Montreal’s Fashion & Design Festival is back this year for another edition with some pretty cool new concepts and micro events. Here’s a round up of our coup de coeur events taking place this week in the city. We broke down the fashion talks and fashion shows by day and we grouped the other multi date and activities such as networking, music, fashion movies and food in a different section.
MONDAY AUGUST 20th
Business Lunch – Women in Business | 12 pm | Wilder Building, 1435 de Bleury Street
This women in business talk will bring together Elisabeth Rioux CEO of Hoaka Swimwear, Sofia Sokoloff CEO of Sokoloff Lingerie and Andreanne Marquis CEO of Womance and will be moderated by Debbie Zakaib CEO of mmode.
TUESDAY AUGUST 21st
Business Lunch – Luxury’s Place in Montreal | 12 pm | Wilder Building, 1435 de Bleury Street
Learn from the host Jacques Nantel, professor emeritus of the marketing department at HEC Montreal and luxury figures in Montreal such as Christophe Bedos, CEO of Birks, Marie Saint Pierre, designer and CEO of Maison Marie Saint Pierre, and Michel-Andre St-Jean director of digital marketing at SAQ and Marie-Claude Lortie journalist at La Presse.
Montreral a Fashionable History | 4 pm | Wilder Building, 1435 de Bleury Street
Learn more about Montreal’s fashion history since the beginning of the industrialisation with Eva Friede, former fashion editor at the Gazette and her guest of honor Herschel Segal, founder of Le Chateau, also the first in Canada to sell low rise pants, one of the instigators of John Lennon’s and Yoko Ono’s bed-in and their velvet outfits.
Caroline Issa, Communicating Fashion | 5:30 pm | Wilder Building, 1435 de Bleury Street
Caroline Issa chief executive and fashion director of TANK Magazine and editor of Because online magazine will talk about communications and marketing in the fashion world. After graduating the prestigious Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, she started her career as a strategic management consultant in San Francisco for clients such as Nordstrom and, Dr. Pepper/7Up. She then moved to Singapore and London where she worked with Standard Chartered bank and Boots. She was twice named on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List, on The Business Of Fashion’s Most Influential list and has created 8 collections for Nordstrom among many other things.
Roundtable: Diversity in Fashion and Advertising | 8:30 pm | Wilder Building, 1435 de Bleury Street (Free by reservation)
Join this important conversation about diversity and inclusion in the fashion industry with Chris Bergeron Content Experience VP at Cossette, Julie Artacho photographer, Sage Paul fashion designer and artist and moderated by TPL’s Josiane Stratis.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22nd
Reluxe | 6:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Fashion show featuring preloved luxury rocked by Montreal business and public figures on the runway. The featured pieces will then be shoppable the following day at the Magasin du Chainon, at 4375 Saint-Laurent during a VIP viewing, followed by a cocktail reception and auction benefiting Le Chaînon foundation at the TD Galerie Lounge. Tickets for the VIP soirée can be purchased here.
Yung_Alexander | 7:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Emerging Toronto fashion label by Alexander Kershaw playing with forms and garments smashing the standards of gender as we know it.
No/Shelter by Marie-Eve Aubry | 7 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Local outerwear designer balancing nature and the city.
Eve Gravel | 8 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Local womenswear designer making timeless and versatile designs with original details and casual vibes.
Mode & Design Editorial: Mode Mobile | 8:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
FMD’s model squad will parade from dowtown to Quartier des Spectacles to present Montreal’s best of fashion.
THURSDAY AUGUST 23rd
Ethical Fashion From Here And Abroad By Ethik Eco-Design Hub | 6:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Local NGO presenting local and international designers and brands supporting eco ethical and zero waste values.
Autre Riche Genderless FW2018/19 | 7:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Local genderless street brand aiming to break standards.
Incluses by Les Jumelles de la Mode | 8 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
TPL’s Josiane Stratis in collaboration with the National Bank’s realize your dreams project is presenting a fashion show from her favorite designers in a diverse extended range of sizes. There will also be a pop up store making the fashion show items available for shopping in the pop up village.
Giving Life by Sage Paul| 8:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
“Cheeky exorcism of sickness possessed by loss, failed systems and a lust for trust. Mint green, gauze, cranberry red silk, crimson bugle beads, rawhide. The tailored colours, fabrics and materials used by Sage Paul are designed to challenge western hospitals and healthcare.”
Robert Atelier | 9 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Expect a harmonious balance between fluidity and flexibility, modernity and timelessness with a touch of femininity.
La Vie en Rose | 9:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Winter Wonderland fashion show presenting the winter 2018 collection by the biggest lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear brand in the country.
