Toronto based designer Lucian Matis discovered his love of fashion and design at an early age. Born into fashion in the city of Bla Romania, he was immersed in the design world at an early age by his mother in her tailor shop. This was where he perfected the intricate hand sewing techniques that he would soon be known for. After studying fine arts in Europe, Lucian attended Ryerson University in Toronto to continue his studies in fashion. His first collection was launched in 2007 and presented at Toronto Fashion week to much acclaim. His designs have been featured on various television shows including Project Runway and Canada’s Next Top Model, as well as notable fashion magazines such as Elle and WWD. His collections stand out for their couture quality embellishment, and consist of elegant evening wear and day wear with finely crafted details.