Like Oscar Wilde’s character, Dorian is the result of a long-standing obsession with style.

After running the Question Mark Society, a 60s boutique in the Montorgueil area of Paris, graphic designer and mid-century dandy Archibald Mark decided that Montreal would be the perfect place to open Dorian, a space dedicated to the golden age of European chic, where haute couture, avant-garde and street fashion would meet.

Now, Dorian is also a womenswear brand designed and produced under the idea of the European modern cool : the flappers and the Bright Young People of the Roaring Twenties, the Existentialists of Saint-Germain-des-Près, the jaded jet-setters of La Dolce Vita, the modernist disciples of cool jazz, “Italian look” and pop art, or the Nouvelle Vague’s gamines… Dorian offers high end garments for the modern elegant women, inspired by the 20’s modernism, the refined style from the mid 50’s to the mid 60’s or the French cool of the Nouvelle Vague movies, and made in very limited quantities, with a special attention to the quality of the cut and the fabrics, in small workshops in Italy and Spain.