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Angela Bucaro


1979 - 2001

Before working as a designer for Beverini, Kovac Mfg. and J.C. Kids Inc., Angela Bucaro studied fashion design at Montreal’s Concordia University. In 1983, she launched an initial collection of reversible coats that was well received. This success encouraged her to found her own label, Angela Bucaro Designs, in 1988. The designer produced clothing for active women.

She became known primarily for her mix-and-match knitwear as well as her fur designs.

Entering the export market in 1992, by 1995 she was exporting 20% of her production to Europe and the United States. In the 1990s, she received several awards for her entrepreneurial spirit and contributions to fashion design. She was the winner of the Arista Sun Life Award from Montreal’s Young Chamber of Commerce in 1993, a Fur Council of Canada award in 1994 and again in 1988, and three Matinée Fashion Foundation grants in 1993, 1994 and 1996. She wrapped up her business activities in 2001 and closed officially in 2006.


Desmarais, Marie-Josée. “Trois femmes à la mode” (Marie Saint-Pierre, Angela Bucaro, Chantal Lévesque), Châtelaine, vol. 36, no 10, October 1995, p. 59-70.

Des Roberts, Gilles. “Huit créateurs de mode québécois qui réussissent”, Les Affaires, 67, V, 11 au 17 February 1995, pp. 2-3.

Dolbec, Michel. “La mode québécoise à Paris”, Commerce, 3 March 1994, pp. 38-40.

Gagnon, Myriam. “Le who’s who des designers québécois”, Elle Québec, 67, March 1995.

Lavigne, Lucie. “Angela Bucaro : toute griffe dehors!”, Elle Québec, 51, November 1993, p. 46.

Legault, Francis. “La mode faite femmes” (Angela Bucaro, Louise Vincent, Chantal Lévesque, Marie Saint-Pierre, Hélène Barbeau), Elle Québec, no 61, September 1994, p. 100-102.

Simard, Renée Claude. “Angela Bucaro : designer de mode et femme d’affaires”, Les Affaires, 65(23), 19 June 1993, p. 15.

Marie-Danielle Tremblay, Francine Séguin “La croissance des P.M.E. de design de mode. Les leçons à tirer”, Gestion 2008/4 (Vol. 33), p. 22-32.

DOI 10.3917/riges.334.0022

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