Su's Founder, Madison Schill
Madison Schill began her career in fashion as a model at age fifteen, and soon rose to fame in the Canadian market. After receiving acknowledgement as one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 for her work with homeless youth, Madison took up residence in New York City where she worked and travelled internationally for two years as a Ford Model. Globally represented by the Ford brand, Madison quickly found success in what she considers to be her “heart home”, Paris. There, she worked exclusively for Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, Stella McCartney and Christian Lacroix. Madison's first international fashion week landed her on the runways of forty-three design houses, including Marchesa, Monique L’Huillier, and Oscar de la Renta.
Madison decided to stop modeling at a critical point in her career; one where her success was at it’s peak. This decision inspired her to continue empowering and supporting other young models on topics she wishes she’d been more informed on when younger. One week after leaving New York City, Madison had accepted her offer to the University of Toronto, and has just recently completed her degree in Metaphysics and French Linguistics.
While in school, Madison produced and launched the beginnings of an online style channel with the producers of Fashion Television. Interviewing the likes of DSquared2's Dean and Dan Caten, Coco Rocha, Jeanne Beker and Elsa Hosk prepared her to balance a tight schedule and curate an impressive working relationship with many foreword-thinking minds in the industry. Madison also launched Mind Over Model in 2013, a website for girls 13-24 interested in a real-life approach to the inner workings of fashion and beauty. As co-founder with former fashion model Addison Gill, the two soon became the go-to resource for top models and prodigies looking for honest insight with a light-hearted twist. In 2015, Schill spent her off-time as the full-time Fashion Writer at ELLE Canada magazine. Then 21, Schill was chosen to travel as the magazines International fashion week representative, returning to New York city for a true full-circle moment.
In her final years of schooling, Madison was associate producer on New York based documentary Straight/Curve; providing a blueprint to show the success that increased diversity and inclusivity in media can have for our society. She also flies into New York City frequently to consult with start-up tech apps bridging fashion and the consumer or translating text and dialogue from french to english, which she is fluent in. Madison's most current projects are tethered to her business Su La Po, an online platform and consultancy discussing beauty and the bigger picture.