Montreal's biggest and most exciting fashion event is just around the corner. From September 3 until 6, fashion industry experts will come together to celebrate Montreal Fashion Week for the 25th year in a row.
Produced by Groupe Sensation, this event will showcase the works of several talented designers, allowing attendees to get an early glimpse of up and coming trends.
For four consecutive days, fashion shows will be held at L'Arsenal, home to dozens of contemporary art spectacles and located by Lionel- Groulx metro.
Check out what will be happening on each of the four days:
Tuesday September 3:
On September 3, fashion shows will commence at 16:30 and resume at 21:30. Each spectacle will cover the duration of one hour. The runway shows will include the works of international and local designers such as Pedram Karimi, Christian Chenail, Melissa Nepton and more.
Wednesday September 4:
On September 4, Lasalle College will be hosting a fashion show at 11:00, which will also showcase a series of works by fashion icons such as fashion stylist and creative direction, Annie Horth. Several other events will take place on this day, however their attendance is by invite only.
Thursday September 5:
On September 5, a series of fashion shows will be presented by talented artists such as Nisse, Rush Couture, Helmer, and more. The excitement will begin at 15:30, and the series will resume at 22:30.
Friday September 6:
On September 6, a collective fashion show including designs by Impair, Brit Wacher and Marilyne Baril will definitely impress the crowd. This collaborative fashion show will begin at 16:30 and will be followed by several more. Models will own the runway while wearing garments designed by Xavier Laruelle, Martin Lim, Tavis Taddeo and Eve Gravel.
Guests who wish to attend Montreal Fashion Week have the opportunity to purchase a "Passeport" which will allow them access to all of the runway shows for the four consecutive days. You can also chose to buy a "Pass", which allows access to all of the fashion shows on a specific day. Individual tickets can also be purchased for access to the runway show of the designer of your choice.
Montreal Fashion Week is the most exciting fashion event in Montreal with out a doubt! Check out it's official website HERE to learn more and purchase tickets to some of the hottest fashion shows of the year.
And although there are tons of super fun things to do throughout the week, there are a select handful of things that happen to be super fun... and also totally free to attend. Don't know what I'm talking about? Well, guys, prepare to be informed.
Boutique Nomade Des Créateurs' Cabinet Éphémère Exhibition
When: Daily throughout the month
Where: Ogilvy, 3rd floor
What: 6th annual exhibition for Spring/Summer 2016 collections created by local Quebec designers.
To protest the objectification of women and inherent patriarchy that is the Grand Prix, three Montreal women bore their breasts and disrupted the F1 opening party last night at L'Arsenal in Griffintown. Screaming "Fuck the Grand Prix" without any tops on, the trio definitely made the first night of Grand Prix noteworthy.
All three women are members of the Quebec branch of feminist group FEMEN, who, as a collective, have made similar bare-chested protests. In a statement quoted by TVA, FEMEN targeted Canada's Grand Prix for their promotion of sex tourism and strict male-focus.
No charges are being brought against the women and they have since been released. The only repercussion will be tickets for noise, which is a soft slap on the wrist for actively disrupting a party full of powerful CEOs and VIPs.
You may be on the side of FEMEN and totally agree Grand Prix is just the embodiment of the male ego, or you think the trio's protest was in poor taste and they shouldn't have disrupted a part where all proceeds went towards Moisson Montreal and Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal. Either way, you have to hand it to the running skills of these women, because they got mad hops to jump over fences and dodge security guards.
What do you think?
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Summer is over, big deal. So we no longer get super sunny days, skimpy outfits, and drinking in parks...OK so maybe we're a little sad summer is done too, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be pumped for Fall! Leaves change and so does the vibe of the city as things get a little colder, with events always staying cool. Autumn has tons to offer Montreal residents, from fashion, to festivals, to awesome foods. Take a look to see MTL Blog's top reasons you should be excited for the Fall season.
Montreal is a great walking city, and at no time is the scenery better than in the Autumn. Sure its a little chillier, but just bundle up a bit and you'll be fine. Experience the beauty of the season with a walk up Mt. Royal to see the changing face of Fall foliage, as trees change from Summer green to vibrant red and yellow.
Time to break out the layers people because its getting chilly out. Fashion-minded folks won't mind, now you get to wear more of your wardrobe without getting overheated. Add to your outfit with jackets, scarves, and hats that compliment the weather and your figure. For the not-so-fashionable, you can finally bust out your big woolly sweaters to keep you warm. Comfy, if not particularly chic.
Fall marks the traditional beginning of the harvest, meaning some of your favourite fruits are ripe for the picking. Everyone loves a trip to Jean-Talon or Atwater markets to sample Fall flavours, but there's one Autumn event that gets everyone's stomachs growling: mothertruckin' Thanksgiving. Even if your family doesn't celebrate the epic food celebration, stores and restaurants are still serving out all of the favourites. Look forward to a Fall food gorge of turkey, stuffing, and that damn tasty pumpkin pie.
The sexiest party of the year comes at the close of October, also known as everyone's favourite shitshow, the city-wide celebration Halloween. Men and women compete to be as skanky as possible, while the clever among us try to figure out the most topical costume, and everyone just gets way too drunk. Nothing says Halloween like sexy people getting silly. Thank God for Fall holidays.
Montreal loves its hockey, not that I had to tell you that. Fall marks the start of the hockey season, so be ready for more Habs jerseys in the streets and fans flocking to the bars to watch the game. Things get increasingly exciting as the Stanley Cup grows within reach, lets just hope the riots are kept to a minimum. Well, at least one.
Summer is the official festival season of the city, but Fall still has a lot to offer the festival lover. POP Montreal is already in motion, with the best music Montreal has to offer playing in venues throughout the city until October 4th. Fashion Week runs from Oct. 13-15th for all the fashionistas in the city. Also be sure to check out the film festivals of Fall: Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Oct. 7-18) & The Documentary Film Festival (Nov. 11-21).
If you learned anything from this list, it should be that you won't be bored this Fall season. Don't long for Summer because Autumn can be just as fun, and not as humid.
Did we miss your favourite Fall activity? Tell us so in the comments below.
For you dudes who often think that the fashion world is catered strongly towards women, and doesn't give men enough attention- you're right.
During Montreal Fashion Week, 90% of the runway shows showcased fashion collections for women.
So what about the guys? Where are they supposed to find style inspiration?
We found just the place! Gentlemen Of The Street is a Tumblr account that showcases everything men love and need- fashion, cars, luxury goods and women!
Gentlemen Of The Street displays a slightly upper scale attitude, but its fashion photos are super authentic, stylish and wearable.
For guys that are looking for some fashion inspiration this fall, be sure to check out Gentlemen Of The Street, and let us know of other domains in which you confide for fashion advice in the comments below!