with [DANDI MAESTRE] horn tip cuff - March 28, 2011



Denis Gagnon  fall/winter 2011-2012 collection during LG Fashion Week in Toronto in collaboration with Dandi Maestre’s jewelry collection.  Exhibition Place, Toronto.

This collection promises to be dazzling in terms of colors...Mixing, crossroads, fluidity, union, exchange, dialogue, alliances.... So many words to describe the main idea of the fall/winter 2011-2012 collection by Denis Gagnon. It is in the different styles that the simplicity originally valued by this label takes place. In a fusion of colors, textures and materials, the feminine silhouette, with its new profile, is enhanced by this exuberant sensuality found in the sculptural work of Denis Gagnon.

Denis Gagnon is proud to mention his collaboration with Dandi Maestre’s jewelry collection. This Toronto artist uses materials such as antlers, bull horn, rough amber and emeralds, reclaimed wood, natural seeds and nuts, and exotic leathers. These unique pieces have become the go-to accessories for women of individual taste and bold style. Dandi is inspired by native and tribal cultures worldwide.

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"TFW Diary: Hits and misses at Denis Gagnon:
Highlights included his incredible sculptural details seen on his bomber jacket, the cool leather and chiffon mixes, the oversized cobweb knits and his statement tribal -inspired accessories (a collaboration with jewellery designer Dandi Maestre)."  Fashion magazine




"Models at Denis Gagnon loaded up with Dandi Maestre reptile cuffs and unique colour blocked shoes."   Flare magazine


"Just came back from Denis Gagnon Trunk Show. His F/W Collection rocks! Faux fur, zippers and jewelry by Dandi Maestre, love it!"Blog




"Toronto: Denis Gagnon’s Cartoon Noir - gothic Lolita meets Harajuku girl."  Flare magazine





"What can you say about Montreal’s Denis Gagnon? The designer is a catwalk triple threat, able to stay true to his contemporary aesthetic, constantly push forward the way he crafts clothes and translate his look to budget-friendly collaborations. What they witnessed was less leather and fur than usual. Those materials became accents on shirtdresses, trench coats and bomber jackets in waxed linen with colourful tulle underskirts and bustles.It was all accessorized with Dandi Maestre cuffs and cocktail rings in horn and natural stones."  Andrew Sardone, Now Toronto


"Your pieces in Denis' show were fantastic!"  Corey, Toronto

"Denis Gagnon kicked off the day in an early time slot (by fashion week standards) that’s been a point of contention for some of LGFW designers.  A few designers had opted out of the LGFW schedule altogether, choosing to show off-site rather than take the early slot.

It’s All Style To Me had a chance to preview some of the FW11 collection and interview Denis at a trunk show held at jewellery designer Dandi Maestre’s boutique in Toronto’s Annex.  Denis had a great year in 2010 having collaborated on a capsule collection for BEDO, a tribute segment on Fashion Television, and 10 year career anniversary retrospective exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  “Mixing, crossroads, fluidity, union, exchange, dialogue, alliances…” are some of the words Denis used to describe his latest collection.  “In a fusion of colours, textures, and materials, the feminine silhouette, endowed with a new profile, is enhanced by this exuberant sensuality found in the sculptural work of Denis Gagnon.”  Futuristic Matrix-like zipped leathers, shaggy jet black faux-fur outerwear, on-trend pleated skirts and dresses, mossy knits, and sensual sheers mark what will undoubtedly be one of the most talked about collections of LGFW.  Incredible collection."  ItsAllStyleToMe Blog


"A very different Denis Gagnon... but one still very worthy of praise and attention. "  FashionablePress



"Thank you so much for the invitation to the wonderful event. I absolutely adore your work." 

With my outfit ready, I was geared to meet and mingle at the Denis Gagnon and Dandi Maestre event. Denis Gagnon is the fashion darling of Montreal and one of my favorite Canadian designers. His clothes are bold and innovative, although the designer himself is shy in person. With his fabulous glasses and fantastic casual outfit, Denis Gagnon was a pleasure and honor to meet. As for Dandi Maestre, she is Toronto’s jewelry darling. With her collection for FW11 is tribal, bold while still achieving a chic and urban feel. Her pieces are definitely bound to make a statement. Due to her stunning vision, her pieces are simply artistic masterpieces."  Marta, With Love blog



"Denis Gagnon Trunk Show with Dandi Maestre
All of the AWESOME< FABULOUS, ONE OF A KIND jewelry that I wear is from Dandi Maestre."  Zingara Italian Gypsy blog



"I did like the colourful Dandi Maestre reptile cuffs, though. That was a pop of colour I could handle."             Hayley Brehl,