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Valérie Lamontagne

Born in 1968 - Died in 2019


2005 - 2019

© Julia Marois. Photo courtesy of Valérie Lamontagne

Valérie Lamontagne was an artist, designer and researcher with an interest in smart clothing and accessories. She was the owner and designer of 3lectromode, a Montreal wearable electronics atelier started in 2010 that was dedicated to crafting and consulting in this field. She also launched the Fashiontech Festival in Montreal in 2017, an event that brought together stakeholders from various sectors and academia to discuss the theme of fashion and technology. Lamontagne also curated a number of exhibitions, notably The Future of Fashion is Now at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 2015.

From 2001 to 2017, Valérie Lamontagne was an adjunct professor at Concordia University, where she earned a PhD with a dissertation entitled “Performative Wearables: Bodies, Fashion and Technology.” In February 2018, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences appointed her a professor of Fashion Research and Technology at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. Her career was cut short by her untimely death in 2019.

Valérie Lamontagne © Dominique Lafond. Photo courtesy of Valérie Lamontagne


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