Marie-Eve Lecavalier
Creative Director / Designer
Marie-Eve Lecavalier
Creative Director / Designer
Based in
Montreal, Canada
Seniority
More than 10 years experience
Age
34 years old
Gender
Female
About

Growing up in the suburbs, LECAVALIER found respite from teenage ennui within her own imagination. Much of LECAVALIER’s design process is influenced by these acts of personal storytelling — she describes her offering of women’s separates as the clothes she would ‘dream of wearing.’ The label’s offeri

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ng of women’s shirts, shirt dresses, and full wardrobe blur the boundaries between this fantasy world and reality.

While Interning at RAF SIMONS, Marie-Ève Lecavalier launched her eponymous womenswear label in 2018, following her studies in Switzerland at HEAD Genève, and her receipt of the Chloé Prize and a special mention for her Masters collection at Festival d’Hyères’. In 2019, she was shortlisted for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, and was also awarded the CAFA/Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent.

LECAVALIER launched exclusively worldwide with the partnership of leading e-commerce retailer SSENSE. LECAVALIER is now growing beyond its Montreal roots, spreading its ethos of inclusiveness around the globe.

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Shortlisted
LVMH Prize
2019
Paris, France
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Winner Chloé Prize + Winner Honourable Mention from the Jury
International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères
2018
Hyères, France
Master's degree in Fashion and Accessory Design
HEAD Geneva Sep. 20, 2015 - Jun. 15, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland

The aim of the programme is to train designers capable of providing new aesthetic impulses, whether running their own clothing, accessory or jewellery brands or as artistic directors of established firms.
As of the 2012-2013 academic year, HEAD – Geneva offers a new master’s course in Fashion and A

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ccessory Design, the only one of its kind in Switzerland. The course is aimed at Swiss and foreign students and young professionals working in fashion and accessories (apparel and accessories in the broad sense: jewellery, watches, spectacles, ‘personal equipment’ and so on) or related disciplines.

The course focuses on design projects for the human body connected with the individual’s identity and social status issues, activities and needs, and more generally issues of lifestyle and Zeitgeist. It sets out to strengthen designers’ creative skills in appropriating their own language, stylistic vocabulary and world. They must be able to translate these elements into collections and products that respond to contemporary or future social issues and put them to use in various contexts.

Knowledge of products and technical skills will give designers an overall mastery of design, production and distribution processes. In today’s globalized markets, creativity has become a crucial means of competitive differentiation and success. This course fits neatly into this context, combining skills in design and artistic direction. It trains designers for senior positions in the fashion and accessory sector (creation, production, distribution, marketing, communication and product positioning). Their strength is their ability to adapt their creativity to shifts in the market – a cooperative, systemic creativity that includes creation, design, production, distribution and communication. The aim is to train innovative creators who can provide a new aesthetic impulse either as self-employed designers with brands of their own or as design managers or artistic directors working for established brands.

This master’s course is part of the University of Applied Sciences and Art Western Switzerland’s Master of Arts degree in Design, provided by HEAD – Genève and the ECAL. Several cross-cutting modules are provided jointly by both institutions.

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Scholarship for Master's degree at HEAD in Geneva
Fondation de la Mode de Montréal
2016
Montreal, Canada

The Fondation de la mode de Montréal offers higher-learning bursaries to encourage the continuation of Bachelors or Masters studies in the fashion field, both in Canada and abroad.

Junior designer and graphic designer
Montelle Intimates Mar. 1, 2015 - Aug. 30, 2015
Montreal, Canada

- Sketching
- Technical files
- Fabric sourcing
- Color sourcing
- Print development
- Quality control

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Research assistant
YING GAO Jun. 1, 2011 - Aug. 30, 2015
Montreal, Canada

- Textile development
- Sewing
- Patternmaking
- Sketching
- Technical files
- Exhibitions installations
- Fashion week organisations (Madrid, Toronto and Montreal)

Scholarship for Master's degree at HEAD in Geneva
Fondation de la Mode de Montréal
2015
Montreal, Canada

The Fondation de la mode de Montréal offers higher-learning bursaries to encourage the continuation of Bachelors or Masters studies in the fashion field, both in Canada and abroad.

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Textile research and development
OM SIGNAL Jun. 1, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2015
Montreal, Canada

- Textile development
- Sewing
- Patternmaking
- Sketching
- Technical files
- Fabric sourcing
- Color sourcing

Scholarship for bachelor's degree at UQAM
Fondation de la Mode de Montréal
2014
Montreal, Canada

The Fondation de la mode de Montréal offers higher-learning bursaries to encourage the continuation of Bachelors or Masters studies in the fashion field, both in Canada and abroad.

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Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design and Marketing
UQAM Montreal Aug. 28, 2011 - May. 20, 2014
Montreal, Canada
Design assistant
RAD HOURANI Jun. 1, 2013 - Aug. 30, 2013
Montreal, Canada

- Styling
- Shoot assistant
- Design assistant

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Design intern in RTW women woven's department
Alexander Wang Feb. 1, 2013 - Jul. 30, 2013
New York, United States

- Textile development
- Sewing
- Patternmaking
- Sketching
- Technical files
- Fabric sourcing
- Color sourcing
- Drapping
- Archives research

Scholarship for bachelor's degree at UQAM
Fondation de la Mode de Montréal
2013
Montreal, Canada

The Fondation de la mode de Montréal offers higher-learning bursaries to encourage the continuation of Bachelors or Masters studies in the fashion field, both in Canada and abroad.

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Prize for an ethical fashion project.
ImagINE
2013
Montreal, Canada

Prize from the Fondation ImagINE for an ethnical fashion design project in Montreal,
Canada.

Scholarship for bachelor's degree at UQAM
Fondation de la Mode de Montréal
2012
Montreal, Canada

The Fondation de la mode de Montréal offers higher-learning bursaries to encourage the continuation of Bachelors or Masters studies in the fashion field, both in Canada and abroad.

Skills

Pattern making

Fabric sourcing

Sewing

Leather

Fur

Technical drawing

Tech Packs

Prints

Knit

Fabric tech packs

Jeanswear

Sportswear

Research and development

Drapping

Color sourcing

Casting

Fitting

Styling

Software skills

Adobe AI Illustrato

Adobe Ps Photoshop

Adobe Id In Design

Adobe Lr Lightroom

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Languages

English

Bilingual

French

Native language

Les moires - Marie-Ève Lecavalier

Article on the first Master's collection of Marie-Ève Lecavalier at HEAD school of design in Geneva.

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