Director of Community Engagement, Deanna Duxbury
Spring and summer seem like decades away right now, but in the fashion community it’s already a piece of yesterday’s news. Valérie Dumaine, a key designer hitting the P[h]assion runway this year, has debuted an elegant, refined line for the upcoming season.
The collection has partnered with Le Nichoir and remains a part of the "Design & Compassion" series. This means the entire collection is 100% Vegan. Growing trends in reusable and renewable fashion practices are coming to the forefront more and more. Emma Watson sets an amazing example- she takes the fashion industry’s waste into consideration when donning any red carpet look and people are loving it. Eco-friendly fashion now gives labels an edge in a sea of smart and sophisticated lines.
“We strive to be environmentally conscious throughout our design, production, and shipping process. We use natural and eco-friendly fabrics when possible. All of our printed fabrics are made in a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified facility and are Azo free. Garments are produced locally in Montreal, Canada” – Valérie Dumaine
Domaine stays very on brand with monochromatic, business attire. Gorgeous frocks, blazers and beautiful cut pants contribute to an effortlessly chic look.
Everything appears to invite comfort, ease and delicate flow. The fabrics fall gracefully, and all the designs reject anything too tight or restrictive.
Of course, there’s always something flirty and full of fire in the mix. The Savannah dress is a perfect combination of simplicity and flair- dressed up or dressed down, it’s the kind of piece that can take you anywhere.
The Shadow Dress cuts a perfect shape, hinting at vintage themes (a little bit of the 90’s a little bit of Audrey Hepburn) but maintaining a kind of timelessness that only a LBD can.
“Valérie Dumaine likes to dig into the past; she creates refined and bold garments that are characterized by clean and elegant lines. Casual or sophisticated? Valerie Dumaine's carefully designed collections offer both options in a style that is assertive and unique”-Valérie Dumaine
Want to see these designs come to life? Check out the latest styles on the P[h]assion 2017 runway!