Montreal Fashion Week
Une fois de plus ce soir, les défilés se sont suivis et ne se sont pas ressemblés. J'ai assisté tout d'abord à Annie50, les couleurs de rigueur étaient le rouge, noir, le bleu canard, le gris. Beaucoup d'imprimés de fleurs, des bandeaux dans les cheveux, des bérets; une ambiance très hitchcockienne qui commenca par une pose d'un modèle et une musique de films à suspense des annés 40/50.
Wednesday’s Midi Fashion shows centered around street and urban wear in women’s clothing. The collections were more colorful today, the models were lively, and the catered food at the end of show was definitely an added bonus. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the past two mornings at 555 Chabanel.
As I spoke with the designer after his show, he said that his F/W '10 collection was inspired by Moby Dick, and the history of the navy. The collection was well tailored, cool yet casual clothes for men. Lots of navy, black & neutral colors. He did things differently by not doing a normal runway, but by having the models stroll into the cocktail lounge and pose amidst vintage trunks set up against the backdrop of a whitewashed wall. Be sure to come back soon to check out the interview Silvia and I had the privilege of conducting with Philip Sparks.
J'ai assisté encore à trois défilés ce soir et, bien que les mots "leggings" et "épaulettes" soient devenus omniprésents depuis le début de cette semaine, les créateurs restent très différents les uns des autres.
Tuesday night at the Old Port, fashionistas gathered for day 2 of Montreal Fashion Week. The ambiance was lively as everyone was excited for more shows and meet-and-greets with the designers – myself included. The cocktail lounge and theatre rooms were equally buzzing with excitement, loud music, and of course, wonderful clothes.
Exclusive highlights from the front row at 555 Chabanel’s Midi Fashion Show, presented by the CIMM! Overall, it was a fast-paced show as the models strutted down the runway one after another, one clothing brand after another. Most, if not all of the shows used leggings and skinny pants in their collections. Also, a lot of the coats and sweaters defined the waistlines with a belt. All of the pieces were designed with the real woman in mind, and not just highly stylized for the glamorous runway. The morning ended with a colourful bang as Simon Chang stole the show with his latest collection.
You cannot miss the dainty chains that seem to be everywhere! On the headbands, on the clothes & as belts. Blacks, Whites & Grays, no colors for this collection. I was not very impressed with the fabrics on the soft jerseys or the fur on the boots, but I did like the fur shawls & cut out leggings. Some looks reminded me of the Matrix or a Gothic little red riding hood.
Voilà, la première journée de la semaine de la mode de Montréal vient de s'écouler. Après avoir assisté aux défilés de Marie Saint Pierre et d'Helmer, les avis divergent. Marie Saint Pierre a basé sa collection sur trois couleurs: le noir, le gris, le beige (ou devrais je dire quatre pour quelques légères interventions de blanc). La ligne directrice était la simplicité.