With a degree in marketing from Montreal’s LaSalle College and time spent interning at Diesel, as well as modelling internationally, including in New York, Milan and London, Sean Clancy is a fashion-industry insider with a passion for styling and luxury retail. “I love piecing versatile looks together for my clients,” says Clancy, a menswear specialist at Holt Renfrew, where he has been a full-time consultant for the past five years.
Clancy continues to model when his schedule allows. (Full disclosure: he is represented by Mode Models, which is owned by Kelly Streit, a judge of this year’s Best Dressed list.) Modelling, Clancy says, has had a significant impact on his life, giving him insight into an industry that influences the world. He describes his personal style as a fusion of minimal streetwear and “understated sartorial,” and creates his own looks by following the fashion advice he gives his clients: “Whatever you want to rock, just do it, and don’t think about what others are thinking. Personal style comes from the heart and what you’re feeling that day.”