Simon Chang (71), Designer
Of Chinese descent, Simon Chang was raised in Vancouver before moving to Montreal. He attended the prestigious Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design on a full scholarship awarded by The Hudson’s Bay Company. Renowned as one of Canada’s most commercially successful designers, Simon continues to explore new creative horizons. An early career in graphic arts and photography is reflected in his eternal love of details, use of colour and striking graphics. His imagination is also sparked by Broadway musicals, art exhibits and street fashion, then re-interpreted through his work. Simon Chang is a man on the move, as he oversees his Canadian fashion empire from the heart of Montreal’s historic garment district. Renowned for his savvy interpretation of the trends, he insists every item in every collection – women’s ready-to-wear, plus eyewear and other accessories – receive his inimitable touch.
Find out more about Simon Chang: www.simonchang.com