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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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Mmode fashion cluster gets rolling; board of directors in place

One year later, we are sitting in another impressive sunlit atrium of another Montreal fashion force. Again, fashion insiders – designers, manufacturers, executives, teachers and interested parties – are out in the hundreds to try to revive an industry in turmoil. The occasion is the first annual meeting of the mmode “grappe,” or cluster, a [...]

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The fashion world on her shoulders: Five questions for mmode’s new director

She's got the fashion world on her shoulders. Debbie Zakaib has been named executive director of mmode, the Montreal fashion industry cluster – or grappe, as it is known in French. Mmode has been seven years in the making: it has four goals: to build a brand image for Montreal, train a workforce, offer tech support and develop [...]

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