Last night, October 20th, UNTTLD won a $30K cash prize at the Mercedes-Benz Start Up contest finale. With this victory, the duo also won an intensive year of mentoring by the members of the jury, an article in FASHION Magazine and a solo fashion show at the World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 in March 2016.
UNTTLD is the collaboration of two Montréal designers: José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger, the latter, an alumnus of the Fashion Design program at LaSalle College. UNTTLD was also a mentor during the latest edition of the Signature fashion show, an annual event celebrating the hard work accomplished by Fashion Design graduates of LaSalle College Montréal and presenting their creations to over 4,000 spectators.
About Mercedes-Benz StartUp
Mercedes-Benz StartUp is an ongoing initiative hosting a national platform enabling discovery and support towards emerging Canadian fashion designers. Now in its fourth year, the program travels from coast to coast, identifying the next generation of rising Canadian talent and provides them access to fashion business experts to help them broaden their skills range.. Designers acquire knowledge and skillset needed to develop a sustainable career in the fashion industry, while elevating their professional profiles through unique and exclusive opportunities.