Lucian Matis

March 07, 2012 18:50 ET

Lucian Matis Presents Nature's Art in Symmetry for Fall/Winter 2012 at Toronto Fashion Week

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2012) -

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Commencing the official Toronto Fashion Week schedule, renowned Canadian designer Lucian Matis will present his Fall/Winter 2012 collection at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West, Toronto on Monday, March 12 at 6:00pm.

Inspired by his admiration of the smallest details in nature; be it the profound balance of a butterfly's wings, rock formations or the linear lined orb of Earth, the Lucian Matis Fall/Winter 2012 collection celebrates nature's art in symmetry.

"The lines in nature can travel, swirl and conjoin. These natural patterns are nature's expression and purpose," explains Matis. "My designs have adapted and evolved through colours and shapes; the grace in movement which this planet and nature must play out from minute to minute, birth to death, and most importantly, the beauty in attraction."

For the third season in a row, Lucian Matis Inc. continues its partnership with beauty by Smashbox - this fall show led by Director - Global Pro Lead Artistry, Smashbox Cosmetics Lori Taylor, and hair by Schwarzkopf Professional.

"I am very excited to be working with the talented teams at Smashbox and Schwarzkopf once again for makeup and hair," says Matis. "Having the expert artistic eye of Lori Taylor on board as lead makeup artist brings together an essential element to presenting my vision for this season."

Expected celebrity guests include Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method), Keisha Chante, Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas), Leah Miller (eTalk, So You Think You Can Dance Canada), Monica Schnarre, Stacey McKenzie, Fefe Dobson, Cory Lee (Degrassi), Lisa Berry (Combat Hospital, Nikita), and Meghan Heffern (Blue Mountain State, Almost Heroes).

Additional sponsors include Fairmont Royal York, Fiji Water, P1M, Marketwire, Peroni, Collavini Prosecco, Tips Nail Bar, and Purdy's Chocolates.

Lucian Matis is available through custom orders through www.lucianmatis.com.

ABOUT LUCIAN MATIS

Romanian-born, Toronto-based fashion designer Lucian Matis began designing at a very early age. Prior to moving to Canada in 1999, Matis studied art at the Sibiu Art Institute in Transylvania. Matis graduated in 2003 from Ryerson University's esteemed Fashion Design Program where he received multiple awards. His first professional collection was presented at L'Oreal Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2007.

Matis gained national attention and a vast fan base through his participation on the first season of Slice Network's Project Runway Canada. He has since been featured in several in-depth profiles on Fashion Television, eTalk, ET Canada, Breakfast Television, CityLine, Marilyn Dennis, Global News, CBC, and more. His work has graced the pages and covers of numerous national and international publications, including FASHION, FLARE, ELLE Canada, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, and Women's Wear Daily (USA). For more information, visit www.lucianmatis.com.

ABOUT SMASHBOX

Smashbox is a photo studio-inspired prestige cosmetics company based in Los Angeles. Smashbox was founded in 1996 by brothers Dean and Davis Factor, great-grandsons of the makeup legend Max Factor and founders of Smashbox Studios. They were inspired by their celebrity clients to create a unique makeup brand that met the highly demanding needs of a professional photo shoot. Since that time, Smashbox has established itself as a highly successful prestige cosmetics brand and top performer in specialty beauty channels. The majority of Smashbox's sales are in North America, but the brand is distributed in more than 40 markets worldwide. It is the leading Hollywood cosmetics brand loved by young consumers.

Distributed in Canada by Quadrant Cosmetics Corp. (1-800-268-0959), Smashbox is available at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Murale, Sephora and select independent boutiques throughout Canada. www.smashboxcanada.com.

ABOUT SCHWARZKOPF

Schwarzkopf Professional is a division of Henkel Consumer Goods. Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 48,000 people and reported sales of 15,092 million euros and adjusted operating profit of 1,862 million euros in fiscal 2010. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.

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