Fashion preview

A week of fashion in Montreal, from Fashion Preview and Prélude

Jam-packed, raucous and buzzy. Soignée, elegant and bubbly. Those were the moods at two back-to-back shows at different events to close out a week of fashion in Montreal. Quelle semaine! Fashion Preview, the showcase for emerging Quebec designers and fashion schools, took to the catwalk for its ninth edition Monday through Wednesday. On the final [...]

Fashion Preview: Mark Antoine emerges, as does a dystopian view

The buzz about Mark Antoine has been building since his student days at UQAM  just two years ago. This week, fans packed the closing show of the seventh edition of Fashion Preview for a rousing finale to the week. Bursts of orange from burnt to bright and neon green stood out, as did touches of glitter (sleeves [...]

Mark your calendars for Fashion Preview #7: Leinad Beaudet, Helmer are headliners

Fashion Preview, Montreal’s semi-annual showcase of fashion and accessory design, is two weeks away, and Daniel Beaudet will once again be one of the ones to watch with his Leinad Beaudet collection, titled Outremont, ma chère. Always poetic and evocative, Beaudet’s words match the mood of his fashion. From the invitation to the upcoming show: [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Fashion Preview: from classic to cutting edge with a touch of Amish

On Monday, I asked whether Fashion Preview, the three-day fashion showcase now under way at the Agora at UQAM’s Coeur des Sciences, was Montreal’s fashion week. There was some funny reaction to that question, with one high-level person reacting – unsolicited – to the story with a resounding, “No, no, no.” Call it what you [...]

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Fashion Preview’s fifth edition showcases fall collections: But is it fashion week?

But is it fashion week? The fifth edition of Fashion Preview kicks off Tuesday, featuring about a dozen shows from designers both starting out and established. Helmer Joseph, the couturier with experience in Paris, is back on the catwalk, showcasing a new collection based on shirts and winter coats, and made in Montreal and Haiti. A feminine [...]

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The seasons they go round and round: Judith & Charles, Marie Saint Pierre preview fall fashion

The fall/winter fashion previews continue apace. In the past few days, as winter has re-emerged, Judith & Charles and Marie Saint Pierre have invited media to view upcoming collections. It's a little bit funny. The fashion seasons are becoming a thing of the past: Burberry was the biggest recent name to dispense with the six-month [...]

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