Jean Michel Trees of Life Exhibition and 2018 Fashion Collection launch


Wednesday November 15, 2017 – StandOUT Publications was proud to attend an exclusive, private event held at the Calgary Zoo Enmax Conservatory on Wednesday November 15th. Although it was a crisp and very cold evening, guests were treated to viewing the Zoo Lights display on the path to the venue. The cocktail reception showcased the Trees of Life photographic exhibition of Jean Michel, the founding artist, as well as the launch of his new 2018 Fashion Collection.


Jean Michel, originally from France, is an avid traveller and superb photographer of the natural world. His artistry does not end there. Capturing the essence of the locations, elements of the photos are manipulated and printed on to silk, creating unique wearable art. Adding to the luxurious, painterly scarves that he is well known for, this year he has collaborated with local designers to produce the 2018 Fashion Collection. The fashion show presented dresses, tops, jackets (for both men and women), as well as shirts and more. He has designed truly wearable art. There were a selection of pieces available fo sale and I spoke to a few guests who made purchases.


After the show, hor d’oeuvres were served and the chocolate fountain was ready for the fresh strawberries. We were able to mingle with guests both in the observatory and in the wam lush atrium (for a while, you could almost forget it was winter in Calgary!)


Jean Michel can be found at

Photography by Chuck Smurzlo

Written by Catherine Tkach

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