MEET THE TEAM
PRESIDENT & VICE-PRESIDENT
Klara is currently completing her marketing degree at Concordia. Along with her passion for the fashion industry, she has a strong interest in social entrepreneurship and charity. This busy bee’s style is inspired by Stella McCartney and Maria Grazia Chiuri, and follows the idea that less is more. Keep an eye out for her around campus, she is most likely wearing pink (even on days other than Wednesday)!
Raphëlle had started out as a Biochemistry student but soon found herself head over heels for business. She decided to retire from her lab coat days and to transition into Marketing at JMSB. Always channeling her fashion icons, Danielle Bernstein and Chiara Ferragni, Raph is a true blogger. Visit Dash of Raph for bubbly content and styling advice by yours truly.
VP of Business Relations
Gabriella Cancian is in her final year as a Human Relations & Marketing student. She always had a passion for fashion and admires icons like Anna Maria Masi, Kate Hutchins and Charlotte Emily SandersShe joined the CFBA to be able to connect with and learn from the industry’s professionals and be apart of a team that shares the same mission. Within the CFBA, she is determined to bring students and industry leaders together to emphasize the appreciation of the world of fashion!
Laurence, a women empowerment advocate, sees herself becoming one of Montreal's top female entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. Big goal you would say, but for Laurence, the sky's the limit. She is currently completing her finance degree at John Molson, and already has a diploma in fashion marketing. If you meet her in the streets, she will probably talk to you about the last conference she attended, the product development of shoes or all about her next BIG project. Her motto: be the change you wish to see in the world.
Director of Business Relations
As a true egyptian, with Dubai as his backdrop for his adolescence, Maher Shenouda’s focus on international business as his major is only fitting. The last name can be dissected to cultivate a colloquial nickname, bearing the title of Shen. And Shen’s clothing ensembles yearn to emulate vintage 70s fashion in conjunction with the likes of Hector Bellerin. A footballer who serves as an icon, carrying forth Shen’s major passions through his constant exhibit of utilizing football in fashion and his environmentalism. To return to his roots, Shen dreams to create a space and platform for creatives in the Middle East, always with his mantra on hand: to just have a good time.
Director of Business Relations
VP of Marketing
If Justine had the DeLorean she would go back to the 1980s. Never without her Star Wars Lego key chain, this marketing student’s creativity won’t stop growing!
She believes in one thing: Fashion is all about storytelling, and this is why this industry inspires her so much. She wishes to create fashion editorials as
inspiring as Grace Coddington’s and as beautiful as Quincy Jones’ melodies. Her favorite hobbies are to get lost in museums and have coffee, lots of coffee!
Director of Marketing
“Vivian” for acquaintances, “Viv” for close friends and “Vivi” for her dad only. As a Co-op marketing student at John Molson, Vivian definitely puts her 100% in all that she does (and maybe a little extra in the outfits she wears). She plays hard and works even harder for her dream to come true: becoming the Don Draper of the Fashion world. She states Rihanna as her fashion inspiration for the streets and Iris Apfel for the office.
Director of Media
Aidan is working towards his marketing degree at Concordia. Known to his friends as Aids, Aidan is a freelance artist who works in video, photo, and graphic design. His main style icon is himself. Catch Aidan getting around in his fixie, rain or shine - and maybe even snow!
THE CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM
FINANCE, INTERNAL & 1ST YEAR REP.
Dai Wei Zhang, an Accounting student, believes elegance is not old but unchanging. Beneath the cloak of professionalism, he is curious and loves trying new things. He thinks individualism, confidence and an uninfluenced taste are the key to be authentic. Prince of Wales is his Style Icon. Someone said, “Prince Charles has always looked weirdly out of time.” Are you talking about fashion shows? He laughed.
LYSE RACHEL MUHAYANGINGO
As a lover of the cultures around the world and an avid reader, Lyse is always looking for new perspectives through which she can explore the world. This business technology management major with a minor in computer science is described by her peers as a "ball of energy" and a great person to hang out with.
First Year Representative
Jordan "asmr for the eyes" Marcelino is a Design student that is constantly looking for new creative challenges. Jordan can be found in the wild looking up, down, left and right searching for creative inspiration. Looking up to the likes of Virgil Abloh and Kim Jones, Jordan hopes to soon start his own bag line based on the idea of using objects not traditionally found in the fashion industry.
VP of Events
With having traveled to over 30 countries and growing up internationally, Kendall’s love of culture and fashion has taken inspiration from all over the world. Being a sociology major has not slowed her down when it comes to her love of clothes, film and being surrounded by people. Kendall’s love of fashion goes from theatre avant-garde to New York street-style but ultimately her mom might just be her greatest fashion icon.
VP Corporate Communications
Since she isn’t a big fan of nicknames (an unfortunate quirk), Melissa only likes going by her first name. Being in her last year of Communication Studies, she is looking forward to using all the skills she’s gained throughout her undergrad. While her fashion inspirations are always changing, right now, she’s noticing that a lot of it’s coming from the musical artists she listens to – Charlotte Day Wilson, Steve Lacy, Tierra Whack, etc. Overall, she hopes that anyone and everyone is able to take something positive away from the CFBA this year.
Director of Corporate Communications
His name is Nong Nghia, but people know him by John - A film student who adores dapper wear. He believes "dressing well is half the talk", that is why you will never see John underdressed on any occasion. He strives to dress as dangerous as James Bond.