Fashion weeks are whirlwinds and Montreal is no exception! With countless shows, piles of style and beauty, and a ton of networking to be done, it is literally non-stop. Well, the first two days of this marathon were jam-packed with shows and here are my thoughts on a few of them.
Tavan & Mitto
This show was a total pleasant surprise. The clothes were crisp, fresh and colour blocked. I flipped for a beaded dress that would knock anyone’s socks off and a sequin copper oversized suit that totally reinvented the meaning of chic.
It didn’t shock me that Duy was also a feast for the eyes. The hint of goth was right up my current aesthetic alley and the garments were clearly constructed beautifully.
This was my third Melissa Nepton show and I can officially say I am a fan. There is a futuristic element that keeps me intrigued and she manages to inject a soft fresh colour in every collection. This season it was the most delicious and unexpected mint green.
Marie Saint Pierre
I didn’t “get” this show necessarily albeit the clothes were perfectly wearable. Fabric fringe was a constant and that was pretty interesting. The lighting was horrible (which is my only complaint)… but from what I could see, I would happily own any of it.
My conclusion: Day one was packed with wearable, quality collections.
The beauty (courtesy of P&G of course): Highlights on Day 1 were ribbon bangs (very cool), black lipstick and sleek low ponytails.
This show was certainly colourful given the Fall/Winter season it represented. Personally, this aesthetic does not appeal to me (I heard someone mention that they looked like fashion-y scrubs…eeps) and more fabric fringe was added to the Montreal fashion week mix, this time with thicker strips. A beautiful white gown was the winner on this runway- perfect for a beachy wedding.
Girls marched out in fur hats and boots which certainly grabbed (and maybe took away from?) the audience’s attention. I was digging the fringe boot accents that bopped down the runway (more fringe, shocking!) and the winter fashionista vibe is always a welcome one in my books.
The Beauty: Gorgeous high buns and crisp fresh makeup for Martin Lim and long flowing locks at Gravel.
Day 1 and 2 of Montreal Fashion Week started off with a bang. I was proud to see clothes that really looked well-made and worth the runway. The beauty was innovative and dramatic (I mean, I would even contemplate black lipstick, crazy right?) and the overall vibe was pretty energetic.
Stay tuned for the behind the scenes posts and more on the rest of MFW!
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