​Since 2014 Startup Fashion Week was organically attracting interest from entrepreneurs in Montreal seeking opportunities to showcase and expand networks in Toronto. As a result, the SFW Toronto production selected Fashion-Tech Startups and Designers from Montreal to be featured in Toronto, including Prodmode, ThirdShelf, Heddoko, Maison CYMA and NemraC Style.

The consistent level of interest from guests and participants residing in Montreal has indicated there is an audience looking to engage in the Startup Fashion Week community.

Due to this interest, in June 2016 we hosted a Fashion Industry Networking event in Montreal, which attracted vendors, sponsors, and 100+ guests.

Montreal has a vibrant range of Fashion Businesses and Fashion-Tech Startups, which makes it the perfect destination to grow and expand Startup Fashion Week. We look forward to making amazing things happen in Montreal!

"Combine a city full of creative talent and a forum that fosters and helps to grow that talent and what do you have? Some sort of explosion."

-Studio Blanc


2017 Schedule


The Team

Production Team

Startup Fashion Week could not be possible without the passion and devotion from our Production team. These individuals spend countless volunteer hours managing a certain portfolio to ensure the SFW event are professional and memorable. We love bringing on new talent and have seen our team grow over the years. These individuals are essentially making SFW one of Canada's most influential fashion weeks to date!

Graduated from CDI College in Business Administration and Marketing, Estera carries 10 years of experience in Fashion Retail and Marketing

Estera Kostardjian

Sponsorship Manager

Started out wanting to become a lawyer, Nikole found her true calling as a creative stylist and visual coordinator. She brings to the table her experience from Joe Fresh, Guess and Karen Millen, to name a few.

Nikole Mutombo

Backstage Coordinator

Caryn Parchment is a blogger, and a stylist both personal and editorial. She contributes to various magazines and is a consultant to many fashion brands.

Caryn Parchment

Backstage Stylist

Francette is a French-Filipina dessert addict living in Toronto. She recently graduated from Glendon Campus (York University) with Specialized Honours in Philosophy and certificates in Bilingual Excellence, and Law & Social Thought.

Francette Maquito

Social Media Lead Strategist

Jennifer M. Joseph is a bilingual freelance journalist and social media strategist from Toronto. Her first passion may be writing but she has also developed a great love for anything social!

Jennifer M. Joseph

Social Media Director

A Montreal born half Trinidadian and half French Canadian. Leah works as a Graphic Designer in the fashion industry with an eye for beauty and a nose for the eccentric.

Leah LaMarche

Brand and Marketing Manager

From the Philippines to Montreal, Justin is an event planner who graduated at top of his class from LaSalle College and has multiple years of experience in events under his belt and an enthusiasm for fashion.

Joe Justin Baraquia

Runway Show Producer

Audrey is a fashion blogger and personal stylist. She is the founder of AudreySaysFashion and helps new fashion brands with social media.

Audrey Ingrid

Coordinator and Social Media Manager

Andreja Alimehaj is a Marketing & Communications Strategist, and the Founder of the digital agency, Empowered Villages. She specializes in startups and in empowering clients to think outside the box.

Andreja Alimehaj

Marketing and Sponsorship Manager



SFW Photographers

Montreal is exploding with creative professionals and we are excited to work with amazing Photographers as we build the SFW community. These individuals share their perspective of Fashion through a creative lens by working with us at photo shoots and provide event coverage. We are so grateful for their contributions and highly recommend their creative services.

Want to be one of the official SFW Photographers? montreal@startupfashionweek.com

Sheldon Anthony

Visit at www.studioblancmtl.com

Co-founder of Studio Blanc, working in photography for over 10 years, Sheldon Anthony portrays the communicable strength and edginess that lends beauty to the contemporary.

Follow him on Instagram: @studioblancmtl
Email Sheldon at: sheldon@studioblancmtl.com



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