Liz Vandal, Founder and designer

Liz Vandal started her career as a fashion designer. Self-taught, she entered the universe of clothing twenty-five years ago. From dazzling beginnings she brought her originality to the rigorous domains of dance, circus, cinema and special projects. Vandal joined forces with Yveline Bonjean and Réal Houle, together, building a company of excellency.

Great partnerships link Liz Vandal with numerous choreographers and dance companies around the world: Edouard Lock; Compagnie Marie Chouinard; Margie Gillis; José Navas; Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal; Le Ballet National du Canada; The Washington Ballet; Mannheim Theater; Stuttgart Ballet (Germany); l’Opéra de Paris; Göteborg Theater (Sweden).

Vandal explores all domains of show business, from creating costumes for The Backstreet Boys Black’n Blue Tour, to films including The Lathe of Heaven directed by Philip Haas and Quebec’s Director Manon Briand’s La Turbulence des fluides.

Vandal enters the circus world, designing flamboyant insect costumes for OVO, the 25th Cirque du Soleil show, CIRKOPOLIS, a Cirque Éloize creation and the opening duo for LES 7 Doigts de La Main’s new creation Tryptique.

Collaborating with multi-national IGT (International Gaming Technology) in Las Vegas, Vandal created AVATAR costumes approved by Jon Landau and 20th Century Fox.

As a design, innovation, production and team synergy consultant, Liz offers her services to Sportswear multinational Oxylane, owner of Decathlon stores to develop avant-garde products.

As the company continues to expand, an incomparable opportunity leads Vandal’s creativity to Azerbaijan for the first European games in June 2015 where she designs an incredible 3000 costumes for the closing ceremony.

Vandal’s creativity has no boundaries !

Liz Vandal
Photo: Alexandre Donato

Architect of the body in extreme movement, her costumes reach the ultimate goal:
“Equilibrium between esthetics and technique”,
as beautiful as it is functional.

Look at Vandal complete project list
 

Yveline Bonjean, Project Manager

Yveline Bonjean
Photo: Alexandre Donato

 

Yveline Bonjean  graduates in 1981 from  Montreal’s Haute-Couture school Cotnoir Caponi, leading her into  tailoring and sewing for cinema, television, theater and ballet. In 1992, Liz and Yveline met, it was instant connection. By this great partnership, Yveline developps a unique technique in the art of tailoring and sewing, impeccably fitted costumes that offer a great longevity. Insuring  the quality control at Vandal’s, Yveline maintains the standards That defines their excellency. Accomplices, unconditional friends, Yveline and Liz create an exceptional design team for more than 20 years already and many more to come!

Réal Houle, Administrative director

Réal Houle
Photo: Alexandre Donato
 

Real Houle is a self-taught master. He is the last, but not least,  accomplice of the Vandal team. He manages the company, insuring clarity of its vision and impeccable administrative order. As a  “natural engineer”, he is the king of problem solving. He can fix, construct or invent any kind of accessories or extraordinary objects! His multi-disciplinarity offers an invaluable support to the nano-enterprise. When Real is there, we feel supported, secure and especially….loved!

 
 

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