Véronique Miljkovitch is the owner and designer of her eponymous brand of women’s ready-to-wear. Relaxed, yet refined, her elegant creations use draping and folds to create asymmetrical silhouettes, available at affordable luxury prices.
Born in France and raised in Northern Ontario, Véronique Miljkovitch graduated in fashion design from Montreal’s LaSalle College in 1992. With the help of a grant from the Fondation de la mode de Montréal, she then studied fur design in Denmark at the SAGA International Design Centre.
Her career as a designer began in 1993 with a collection featuring leather and fur. Combining Indigenous traditions and bold lines, her work was awarded first prize in Japan’s Gifu fashion contest.
In 1996, Véronique Miljkovitch founded the company Anticyclone Design and set up her atelier on St. Ambroise Street in Montreal. In the late 1990s, she moved her atelier-boutique, Studio Véronique Miljkovitch, to 372 St. Catherine Street West, in the historic Belgo building. Her product line had expanded to include a line of high-end women’s clothing, which eventually became her primary focus. She also stopped working with fur.
As of 2019, Véronique Miljkovitch sells her collections at over 100 retailers in Canada and the United States, as well as on her e-commerce Website. Designed in her atelier by a staff of three people, her garments are produced either in-house or by Montreal subcontractors.
Madeleine Goubau, Contributor