Montreal Fashion Week is taking place this week at the Bonsecours Market where local designers will present their collections for Spring/Summer 2011. These shows are the best way for buyers and press to figure out what the new trends will be and what will ultimately show up on the pages of magazines and in stores.
Designers to keep your eye on:
Denis Gagnon, whose collaboration with Bedo is now in stores, will be the subject of an exposition at the Museum of Fine Arts in October.
Marie Saint Pierre is one of Canada’s fashion icons and has shown at both New York and Paris fashion weeks. Her avant-garde and feminine pieces are popular across the country.
Coccolily designer Naana Tennachie Yankey was born in Ghana and apprenticed with Marc Jacobs in New York.
Shows, tickets and streaming
There are still a limited amount of last minute tickets for many of the shows. If you can’t choose which one to attend or the show’s date has passed, go with the closing show on Sept. 30, which will feature the highlights of each designer’s collection. Tickets can be purchased for $25 each at www.admission.com (event name: TENDANCES SMM-19 PAR YSO).
Several designers are offering a free live stream of their presentations:
Secong: Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.; Soia & Kyo: Sept. 29 at 9 p.m.; BarilÃ : Sept. 30 at 9:30 p.m.
Be sure to pick up next week’s Concordian for full trend reports and coverage of Montreal Fashion Week.