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Montreal Fashion Week, 21st Edition

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

After years of shining the spotlight on our city’s unique eclectic style, Montreal Fashion Week recently celebrated its 21st anniversary. From September 6th to the 9th, fashion lovers flocked to the Mecca of all things fabulous, as runway shows were held in the Old Port at the stunning Marché Bonsecours.

Organized by Sensation Mode, the event gave us a sneak peak into the most exciting trends for the upcoming seasons, as Canada’s brightest and most promising designers showed off their talents.

Denis Gagnon, Philippe Dubuc, Marie Saint Pierre, Barilà, Travis Taddeo, Cluc, Dimitri Chris, Simon Chang, Annie 50, Anomal Couture, Soïa & Kyo, Anastasia Lomonova, Andrew Floyd, Dinh Bà Design, Mélissa Nepton, Iris Setlawke, Label Europe, and Duy (among others) all presented their Spring/Summer 2012 collections.

Of course, the front row and post-show VIP lounges were the stomping grounds for Montreal’s fashion elite.

Spotted? Denis Gagnon himself, sitting pretty in his high drama black frames at Travis Taddeo (the Lasalle College grad’s collection was all about stylish feathers, fantastic capes, distressed denim, black leather, and transparent blouses).

Denis Binet was also surrounded by hot young fashion things. The consulting stylist for Pantene Pro –V and his team were busy doing hair backstage.

The runway shows were all breathtaking and the event’s energy, even more so. Everywhere you turned there were daring outfits, free-flowing bubbly, gazelle legs, and flashing lights. There is no doubt that when Montreal does fashion, they do it right.

Check out Fashion Magazine’s video coverage of the most highly anticipated runway collections.

By: Sophia Loffreda, Montreal

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – January in Montreal

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Start 2011 off in style and make a point to visit some of the great exhibits currently on in the city. Here are my top three must-see exhibits that are worth bundling up and braving the chilly outdoors to see!

1. Fashion Stills at the Sofitel Golden Mile
This photo exhibit finishes its world-wide, year long tour at downtown Montreal’s Sofitel Hotel. Fashion Stills is a picture collection of some of Haute Couture’s most famed fashion houses (Dior, Chanel, Yves St-Laurent and more) as captured by some of fashion’s most legendary photographers. Sofitel (1155 Sherbrooke Street West), exhibit closes this month.


Karl Lagerfeld by Jean-Marie Périer


Yves St-Laurent and Carla Bruni by Jean-Marie Périer

2. Denis Gagnon at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

This exhibit marks the first time that a Quebec couturier has been featured at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Mr. Gagnon is definitely deserving of this honour! 2010 was a great year for Denis Gagnon and it looks like 2011 will be just as busy as he has just announced the opening of a boutique in Old Montreal this spring. I can’t wait! Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, exhibit closes February 2011.





3. Jean Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois
I admit this isn’t an exhibit per se, but Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed up with famed French furniture design store Roche Bobois and designed a collection, to commemorate Roche Bobois’ 50th anniversary, that is currently in stores. Roche Bobois (505, avenue Du President-Kennedy)



By: Jessica MacKinnon, Montreal

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – NYE Style Guide

Thursday, December 30th, 2010




With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, and boxing day sales on our side, a lot of us are on the hunt for the perfect evening dress! Sequins are a NYE go-to but if you’re feeling like trying something new, here are three other fun Fall/Winter trends as seen in the collections of some of my favourite local designers and boutiques.

Trend # 1 : LEOPARD

Vintage from Friperie Swing (151 ave des Pins East, Montreal). Vintage and second-hand is the best way to buy something fun without breaking the bank. Here are some other great boutiques to check out: Friperie Boheme (260 St-Viateur East, Montreal) and Local 23 ( 23 Bernard East, Montreal).

Trend # 2 : FRINGE
Denis Gagnon – Available at Reborn, in Old Montreal, and Holt Renfrew stores across Canada.

Trend # 3 : METALLIC

Mulcair – Available at and boutique George and Jane (5364 St-Laurent, Montreal).

By: Jessica Mackinnon, Montreal

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