Session 5: Entrepreneurship & Business Building

Gaby Bayona "started her first company, Truvelle, out of her apartment in 2013 with a small bank loan and a team of one (herself). With an emphasis on creating unique, locally made wedding dresses, the company has since grown to include 30 employees, a 10,000-square-foot “garment studio” in Vancouver and a burgeoning bridal empire under the umbrella of the design company Oremony Design Corp."

Harris, A. (2020, December 11). Vancouver entrepreneur Gaby Bayon is a creative force to follow. The Vancouver Sun. 


Hear from Gaby as she shares her path of building her business, bridal brands: Truvelle, Laudae, Halseene, and Love Note Bridal, and modeling agency Stranger Agency.  She is an engaging speaker, and often the source of much inspiration during field trips for the students from the Wilson School of Design.



1:35 PM - 2:20 PM

Included in your registration.


  • Gaby Bayona

    Gaby Bayona is a Vancouver-based business owner. Since 2013, she's launched bridal brands Truvelle, Laudae, Aesling, and Halseene & has opened Lovenote Bride with locations in Vancouver and Calgary. In 2018, Gaby founded Stranger Agency, a modelling agency that aims to push diversity and inclusivity in the fashion industry.