Whether jersey, leather or wool, fitted or pleated, leggings will be an essential item for fall/winter 2013 -- at least according to the Quebec designers being featured at Montreal Fashion Week

Day one of the shows featured wares that gave "Semaine de mode de Montréal" an air of androgyny. Models strutted their stuff down the runways wearing slender, tapered bottoms paired with oversized coats and capes.

In terms of colour, a go-to shade will most certainly be black. Whether lace or leather, the dark power tone is most certainly back in vogue. Pops of colour will come to fashion items in the form of purple, raspberry and royal blue.

Take a look at some of the fashions from Montreal Fashion Week day one.

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  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Melissa Nepton

  • Nadya Toto

  • Nadya Toto

  • Nadya Toto

  • Nadya Toto

  • Nadya Toto

  • Nadya Toto

  • Nadya Toto

  • Nadya Toto

  • Nadya Toto

  • Nadya Toto

  • Nadya Toto

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi

  • Pedram Karimi