About Indigenous Canadian fashion designer, Angela DeMontigny
Angela DeMontigny is an internationally-renowned, Indigenous Canadian designer. Her custom made and ready-to-wear, all leather clothing collections, bold accessories and statement jewelry collections have been sold in specialty boutiques and galleries throughout North America and Europe since 1995.
'DeMontigny is one of the leading, authentic, Indigenous designers in North America, attracting the interest of accomplished singers, performers, and other high-profile personalities from across Canada and the U.S.'
DeMontigny's original collections showcase the most elegant examples of her Indigenous 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 dresses, diamond engagement rings and fine jewellery along with her edgy leathers for men.
Her wardrobe credits and interviews are numerous and include - to list a few - CTV's Canada AM, Fashion Television, CTV's Success Stories, APTN, Women's Wear Daily, Flare Magazine, Chatelaine, the Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton Magazine, FASHION Magazine, Outdoor Life Magazine, TRENDS Magazine, the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, the Calgary Stampede Royalty, along with a variety of national television shows, documentaries and music videos.
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 Feb. 2019 to her newest Morning Star 2019 Capsule 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), sat on the board of the Hamilton Arts Council, is a current member of the Humber Program Advisory Committee, a Board member of the newly formed, Aboriginal Conservation and Ecology Inc. (ACE) and as of Sept. 2018, has been appointed as the new, Distinguished Designer-In-Residence for FCAD at Ryerson University in Toronto.
"An original fusion of traditional and contemporary elements rooted in culture, which fashion designer, Angela DeMontigny beautifully translates into luxurious, custom leather clothing and accessories for men and women"
Each piece designer, Angela DeMontigny creates, whether it be a rock-star worthy jacket or glamorous evening dress, a limited edition handbag, or one-of-a-kind, jewelled necklace, is a tribute to her culture and a way to honour her ancestors and heritage. Using only the finest materials, leathers, suedes, shearling and Canadian fur, her attention to detail, originality and quality workmanship are of the utmost importance. DeMontigny has developed her own unique, signature style throughout her accomplished career and is one of the few Canadian designers who is committed to being 'Made in Canada'. If you are looking for something different that will not only enhance your personal style but will make you feel fabulous every time you wear it, then you have come to the right place.
Fashion Night at the Ritz-Carlton - Toronto Fashion Week
Top Indigenous Canadian designer, Angela DeMontigny posing for a pic on the red carpet at the Ritz.