A series of 21 fashion films selected in collaboration with FAT Arts & Fashion Week Toronto and Triptyque will be presented throughout the week. Included among them will be a tribute to Montreal-raised designer Rad Hourani, who is set to showcase his haute couture collection in Paris on Jan. 24.
A dedicated on-site space called the Designer Studio by Target will give designers more flexibility staging their fashion show or installation in a non-traditional format.
The retailer will also showcase collections from the five finalists vying for the Emerging Designer Award, earning the winner a cash prize and a chance to design a collection for Target's Quebec stores.
The annual "Canada's Breakthrough Designers" contest featuring creations from 25 fashion student finalists will be presented by Quebec-based textile company Telio.
Design duo Martin Lim, Harricana by Mariouche, Nadya Toto, Melissa Nepton, Rachel Sin and Ralph Leroy are among the designers and labels set to present fall-winter 2013 collections.
Participating designers will also be able to benefit from a partnership forged between Montreal Fashion Week and Russia Fashion Week aimed in part at providing exposure for homegrown designers abroad.
Contemporary art complex Arsenal will once again serve as the central hub of festivities.
Montreal Fashion Week runs from Feb. 4-7.
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