Mode City has picked Canadian brand Shan as ‘Designer of the Year’ for the July trade show in Paris.
Judges felt Shan, considered to be the creator of the ‘Resort wear’ concept, stood out due to the breadth of its range of clothes and swimwear accessories, the brand’s daring style and the simplicity of its lines and cuts.
Created by Chantal Lévesque in 1985, Shan designs couture swimsuits, coordinated garments, lingerie and high-end accessories for women and men.
The brand is present around the world in more than 400 outlets, from Bon Marché to Harrods and Saks Fifth Avenue. It employs 150 people and has international distribution reaching to over 25 countries.
All of Shan’s collections are produced in Quebec, the home of its headquarters and workshop.