manufacturing and the recuperations of its products at the end of their product lives.

ÉQUIPE PWR

PWR is a vertically integrated Québec based e-tailer of women’s suiting providing the consumer with a sense of empowerment.

ÉQUIPE TOC LOC

Our mission is to create a new consumption-based community through a virtual door-to-door platform. By providing marketing to Quebec-based companies, our company wants to make a difference in Quebec by collaborating with individuals, fund-raising organizations or local product consumers.

ÉQUIPE UTHRVN

UTRHVN is a vertically integrated e-tailer based in Montreal, merging technology and avant-garde design to create accessories for the digital intellectual.

ÉQUIPE Whillar

Whillar, a Canadian based outerwear manufacturer, offers men the ultimate blend of performance and tailored aesthetics.

BEFORE THE EVENT

FINAL EVENT

STEP & REPEAT

SEMI-FINALS

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