Discover the mentors of our fashion cohort

YOUR MENTOR’S OBJECTIVE is to help you grow in the Mentoro program, one cup of java at a time. For our Fall/Winter 2017 cohort, we drew our 27 mentors from five different sectors in the FASHION industry:

  • Communications / Public Relations / Media
  • Creative Direction
  • Production / Process
  • Management / Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing / Sales / Advertising

Discover all our mentors below, and then complete the application form to be part of the program.

MEET OUR MENTORS

COMMUNICATIONS / PUBLIC RELATIONS / MEDIA

Eva Friede

Eva Friede

Writer, Editor, Fashion Watcher

EVA FRIEDE COMMUNICATIONS 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a small skim latte, preferably dark roast.

MANTRA: When opportunity knocks, answer – but make sure you have your makeup on.

Carrie MacPherson

Carrie MacPherson

Social Media Coordinator, Copywriter, Lifestyle Blogger

EatDrinkBeCarrie.com

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND… an espresso macchiato or an espresso martini!

MANTRA: Don’t do what everyone else is doing.

Emanuela Lolli

Emanuela Lolli

President

FASHION PREVIEW

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER …a good cup of coffee or cappuccino.

MANTRA:Chi va piano va lontano“. More seriously, trust yourself and take a chance taking a route that everyone aims for, but that nobody takes.  

Karine Laparé

Karine Laparé

Project Manager, Public Relations and Partnerships

RW&Co.

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER..a Chai latté! I love the Chai… absolutely love it!

MANTRA: Help yourself and the rest will follow.

Julie Buchinger

Julie Buchinger

Editor-In-Chief

ELLE QUÉBEC, TVA PUBLICATIONS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of chablis or a San Pellegrino pomegranate!

MANTRA: Get out of the house! Find people who inspire (and who are ideally more competent than you).

MANAGEMENT / ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Caroline Néron

Caroline Néron

President

CAROLINE NÉRON INC. 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a glass of wine and a good meal.

MANTRA: Get out of your comfort zone.

Eric Wazana

Eric Wazana

Founder & CEO

YOGA JEANS & SECOND CLOTHING

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good latte.

MANTRA: The world is your oyster.

Mathilde Einhorn

Mathilde Einhorn

Partner, Co-founder of Holdur

HOLDUR

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a tea, coffee or lemonade, according to my state of mind.

MANTRA: Nurture your relationships! They are the foundations of all projects, personal or professional.

Stéphane Jean

Stéphane Jean

Coordinator

ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DE MODE DE L’ESG UQAM

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… an English tea.

MANTRA: Don’t put off living your dream ’til tomorrow,, it may be too late.

Melanie Trevett

Melanie Trevett

Founder, Fashion and Retail Consultant

DIGITAL FASHION WORLD

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER an extra large latte, extra hot with an extra shot. Just ask my assistant!”

MANTRA: To be successful you must be willing to, at any moment, sacrifice what you are, for what you will become.

CREATIVE DIRECTION

Britta Kröger

Britta Kröger

Fashion and Lifestyle Consultant

LA MAISON SIMONS INC. 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a café liégeois (with extra whipped cream) :-))

MANTRA: We only have one life to live… bite into it!  

Denis Desro

Denis Desro

Creative Director

DENIS DESRO Inc. 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a glass of chilled rosé.

MANTRA: No matter what talent you have, it’s the work behind it that counts.

Yvonne Lamers

Yvonne Lamers

Head Designer

LISETTE-L MONTREAL

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a large latte at TOMMY Café, masters in latte art.

MANTRA: Know your product on the inside and out, from technical to merchandising. 

Azamit

Azamit

Visual Narrator and Design Experience Creator

AZAMIT 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… good coffee or a glass of wine.

MANTRA: Never forget that staying authentic amplifies your creativity and your stories. So, think big & crazy, build bridges and always share your knowledge and experiences.

Duc C. Nguyen

Duc C. Nguyen

Producer, Designer and Editor-At-Large

DUC C. NGUYEN, FLANELLE MAGAZINE

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cappuccino (no sugar) with dark chocolate.

MANTRA: An idea is worthless unless it’s tested!

Myriam Benoit

Myriam Benoit

Head Designer and Cofounder

L’AUBAINERIE / FIBRES COLLECTIVES

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a Chaï latte

MANTRA: Make your passion your work. The rest will follow.

Anthony Mitropoulos

Anthony Mitropoulos

Fashion Director

ELLE CANADA, ELLE QUÉBEC, CLIN D’OEIL

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a cappuccino regular roast, extra milk, less foam, light on sugar.

MANTRA: If you believe strongly in it, it can happen. 

Julie Poirier

Julie Poirier

Design Director

LE CHÂTEAU

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of fine red wine or a cappuccino.

MANTRA: A Day Without Laughter is a Day Wasted” – Charlie Chaplin

Andy Thê-Anh

Andy Thê-Anh

Design Director

LAURA CANADA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a nice cup of cappuccino.

MANTRA: You can do everything as long as you are doing it with style.

PRODUCTION / PROCESS

Katia Bélanger Berlin

Katia Bélanger Berlin

Director Continuous Improvement

GROUPE DYNAMITE

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… English breakfast tea at anytime!

MANTRA: Laughter is the best medicine. The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Christine Harding

Christine Harding

Technical Director

VESTECHPRO

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… oolong tea from the mountains of Taiwan served in a vintage English tea cup.

MANTRA: Do it right, do it once.

MARKETING / SALES / ADVERTISING

Maurizio Iuliani

Maurizio Iuliani

Vice-President Marketing

JACK VICTOR LIMITED

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… two or three espressos, depending on the length of the meeting.

MANTRA: The moment you choose what you really want to do, it’s a different kind of life.

Normand Ciarlo

Normand Ciarlo

Divisional Vice-President

HOLT RENFREW / OGILVY

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a latte with sugar, if possible while strolling in a park or walking through one of our stores.

MANTRA: Talent is not everything. If you want to succeed, you’ve got to work on your business senses too.

Tanya Papadopoulos

Tanya Papadopoulos

Vice President buying, product development and design

LAURA AND MELANIE LYNE

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… cappuccino and a quiet place.

MANTRA: Passion is the key! search for it, nurture it, encourage it

Vyara Ndejuru

Vyara Ndejuru

General Manager/Senior Global Director, Brand Development, Call it Spring

THE ALDO GROUP

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cup of lemon-tea

MANTRA: Know yourself

Caroline Pilon

Caroline Pilon

Vice-President, Client Partnership & Media

TUX CREATIVE AGENCY

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a double cappuccino with cinnamon.

MANTRA: Whatever you do, do it with love and honesty.

Alda Montanaro

Alda Montanaro

National Director of Retail Operations

DAVIDsTEA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a large coffee, with 2 milks and good company!

MANTRA: “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it but by working for it!” – Estee Lauder

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