Designer Cindy Renée Mathieu seen here with actress/comedian Niecy Nash at the DPA Celebrity Gifting Lounge for the Emmy’s
Cindy Renée Mathieu is an only child, born and raised in the northern community of Sudbury, Canada. At a very early age, many of her teachers remarked that she showed an exceptional aptitude for the arts. Cindy always enjoyed altering her Barbie clothes to create new looks with her toy Singer sewing machine. Consequently, by the age of 10, she knew she was destined to become a fashion designer. By age 12, with the help of her stepmother, she taught herself to sew.
Upon graduating high school, at the age of 19, Cindy packed up her bags and moved to Toronto. She attended Ryerson Polytechnic University to study Fashion Design and took courses including Pattern Drafting, Draping, Marketing and Illustration. Anxious to start her career early, Cindy transferred to the Fashion Design program at the International Academy of Design where she graduated two years later.
Since the inception of her line, Cindy has received international praise for her collections and has graced runways around the globe including New York, Toronto, Boston, and Calgary to name a few. Cindy’s designs have been part of editorial shoots and have also served to dress high-profile celebrities for red carpets and photo shoots.
Cindy’s meticulous nature and inherent flair to create pieces of the highest standards in aesthetic value has enabled her to garner several awards and media attention within the Fashion and Arts & Entertainment industries which include:
Have been featured at Celebrity Style Lounges in Beverley Hills for the Emmys, Golden Globes and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Clothing featured in an Elizabeth Grant cosmetics company campaign
Selected as feature designer for Boston Fashion Week and Alberta Fashion Week
Showcased at Nolcha Fashion Week as part of the Couture Collective (NYC).
Commissioned by Golden Globe Winner Angela Bassett and Emmy Award Winner William Shatner to design custom outfits.
Won a competition over two other prominent Canadian designers and was awarded the opportunity to dress host Cheryl Hickey from ET Canada for the Oscars.
Was hailed by fashion guru Jeanne Beker as a “hidden gem” in the Canadian Fashion Industry at the Special Olympics Gala that featured a fashion show with her collection.
Designed clothing for Grammy winning singer Mya.
Featured designer for opening night at Toronto Week of Style presented by Givenchy
Produced and art directed an entire fashion/entertainment segment for Motionball Gala in support of the Special Olympics, creating over 80 costumes.
Invited by the Fashion Design Council of Canada to showcase her Spring/Summer 2007 collection at L’Oréal Fashion Week.
Featured on Entertainment Tonight Canada, Fashion Television, CTV, TV Ontario, Breakfast TV, In Style Magazine, Toronto Star, Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Runway Magazine, Sharp Magazine, Anokhi, Yoink!, Cantos Cadre, Ambassador, Style, TheGlobe and Mail and various radio interviews.