Leanie van der Vyver
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...
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.
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.