Last night I had dinner at the F Bar then stopped by the Festival Mode & Design, only a couple of blocks away, on McGill College Avenue.
This is the 10th edition of the annual celebration of fashion for the people, which features lots of runway shows right on the avenue, for free, out in the open, plus a shopping rally sponsored by Loulou magazine, and DJ sets with Angelo Cadet, Nico Archambault and more.
Luckily, the opening night was warm and clear, and the crowd turned up in spades.
The Festival has set up a bunch of tents along Mc Gill College ave, including a Design Zone boutique, featuring clothes and accessories by 30 local designers.
The festival will end on Saturday night with a Dick Walsh show.
6 p.m. - Fashion show featuring looks composed with stuff from the Place Montreal Trust, the Eaton centre and Complexe les Ailes shopping centers
8 p.m. - Attik
10 p.m. - TransCanada Runway: creations by designers from all over the country.
7 p.m. - The Bay runway show
8 p.m. - Forever XXI- MY FAVOURITE bargain paradise!!
8:30 p.m. - Foxy Jeans and Bauhaus
9 p.m. - Montreal Confidential
9:30 p.m. - Finn Cultured + Cured
10 p.m. - StyleXchange
2 p.m. - Académie des arts et du design at Place Ville Marie
8:30 p.m. - Le Château runway show
9 p.m. - Guess runway show
9:30 p.m. - Dom Rebel runway sho
10 p.m. - I Love Sensation. The final blowout, orchestrated by Dick Walsh.
Official website: www.festivalmodedesign.com
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