Background

In 1985 Judy graduated from the "
International Academy of Design & Technology"  in Toronto with a Fashion Design Graduate Diploma.  She continued to cultivate her skills working with experienced designers and larger companies in the Toronto fashion district.

Judy Jost Fashions was founded in 1987 in Sarnia specializing in a full collection of beautiful upscale silk and lace lingerie which was sold to stores in Bayfield and Toronto. As the company grew she expanded into bridal and evening wear which has become her main stream of business.  Having been an avid figure skater for many years and recently involvement in dance she has become well known for designing elaborate theatrical and dance costumes.  Judy's latest collection caters to tropical brides featuring gowns that are elegant and light weight specifically geared for hot southern climates - noting that the typical heavy "poofy" wedding gowns are not conducive to this environment and weather.

Judy's attention to detail and unsurpassed personal service have carved a niche for her in the bridal market! As a Canadian designer she takes pride in the fact that her gowns are created locally and with high quality standards. Her unique service offers negotiable timeframes which cannot always be accomplished by offshore manufacturers. She always looks forward to new challenges and hopes you enjoy the collection.

Other projects have not been limited to bridal gowns, they have included....
  • Mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaids, evening wear;
  • Skating costumes;
  • Theatre and performance costumes (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, and Imperial Theatre);
  • Interior design and decoration (window treatments);
  • Children's wear;
  • Teaching (Fashion Arts class / Adult learning, High school, and Elementary school);
  • Monthly Fashion column in a local magazine;
  • Organized numerous fashion shows;