Mélissa Nepton

Fashion designer Mélissa Nepton specializes in modern, ready-to-wear couture that targets the urban career woman. Hers is a vision that emanates from tailoring mastery and practicality, reflecting both her personality and view of fashion.

Mélissa understood at a young age that fabrics were creative tools she wanted to explore as she watched her mother create theater costumes and children’s clothes. Mélissa quickly embraced a steadfast road to fashion perfection. She completes her prep school years attending the renowned fashion program at Marie-Victorin College before entering Montreal’s L’École supérieure de mode. Mélissa’s talent is already noticeable and attracts her teachers’ support, encouraging her to pursue studies abroad. This called to Mélissa’s sense of adventure, and she set sail for Paris to complete her academic education at L’École Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris – a formative year where she presents her first runway show.

Back in Montréal, Mélissa furthers her understanding of the industry’s business side by working as a buyer-designer for the Marie-Claire Group. Her dream of creating her own label comes true in the unique form of a reality TV show when she was cast in La Collection, Québec’s version of Project Runway. Mélissa soon after establishes her eponymous label and followed with a first collection at Montreal’s Fashion Week in 2009.

In a mere few years, Mélissa Nepton has created collections that made an impact on the Canadian fashion scene, allowing her to become one of the top designers in the country.

“For me, fashion is an expression of rigueur that impacts women’s lives in a positive way. And in return, women bring to fashion a sense of sensuality, fluidity and femininity. It’s a communication rooted in comfort, practicality and confidence.”

— Mélissa Nepton

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