Yesterday I had another fun evening at Montreal's Festival Mode & Design. Nice sunset, big yet chilled-out crowd, a nice golden light. Can't say I loved the particular show I saw, Point Zero - but hey, that's what I get for showing up without checking the schedule first...
Point Zero runway show
After that came a better show, called Défilé de la Diversité Corporelle. A really cool concept: casting models of different shapes and sizes to celebrate bodies that don't necessarily fit into the mold.
Truth be told, I was there to soak in the atmosphere, rather than actually pay close attention to the clothes on show, so all was good. Funny that the crowd at the VIP area was far more stylish than anyone I saw on the catwalk - have a look:
Local designer Marie-Ève Chagnon (left) of Mosaik being interviewed by Brazilian TV crew
The festival ends tonight, so as of 6 PM today (Saturday) the pop-up boutique will start liquidating its stock. Everything will be on sale at 30% off!
Pieces by 37 Canadian designers are on offer (all listed below).
Where? At the corner of McGill College and Sainte-Catherine, until 10 PM tonight.
Anastasia Lomonova www.anastasialomonova.com
Atelier B. www.atelier-b.ca
Birds of North America www.birdsofnorthamerica.ca
Bodybag By Jude www.bodybagbyjude.com
Brazen Design www.brazen-design.com
Ça va de soi www.cavadesoi.com
Charlotte Hosten www.charlottehosten.com
Creation Make it Shine www.youymakeitshine.com
Dom Rebel www.domrebel.com
Guido & Mary www.dominojeans.ca
Eve Gravel www.evegraveldesign.com
Estrella Bijoux www.estrellabijoux.com
House Of Spy www.houseofspy.com
Judy Design www.judydesign.com
Le Chat Clothing www.lechatclothing.com
Lucky 7 www.lucky7clothing.com
Melissa Nepton www.melissanepton.com
New K Industry www.newkindustry.com
Noir Bonbon www.noirbonbon.ca
Nu Fashion www.nufashion.ca
Rachel F. www.rachelf.ca
Rekognike Production Inc www.bruxedesign.com
TXT Charbon www.ladydutch.com
Valérie Dumaine www.valeriedumaine.com
Vêtement OOm Mode Éthique www.oom.ca
White Label www.whitelabel.com
Tiny Little Chairs www.tinylittlechairs.com
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON TONIGHT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Festival Mode & Design's Official Website