> Valérie Lamontagne
Peau d’ne: Memorial Virtual Exhibition and Panel Discussion
This is a virtual exhibition gallery space to experience the e-textiles art and FashionTech collections, research, talks and performances of Valérie LaMontagne, a pioneer in the discipline made for the ISEA2020 ONLINE: WHY SENTIENCE? Symposium. The exhibition of Valérie’s work includes images of her work, 3D Catwalks versions of a few of her pieces, videos of her work, her curated talks, and a commemorative video by close friend and PhD supervisor Joanna Berzowska. It was also preceded by panel discussion of her research and significance by friends and colleagues in the Fashion Tech scene. These can be seen below and on featured links.
> Virtual Exhibition of the work of Valérie Lamontagne
This is the panel discussion on the significance of Valérie Lamontagne’s research and fashion design work in e-textiles and Fashion Tech
Valérie Lamontagne discusses fashion-tech futures 2018 at The Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
See also the tribute video by Professor Joanna Berzowska, Associate Dean Research, Fine Arts Associate Professor, Design and Computation Arts Research Director, XS Labs, Concordia University, Montreal
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Focus on her work from 2007 – October 4, 2019
Camille made a virtual exhibition gallery space to experience the e-textiles art and FashionTech collections, research, talks and performances of Valérie LaMontagne, a pioneer in the discipline. In 2018 and was about to take her post in Amsterdam, when Valérie LaMontagne found out she has leukaemia, and spent a year fighting it.
Valérie had just successfully won her battle with the disease in August 2019, but then deteriorated and died October 4th, 2019. AUAS Dean FDMCI, Frank Kresin said after hearing of her death: “Valérie was a driving force in an international network of fashion innovators. She knew how to inspire others and create amazing work, thanks to her enormous creativity, passion and perseverance. She fought for her life, for life itself, until the very end and never lost her optimism. Her death is a huge loss for many of us and I wish her family, friends and loved ones my condolences.”
This exhibition is dedicated to Valérie and to try preserve her work and legacy in the e-textiles, wearables and FashionTech community. This is a virtual exhibition of Valérie’s work including images, 3D versions of a few of her pieces, videos of her work and her talks and a commemorative video by close friend and PhD supervisor Joanna Berzowska.
> Valérie’s Profile Links
> Valérie’s Research and Curating
- Valerie Lamontagne Professor of Fashion
- V2 Archive of Valérie Lamontagne Research
- Design Bloom Article on the Peau d’ne Weather Dresses
- CTM Festival Berlin Archive on Valérie Lamontagne
- Codame on Valérie Lamontagne’s collection
- Trendhunter’s Article on Valéries work
- V2’s 3 interviews with Valérie