Lucian Matis was born into fashion in the historic city of Blaj, Romania. He was immersed at an early age into fashion by his mother in her tailor shop; it was in this very shop that he perfected some of the most intricate hand techniques that still strongly influence his aesthetic.
Matis studied fine arts in Europe before immigrating to Canada in 1999, where he continued his studies attending Ryerson University's prestigious fashion design program. He advanced through the program at an accelerated pace and his final year collection was met with accolades and showcased his considerable talent.
Since his first collection in 2007, which was presented at Toronto Fashion Week the Lucian Matis brand has continued to grow. Most recently, the Lucian Matis Spring/Summer 2016 collection was awarded Best Collection at Toronto Fashion Week by Fashion Magazine.
His work is prominently featured in both national and international publications both online and in-print, including French Magazine, Dress to Kill, Flare, Fashion, Elle Canada, The National Post, WWD, Tribute and Launchpad, to name a few.