Fashion Designer Mélissa Nepton specializes in modern prêt-à-porter couture aiming to the urban career women; a vision that reflects both her personality and her vision of fashion.
“For me, fashion is a force of expression that impacts positively women’s life. And in return, women bring to fashion a sense of sensuality, fluidity and femininity. It’s a communication rooted in comfort, practicality and security.” Mélissa knew from a young age that fabrics were creative tools she wanted to explore as she watched her mother make theater costumes and children’s clothes.
Mélissa Nepton quickly embraced a steadfast road to fashion perfection. She completed her prep school years attending the renowned Marie-Victorin College’s fashion program before entering Montreal’s l’École supérieure de mode. Mélissa’s talent was already noticeable and attracted the interest of famed teacher Esther Trépanier (now director of Musée des beaux-arts du Québec). Under her guidance, she set sail for Paris to complete her academic education at L’école nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs de Paris, a formative year where she presented her first runway show.
Back in Montreal, Mélissa Nepton furthered her understanding of the industry’s business side working as a buyer-designer for the Marie-Claire Group. Her dream of creating her own label came true in the unique form of a reality TV show when she was cast in La Collection, Québec’s version of Project Runway. Mélissa soon after established her hyponym label and followed with a first collection at Montreal’s Fashion Week in 2009. Since then, Mélissa Neption has quickly established herself among top designers in Québec and enjoys a strong following amid Québec celebrities.