Fashion

Montreal’s Own the Couture De-Stigmatizes Consignment Clothes

What ideas come to mind when you think of consignment shops? Vintage or outdated perhaps? Caroline Reny, founder and CEO of Own the Couture, launched an online designer consignment shop to subvert our preconceived notions about what it means to sell worn goods and buy them used, too. “It’s quite...

Style Profile: Shoe Designer Anastasia Radevich

Montreal-based shoe designer Anastasia Radevich greets me at her studio in a T-shirt with a view of the galaxy. She looks markedly less stressed than your average Montreal fashion designer and exudes the youthful glow of artistry. Her workspace has uncovered wood floors and empty white walls that belie the...

Hudson’s Bay Launches 2015 Edition Olympic Red Mittens

Every year, as fall settles in and the weather gets cooler, we look forward to slipping our hands into a pair of comfy mittens and adding a trendy scarf to our outdoor attire. For the past five years, Hudson’s Bay has been partnering with the Canadian Olympic Team on its...

Five Montreal Designers to Discover at the 10th Edition of Puces POP

This week POP Montreal’s annual not-for-profit festival will highlight musicians, craftsmen, designers and more through dozens of events. Among the events, POP Montreal is once again hosting its crafts fair. From Sept. 19 to the 21 at Église Saint-Denis on Rivard St. in the Plateau, the Puces POP DIY Fair will...

Enter the 3rd edition of the Cabinet Éphémère at Ogilvy

With the suspension of Montreal Fashion Week, other fashion events and initiatives are taking the fore in our beloved fashion-hungry city. Among them is the 3rd edition of the Cabinet Éphémère, a pop-up design store as fleeting and diverse as the name suggests. For the next three months on the...

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...
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