When we think about shoes in Quebec, we think about larger families like the Bensadouns (Aldo) and the Browns, homegrown brands like La Canadienne, Yellow, Jean-Paul Fortin, BOPIED or newcomers like L’Intervalle, Macguire, Hotel Motel, Jessica Bédard and Angela Mitchell, who have developed their own unique identity.
Surprisingly, few think about Jérôme C. Rousseau and yet! This young designer creates pumps that I cherish and I’m not alone! Now settled in Los Angeles for a few years, he now counts Charlize Theron, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift as fans! Jérôme, how are you not bitter for being so underrated in your home-country?
He answered the question honestly in this interview that took place a few weeks before he makes his way through la belle province August 19, for Montreal’s Fashion & Design Festival.