FRIDAY AUGUST 24th
Pop Couture | Fashion After Cristobal Balenciaga | 5 pm | Musée McCord, 690 Sherbrooke Street East
In synergy with the Balenciaga, Master of Couture exposition at the McCord museum, Luca Marchetti will discuss the late 60’s transformations in the fashion world. The talk will be followed by William Klein’s film Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? about this disruption in the history of fashion.
Relève Mode a Project by Fusion Jeunesse| 6:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Fashion Show featuring designs of talented high school students from the following schools: Honoré-Mercier, Calixa-Lavallée, Louis-Joseph-Papineau, Saint-Henri and Jacques-Rousseau.
Complexe Desjardins | 7 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Discover Complexe Desjardins’ boutiques’ fashion during their Pause Mode fashion show.
Arti Gogna | 7:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Plunge into local designer Arti’s expression of human growth using nature in her evening wear collection.
Kata Fashion Co | 8:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Oversized and anti-conformist statement graphics inspired by Montreal’s youth and culture.
Wonderbra | 9 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Preview Wonderbra’s Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 collections AND the first-EVER European micro-collection, exclusively available on their online boutique.
Collage by Lasalle College | 9:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Discover and encourage the next generation of local emerging designers from Lasalle College.
SATURDAY AUGUST 25th
#MODECMV École de Mode du Cégép Marie-Victorin | 6:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Discover and encourage the next generation of local emerging designers from École de Mode du Cégép Marie-Victorin.
Beurd, Fun Streetwear, Proudly Made in Montreal | 7 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Local brand making casual sophisticated funky streetwear.
Alton Gray | 7:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Discover the curent fashions of this Carrefour Laval retail destination.
Guillaum Chaigne.Underestimated 18 | 8 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Local little-Italy designer using eco-friendly and Montreal woven materials to create simple and minimalist designs.
Bonvilain Canvas | 8:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Artistic streetwear using apparel as a canvas for painted art.
Vincent d’Amérique | 9 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Local Quebec brand using a personalized cut showcasing four major themes this fall: Beatnik Bohemian, Poetic Depth, Velvet Opulence and Cyborg.
Urban Gentleman Presented by Ton Barbier | 9:30 pm | Quartier des Spectacles
Ton Barbier is celebrating the 5 years of existence of its blog with a very masculine fashion show.
OTHERS + MULTIPLE DATES
The Gospel According To Andre | Tuesday Through Sunday | 2:45 pm & 7 pm | Cinema du Parc | Plunge into Andre Leon Talley’s journey and experiences to becoming one of the most influential people in the international fashion scene.
Food Trucks | Wednesday | 12 pm | | Quartier des Spectacles | Discover Montreal’s finest food trucks like L’Gros Luxe, Bleu Homard & Loop.
Karaoke 90’s Presented by Centre Phi | Wednesday | 9 pm | Quartier des Spectacles | Reivent Karaoke with Tranna Wintour and Thomas Leblanc, Montreal comedians and podcast creators (Chosen Family podcast).
McQueen | Wednesday & Thursday | 4:45 pm & 9 pm | Cinema du Parc | Plunge into Alexander McQueen’s fascinating life and his journey to becoming a fashion legend.
Master Bougaricci Agressivement Confortable | Thursday | 7 pm | | Quartier des Spectacles | Live multimedia aggressively artistic sewing performance by the sewing master.
Les Metiers de la Mode | Friday | 8 pm | Quartier des Spectacles | Network with industry players and possibly open your horizons for your next job in fashion. Company representatives from Ssense, Groupe Dynamite, La Vie en Rose, Heels and Brains and la Grappe Métropolitaine de la Mode Mmode will be present.
Pop Up Shops Presented by Cominar | Wednesday through Saturday | 12 pm to 11 pm | Quartier des Spectacles | More than 30 shops featuring a variety of local designers to explore and shop in. See complete list here.
Yoga Lunch Presented by Lole | Wednesday through Saturday | 12 pm | Quartier des Spectacles | Unwind during your lunch break with a yoga break.
Placottoirs | Wednesday through Saturday | 12 pm | Quartier des Spectacles | Take a break and meet some new fashion curious friends in the chit chat zone.
Apero Musical by Rouge FM & Virgin Radio | Wednesday through Saturday | 6 pm | Quartier des Spectacles | Get some earspiration and sharpen your dance moves with your radio hosts.
Live Art Programming by Soir | All Times | Quartier des Spectacles | Enjoy the visual arts by The PESTACLE division of SOiR in partnership with emerging Mtl cultural artists.
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