école supérieurE de mode de montréal
grand prize: marilyne Baril


This dress is inspired by the contrasts and structure of chess game. It is made of neoprene and more than 500 small coyote fur pieces sewn together.
The twisted skirt brings craziness to this structured and complex universe. We get lost of the whirlwind of thought surrounding this game.

Marilyne Baril fur design winner sketch
Marilyne Baril fur design winner DRESS


Marilyne Baril was born in 1986, Montreal, Canada. She studied Fashion Design, with a fur specialisation at Marie-Victorin College and Fashion Design Management at University of Quebec in Montreal. Since she entered the fashion industry in 2006, she won 9 scholarships and awards; three of them from the Fondation de la mode de Montréal and four from the Fur Council of Canada.

Always having an interest for fur, in 2008 she participated in the Fur Research and Development internship at NAFA studio in Toronto. While she worked as an assistant designer at Body Bag and Boyz co. in 2008-2009, she improved her fur techniques doing a fur design internship in Paris at Noewa Fourrure, bringing fur in the front line of her creative process.

With her final school project at University of Quebec in Montreal, her prêt-à-porter collection won the Award of the best collection. Also due to this award, she got a job of junior designer at Garage, high-energy brand of Montreal.

Student contest presentation, NAFFEM Montreal 2010


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