Lucian Matis

October 04, 2011 16:52 ET

Minto Presents Lucian Matis Spring / Summer 2012: A Collection Inspired by Madame Matisse-"Green Stripe"(1905)-Beauty by Smashbox and Hair by Schwarzkopf Professional

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) -

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Canadian Award-winning Fashion Designer, Lucian Matis, will be unveiling his Spring/Summer 2012 Collection at 99 Gallery, on Wednesday October 12.

The art world continues to be a source of inspiration for Lucian Matis. As a young boy, he pored over art books, and visited museums and galleries for endless inspiration. His essence as an artist was born on canvas where his oils, water-colours, illustrations and creative materials ultimately led to a fashion design career.

"For this collection, I found inspiration in the famed Henri Matisse artwork of his beloved wife Emilie - "Green Stripe"(1905), which was part of the Fauvism movement and showcased colours as never seen before," says Matis. The Lucian Matis Spring/Summer 2012 collection mirrors and pays homage to the great artist with a play of contrasts, light and dark, vibrant and muted colours, and textures adding not only nuance and personality to a woman's body, but also confidence.

Matis' unexpected and unusual mix of colours drawn from this artwork are layered with soft and hard fabrics, cool and warm hues emulating the brushstrokes of the great Master.

The Lucian Matis Spring/Summer 2012 Beauty Looks--Smashbox and Schwarzkopf Professional, now in their second season of collaboration with the designer and as beauty and hair styling partners of Lucian Matis, will be revealing their dramatic beauty looks created specifically for the bold and vibrant Lucian Matis Spring/Summer 2012 collection at a pre-show "media only" event beginning at 6:00 p.m. at 99 Gallery, 99 Sudbury.


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, smashbox is available at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Murale, Sephora and select independent boutiques, throughout Canada.


Schwarzkopf Professional, a division of Henkel Consumer Goods Canada Inc. is part of the business unit cosmetics/toiletries of the Henkel Group, Düsseldorf, and is one of the leading suppliers in the hairdressing business, worldwide. Based on a professional partnership with the hairdresser, the focus of Schwarzkopf Professional is to provide innovative concepts and services, which match the needs of international salon businesses. Schwarzkopf Professional is present in over 80 countries. Well known international brands include IGORA (colour), BLONDME (colour), Essensity (colour/care/styling), BC hairtherapy (care), and OSiS (styling).


Unsurpassed quality, integrity, innovation, commitment and value. These are the words that have inspired Minto since 1955.

They are the foundation of our reputation for excellence. And they continue to inspire our passion for bringing new communities to life -- communities that enjoy unmatched levels of customer satisfaction. Minto goes a step further than other leading developers by embracing the answer to a simple question as the heart and soul of every project. And that question?

"Can a better place inspire life?" The answer quite simply is yes.

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