Nominated for the award: Fashion and Style
Company: COPPS Production
Position: Fashion designer, visual artist, photographer, producer, Official Selection Committee - CANIFFF
Biography: Born in the Czech Republic, Copps always had a flair for the creative. She studied fashion and artistic courses at George Brown College and photography at New York Institute of Photography. In 2019, the culmination of her passion for fashion design, bringing people together, and entertainment was brought to life in Fashion Shoot Extravaganza. Marie Copps resides in Toronto, Canada and is known for her elaborate couture neckpieces and dazzling millinery and jewellery creations. Her exquisite work has not only been seen on Toronto stages but also at the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas and Dallas, as well as the L'Oréal Professionnel, shows in Bogota, Singapore, Melbourne, Prague, Madrid and Rome. Her dignified gowns have been a part of the Beauty Pageant Česká Miss in the Czech Republic, and her statement jewellery pieces were featured in the short film “Mirror”, which was selected for the Canadian Fashion Film Festival 2018. In 2016, Copps was the closing fashion designer at the FAT (Fashion Art Toronto). The press and audience adored her couture collection “She is a Queen” as this collection embodied the essence of female empowerment and beauty. In 2018 Copps was honoured to be chosen as 1 of 15 fashion designers for the White Cashmere Collection 2018. This world-renowned Canadian collection is an exclusive, internationally acclaimed showcase of original fashions by top Canadian designers. Copps created a luxurious gown crafted from the soft sheets of Cashmere Bathroom Tissue, complemented with a couture headpiece and decorated with crystals, pearls, and beads.