My final day of fashion week in Montreal took a little effort. It lasts for four days, but I only lasted for three! Battling a mini-cold that was trying to settle in, I knew that it would take every ounce of my fashion-lovin’ to get me through this night (sending good vibes to fellow Montreal In Fashion Bloggista, who was sick!).
I got to go backstage to see primping for the Lovas show, up close and personal. The models were getting ready and big hair and bold (lime green!) eyeshadow was the look.
The Lovas clothes felt like a modern interpretation of 80’s neon; the colors were basic black and white and then…beyond vibrant. The shapes were a mix of some fun party frocks and some conservative garments, but the rock’n’roll accessories and the color infusions would certainly brighten up any boardroom.
My favorite part of the collection was a trio of bright yellow pieces with oversized paillettes. There was also a new silhouette presented: a portion of fabric that wrapped around the waste of a few looks. I still am not sure if this innovation was extremely flattering (highlighting a petite waist, while also camouflaging any tummy) or bizarre (looked a biiiiiiit like a sweater wrapped around the model’s waste)…
This show was a Montreal first and Iris Setlakwe rose to the occasion. Her “today’s woman” fashions were just that- easy pieces that were on trend (jumpsuit after romper after jumpsuit), a touch militant and in basic neutral colors like chocolate brown and white.
Soia & Kyo
Totally Geek to totally Chic…raincoats never looked so nerdy-cool. Between the bow ties and the red-rimmed glasses, this Soia & Kyo show had me at hello.
This show made me feel like a chic jacket and a bit of red makes any outfit…
So that is it for Montreal Fashion Week (phewf! I am exhausted!!!). All-in-all it was a great show, had a warm unpretentious vibe and was filled with surprisingly interesting and stylish fashion. It just might be that this little “taste of Europe” city is starting to give its neighbors a run for its money. Stay tuned….
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