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Duyorama: having fun with the Vetements phenom

It started as a joke, says Duy Nguyen, the couturier with the lavish label DUY. Now he’s opened a popup shop with his Duyoorrr  line of sweats and street wear, in concert with a few other Montreal labels. “You have Valentina on St-Hubert St., you have Prado, and why not Duyoorrr?’’ he said on opening day [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fashion Preview wrap: bright spots but slow going

In the runup to Fashion Preview, a three-day showcase of Montreal labels, I asked: Is this the new fashion week? Well, it is trying hard, but there was not enough exciting content for a three-day event. First, on the negative side, everything was slow, excruciatingly so. When Fashion Preview launched six seasons ago, it was [...]

By | October 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fashion Preview wrap: bright spots but slow going

Fashion Preview: the new Montreal fashion week?

For Emanuela Lolli, Fashion Preview is a labour of love. Lolli, who is Italian, has a background as an accessories designer and, by chance, found her passion in promoting the Montreal scene after she arrived here nine years ago. As designers and organizers get ready for the sixth edition of the Montreal fashion showcase, running for [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fashion Preview: the new Montreal fashion week?

About that dress: Sophie Trudeau in Lucian Matis

She glowed, the gown did not. The gown Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau wore to Washington's state dinner Wednesday night could have – and should have – been better. In her highest profile appearance yet, Grégoire-Trudeau chose to wear a purple gown embroidered with orange and pink floral details by Lucian Matis. It was underwhelming. The embroidered suspenders and belt were mere decoration, rather [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on About that dress: Sophie Trudeau in Lucian Matis

Sophie Trudeau in spotlight with Canadian design

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau is putting the spotlight on Canadian fashion designers as the eyes of the U.S. and the world are on her and husband Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington. Grégoire-Trudeau wore a dove grey suit custom designed for her by the couturier Duy, known for his impeccable craftsmanship. The vivacious Grégoire-Trudeau has almost always promoted Canadian [...]

By | March 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sophie Trudeau in spotlight with Canadian design