As an artist and designer, the ultimate satisfaction is seeing the creation in action, and watching people enjoy it, or so it is for Sylvain. “It was such an honour for me to see my costume creations on stage at Fierté. ‘Flawless’ is definitely the perfect word to describe how they were flowing and moving. To see how those one-of-a-kind wings and those famous hand-made vegan feathers (as we called them) were so beautifully catching the wind while the artists were performing was pretty moving. I just love working with eccentric people, it’s so inspiring!”
Montreal’s Pride was a great way for NVA to announce our presence within the community, and an incredible opportunity to meet and work with wonderful people and volunteers. It was important for us to offer the city an alternative, with high profile names and a showcase to remember.
Guests at NVA can still enjoy Sylvain’s brilliant costumes, as they are on display in the museum-style showcase on the second floor as a semi permanent installation. “What a treat for a designer to be able to see his creations being admired in a dedicated glass cube space. They’re so beautifully installed in such a stunning modern building and gallery,” expressed Sylvain.
Never Apart hopes to be involved in Fierté every year, as it is such a jubilant yet important celebration. Although LGBT rights have come so far, we believe that they still have a long way to go for complete acceptance and equality.
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