Since launching her Canadian-made sporty-meets-chic fashion label in 2009, Montreal-based designer Mélissa Nepton has become a go-to designer for women who want their casual wardrobe staples to also be statement pieces. Yes, you can have the best of both worlds. Tonight, Nepton will show her Fall/Winter 2014 collection at World MasterCard Fashion Week at 8pm. Standout pieces we’re already looking forward to include a track suit-inspired coat, a one-piece jumpsuit and quilted sweat shirts…
Tell us a bit about yourself. What should people know?
I’m a new mother and am loving the experience every day.
What are the biggest challenges and best rewards about what you do?
The biggest challenge is that you must focus on multiple areas when you have your own company – creativity, sales, marketing… all at the same time. The best rewards are seeing the result of your work in each season’s lineup. Seeing your company perform well makes it worth it.
What are three things you can’t live without?
My mascara, my phone and a snack in my purse.
Finish this sentence: I love Toronto because…
…I can discover new places each time I visit. There are so many different styles and inspirations in this city.
What’s one of your favourite go-to designers?
Christopher Kon bags are luxurious and they have the highest quality standards.
What products are always in your beauty/grooming bag?
Biotherm apricot cream and a Lise Watier blush.
What style trends are you obsessed with right now?
80s sport chic!
What’s your favourite spa?
Bota Bota Spa in Montreal.