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.
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.
Social Media Coordinator, Copywriter, Lifestyle Blogger
I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND… an espresso macchiato or an espresso martini!
MANTRA: Don’t do what everyone else is doing.
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.
Project Manager, Public Relations and Partnerships
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER... a Chai latté! I love the Chai… absolutely love it!
MANTRA: Help yourself and the rest will follow.
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).
CAROLINE NÉRON INC.
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a glass of wine and a good meal.
MANTRA: Get out of your comfort zone.
Founder & CEO
YOGA JEANS & SECOND CLOTHING
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good latte.
MANTRA: The world is your oyster.
Partner, Co-founder of 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Visual Narrator and Design Experience Creator
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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
Director Continuous Improvement
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
National Director of Retail Operations
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