Fashion

Style Profile: Designer Judith Desjardins of Bodybag

Montreal designer Judith Desjardins of the joyfully christened label Bodybag was drawn to fashion from an early age, undertaking a little-girl apprenticeship making dresses for Barbie and later skipping the fashion school route. Originally from Longueuil, she spent some eight years at UQAM studying communications on and off before making...

Style Spotting: Festival Mode & Design

The 14th edition of the Festival Mode & Design kicked off Wednesday at Place des festivals. This year, the event known for celebrating creativity and culture stepped it up a notch. The buzzing energy of the scene attracted everyone from high-profile industry influencers to students, stylish fashionistas and passersby curious at...

Montreal Brand Cory Vines’ Minimalist Workout Gear

The Cory Vines workout collection lets you be the athlete you want to be. Whether you commute to work via bike, pencil in some evening yoga or peel yourself out of bed for weekend jogs, this born-and-bred Montreal brand, spearheaded by CEO Daniel Lieberman, has pulled out all the stops...

Montreal Brand UNA Fashion’s Socially Responsible Jewelry

A chunky gold wrist cuff glistened in the sun, as its designer Megan Doepker worked her booth at outdoor market Marché des possibles recently. “What we wear, we should be proud of,” says the 27-year-old founder of UNA Fashion. The shiny cuff and other pieces of 18-karat gold-plated jewelry are made...

Style-Spotting: ÎleSoniq Electronic Dance Music Festival

What do you get when you mix rain, mud and thousands of dancing fans? A party. The first edition of ÎleSoniq, Montreal’s electronic dance music festival, was hosted by Evenko this past weekend. Tight security and Saturday’s weather didn’t keep the crowd away as rainboots, glowsticks and ponchos filled the muddy...

NixonArt: Montreal-Inspired Accessories

In Montreal, the local fashion scene is big. But have you ever seen the local scenery depicted on clothing? That’s what Anna Nixon has been doing, by reproducing her artwork, a lot of which is inspired by our city, on items like leggings and silk scarves. Having grown up in the...

Style Spotting: Piknic Électronik

Montreal’s outdoor electronic groovefest Piknic Électronik brings the most enthusiastic dancers into the light of day every summer Sunday, whatever the weather. In the five minutes it took me to wander from station Jean-Drapeau to the entrance of Piknic Électronik under the eye of an oppressive summer sun, I had...

Style Profile: Designer Brit Wacher

My meeting with Montreal-based fashion designer Brit Wacher brought me face-to-face with the dark creations in her studio. We talked about her interest in science and history, what it means to convey strength through clothing, and that whole wearable solar panels thing everyone’s into these days. You know. Wacher grew...

Style-Spotting: Osheaga 2014

The mud didn’t stop thousands of music lovers from flocking to Osheaga’s 9th annual music and arts festival, held at Parc Jean-Drapeau this weekend. Among them were stylish fans showing off their best festival looks. Through the crowds we style-spotted an array of fashionistas, bohemian children and hipsters. As in...

Style Profile: Designer Yasmine Wasfy of Lustre

Since Lustre Boutique opened in the Plateau eight years ago, its pieces have proven a staple for Montreal’s young, hip women. Owner Yasmine Wasfy’s designs may be seen hanging off the bodies of many of our fair city’s artists, among them actress Evelyn Brochu of Café de Flore fame, singers...
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