Ali Davoudi is an Iranian-born fashion and jewellery designer. After moving to Montreal in 1979, he earned a diploma in fashion design from LaSalle College in 1989. He then continued his training at the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne before working as a designer for the French fashion house Lanvin.
Returning to Montreal in 1994, he launched his own brand of high-end women’s clothing, Marmouz, aimed primarily at career women. In 1995, he created a second, more affordable mass-market brand under the name Silikon, and began using Lycra as his fabric of choice. His young urban creations were popular among rave attendees and employees of hip St. Lawrence Boulevard restaurants. Between 1997 and 2001, he added men’s clothing to his collection. His designs were sold out of his atelier/shop on St. Denis Street.
After Silikon and Marmouz ceased operations in 2004, Ali Davoudi worked as a designer for Groupe Dynamite for three years. Following that, he moved to Istanbul, Turkey, where he worked for various clothing manufacturers while learning how to make jewellery. Since 2010, he has been lead designer at Davoudi & D66.
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