Former Peterborough Petes participant Cameron Lizotte goes from hockey to vogue design

Whereas taking part in for the Peterborough Petes, Cameron Lizotte found his ardour for vogue.

Throughout his rookie yr, PCVS closed and its built-in arts program moved to Thomas A. Stewart Secondary Faculty the place Lizotte attended.

Lizotte was impressed by the wealthy arts tradition that was being created at TASSS. That is the place he enrolled in a vogue class taught by Jessica Sisson. It was in that class that Lizotte fell in love with the world of vogue and stitching.

“I really feel like I used to be born in Peterborough which is cool to look again at,” Lizotte stated. “My entire artistry was began in Peterborough and every part I found was there. Peterborough was virtually like a rebirth kind place for me wanting again at it.”

Lizotte nonetheless retains in shut contact with Sisson to this present day together with Cydnee Hosker, who can also be an arts instructor, in addition to retired English instructor Kim Driscoll.

“They knew what I used to be dreaming of and chasing,” he stated. “To this present day they nonetheless help me and nonetheless comply with me. These ladies are so necessary to me and I need to guarantee that they deserve some credit score for the place I’m immediately.”

Lizotte is now an award-winning designer primarily based out of Victoria, B.C. He lately received Greatest Rising Designer out of B.C. on the Vancouver Trend Week after which headlined Vancouver Trend Week as effectively.

The title for his firm, Atelier Coin, was impressed by his hometown of Sudbury which is the nickel capital of the world. His model focuses on one-of-a-kind vogue items impressed by the world round him.

He has designed items for a number of notable shoppers together with rapper G. Herbo, Canadian singer Grandson and J.D. Beck, the drummer for Anderson Paak. He has additionally designed items for his former teammate and present Washington Capitals ahead Dylan Strome, with whom he received a OHL championship in 2017.

Lizotte was most lately featured on Hockey Day in Canada for a jacket that he created for host Ron MacLean. The jacket was impressed by Owen Sound, the host metropolis of Hockey Day in Canada. MacLean’s father was within the air power, so it was necessary for the air power and Owen Sound native Billy Bishop to be represented within the design.

Lizotte took inspiration from the old-school Owen Sound Platers jerseys (the staff is now the Owen Sound Assault). He created a bomber-style jacket with a purple, yellow and black color scheme similar to the Assault and Platers colors, with diagonal traces and the emblem impressed by the Platers. On the within pocket of the jacket is the quantity 72, referencing Bishop’s 72 victories.

In an change with MacLean, Lizotte talked about how fortunate he felt to have sewn the jacket and MacLean wrote again saying that he appreciated the phrase “sewn” because it represents the 4 instructions.

“It was actually cool to listen to his perspective on the phrase ‘sewn’ as a compass and the way stitching has given me that path,” Lizotte stated.

Lizotte presently lives in a two-bedroom residence in Victoria along with his roommate and two cats and turned his bed room into his personal vogue studio. He sleeps on the sofa, a sacrifice that he thinks is effectively price it.

With the style business being identified for unethical practices Lizotte prides himself on making all his clothes himself and hopes to encourage change inside the business.

“I’m actually hoping that I can encourage designers sooner or later to type of go this path as a result of I do know it’s the onerous means but it surely’s the suitable means,” Lizotte stated.

Sarah Davies is a Peterborough native and third-year sports activities administration pupil at Humber School and an intern with the Peterborough Petes’ communications and advertising and marketing division.