In the midst of Montreal Fashion Week, which happened the first week of September, Groupe Sensation Mode (the organization that produces the event) announced "huge" changes to the city's fashion calen...
Today marks Day three of Montreal fashion week's 25th season. As a crowd of bloggers, newspaper and magazine reporters and photographers huddle inside the massive Arsenal gallery in Griffintown, a clo...
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 o...
While style scribes, buyers and consumers will be seated along the runway at Montreal Fashion Week, it's the unseen viewers observing the action unfold from abroad who will be of notable interest.The...
Leanie van der Vyver
MONTREAL - Style-centred flicks are set to unspool at Montreal Fashion Week along with the fresh looks to be unveiled on the runway.A series of 21 fashion films selected in collaboration with FAT Arts...
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This season, Montreal designers Simon Bélanger and José Manuel St-Jacques of the label Unt Tld looked to Japan for inspiration. Baffled by the standing ovation as they walked the runway post-show, this duo is one to watch. For now, see the video I took backstage (in which we see a touch of makeup prep) and take part in a quick-fire interview with the boys.
MARTIN LIM blossomed in its spring and summer 2013 collection with florals and happy sorbet hues. After winning the Mercedes Benz StartUp competition last year, husband and wife team Danielle Martin and Pao Lim presented this past September at Galerie Arsenal, Montreal Fashion Week's new address. The video below offers both front row and backstage access to this growing Montreal label.
Duy Nguyen transported his fashion fans in Montreal to the beaches of St-Tropez with a show that was all luxury, glamour and very high heels. This video gives you an up-close look at his spring and summer 2013 collection, plus an intimate interview with the designer just minutes before the runway presentation.
Travis Taddeo showcased his latest collection for men at the pristine white PHI Centre in Old Montreal this past September during Montreal Fashion Week. The talented Montrealer also debuted his black and white sneaker collaboration with Aldo. This video brings the viewer inside this exclusive Montreal event. Afterward, I chat with Taddeo on the rooftop of the building to learn more about his inspiration for this season.
Denis Gagnon shows he's no drag at Montreal Fashion Week. Enlisting his eclectic entourage to walk his show, the runway was a colourful circus of models, drag queens and other friends. This video takes you backstage to see the makeup artist in action and then a private interview with man himself.
Payam Tavan and Mike Mitto are the Montreal designers behind the label Tavan & Mitto who presented their spring and summer 2013 collection on Sept. 4. In this video I speak to the directors of hair and makeup at this year's Montreal Fashion Week and caught up with the designers themselves post-show to talk about their clothes and inspirations.
Anastasia Lomonova is a Montreal-based designer whose shows at Montreal Fashion Week attract a cult following. The unveiling of the "tribal warrior femme" for her spring and summer 2013 collection at Galerie Arsenal on Sept. 4, 2013, did not disappoint. This video takes you from the front row to backstage where I interviewed the young, up-and-coming talent post-show.
Silk had it all sewn up on the first night of Montreal Fashion Week; its elegance and fluidity were highlighted in many of the spring-summer collections shown at the new Arsenal centre Tuesday night....
Wondering what colours are in for spring 2013? Based on the runways of Montreal Fashion Week, there are only two: black and white. The second day of la belle province's shows featured several spring-...