Day 1 of Montreal Fashion Week and there have already been ups, downs and surprises (seeing old friends, breaking a camera lens, meeting a few hockey players…oh, ya and the runway!).
I attended three interesting shows with very different vibes.
Here is my take on the first day’s fashions for Fall/Winter 2013:
While this show suited me just fine, I could see a few puzzled looks from the audience. Over sized structured tunic-y tops, leggings and sky-high platforms dominated for boys and girls. Anyone who knows me, knows that this kinda get-up has been known to surface in my wardrobe, so I was less puzzled and more at home.
Standout looks: Trapeze shapes, solid colours, metallic pieces.
Dewy skin and wet hair, highlighted cheek bones and rust coloured lips.
I have to say that Melissa Nepton gives me hope. Hope for Montreal, for evolving fashion designers and for designs we see on the runway that might… actually….sell! Totally wearable sellable without compromising style, I was a fan of this equine-inspired show.
Standout looks: Draping herringbone, mixed herringbone, fitted-but-over-the-shoe baggy pants, horse print.
Equestrian hair, with a slicked top and fishtail braid. Eyes were inspired by the structured nature of the collection with a bold copper stripe.
I immediately thought of a mix Sophia Lauren (maybe minus the some of the curves) on romantic evening in Southern Italy somewhere. Feminine, floral and definitely sexy was strutting this runway. Not to mention the lace socks in heels that added a coquettish vibe.
Standout looks: Fall florals, black lace, baroque accents, rich colours.
I loved the opalescent gel being used back stage, and I may crimp my hair in the not so distant future…that is all I have to say!
On to Day 2!
And, while there are a few designers noticeably absent this season, based on Day 1 of Montreal Fashion Week, I have a feeling the show will go on.
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