Born in Vientiam (Laos) in 1972, Southidara Siphay moved to Canada in 1979 and enrolled in the fashion program at Marie-Victorin in 1991.

Encouraged by friends and faculty, Southidara entered the Smirnoff Fashion Awards competition in 1994 and was named the Canadian grand prize finalist.

After graduation, Southidara apprenticed with Canadian designers Marie Saint Pierre and Todd Lynn before starting his own line, YSO, an acronym stemming from the last letter of his first name and the two first letters of his last name.

   Artistic Approach

Creation Yso, by Siphay Sothidara
The fall 2002 collection was inspired by urban mist or rain: it opooses love vs. hate; strength vs. vulnerability.

"A nostalgic contemporary interpretation of contradictions."

(Siphay Southidara)

For many in the know, this brilliant young stylist is on the brink of international recognition.

YSO is available at TNT, Hoax couture, Parade and Holt Renfrew in Toronto, Schad in Ottawa, August&Lotta in St-John's and U&I in Montréal.

























  David Blatherwick

  Cai Guo-Qiang

     & Rintala


  Marcel Dzama

  Graham Gillmore

  Betty Goodwin

  Angela Grauerholz

  Daniel Guzman

  Mathew Hale

  Anton Henning

  Cisco Jiménez


  Lux Lindner

  Corinne Marchetti

  Jorge Luis Marrero

  François Morelli

  Claudia & Julia Müller

  Alain Paiement

  Bruno Peinado

  Ed Pien

  Jean-François Prost

  John Scott

  Kiki Smith

  Siphay Southidara

  Barthélémy Toguo

  Torolab (Raúl &
     Marcela Cárdenas)

  Pablo Vargas-Lugo

  (S. Scala & S. Crispino)

  Jean-Luc Verna

  Fabien Verschaere


  Michel Iorio


  Cees Krijnen



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