Everytime I go to Phi Center, great things happen, even if it means braving the paved Streets of Montreal’s old port with my utterly high stilettos, you’re a fashionista or you’re not, eh.

Fashion Preview’s second edition presented by Lolli Communication on October 8th and 9th gathered quite a crowed. Stylish fashion people here and there enjoyed viewing the Spring Summer 15 collections of  KQK, Pedram Karimi, Leinad Beaudet, Brit Wacher, Marie-Eve Lecavalier, Elisa C-Rossow and Denis Gagnon. Tickets were also available to the public via lavitrine.com.

I loved the setup that was different for each show. Denis Gagnon‘s musical chairs game was fun and playful and the collection evoked a rebel chic BCBG enfants terribles kind of style combining lines, sheerness, embroided lace and clean cuts (and it made me want to wear socks with sandals and sign up to the very exclusive Enfants Terribles circle. We’ll see what happens next spring). Leinad Beaudet‘s tea time setup made us feel closer to the runway and to the models, which by the way included beautiful mature women, who wore feminine elegant victorian – Jackie Kennedy inspired dresses. Pedram Karimi‘s models strippped down to their boxers on the runway which was not unpleasant at all to Watch and I feel like if Mount Olympus was still up, the gods would throw themselvs at the collection for its ample yet distinguished cuts.  Brit Wacher gave us fluid destrucured classic pieces in a frozen models display set while ELISA C-ROSSOW gave us sport chic original (I am totally into the chic Lara Croft style) delivered with attention to details, if you notice the makeup on the models’ fingers, the fabric covered shoes à la Lady Gaga, the futuristic geometric eye makeup and the sleek ponytails for all,  in a store filled with frozen models carrying tags on the pieces of clothing. KQK delivered urban led back chic pieces and Marie-Eve Lecavalier presented oversized geometrical outfits with big pockets and details.

Overall, the designers went for neutrals except for Marie-Eve Lecavalier who added metallics to her collection’s palette. Inbetween shows, a fashion film Preview presented by Bureau de la Mode de Montreal was projected in a room on the second floor next to the mini bar and the popcorn machine. There were also some exposants generously offering delish goodies like Camellia Sinesis, Lust Atelier Surcré or presenting samples like Maison Godefroi, Harakiri DesignMaison Bourdon, etc.

We can not wait for the next edition that should be occurring in April.

Photo Credit: Chris M. and H.B.

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