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Montreal Fashion Week Day 4: Harricana, Télio and Target

by Ashley Joseph

The 24th edition of Montreal Fashion Week has wound to a close, and we’re still reeling from all of the amazing designs we took in. Day four had some serious creativity in store for us, from Harricana’s latest designs to the annual Telio student design competition and Target’s new Emerging Designer show. We were on fashion’s front lines to get the full scoop:

Harricana

First up, Mariouche Gagné sent the chicest ski-wear we ever did see down the runway at Harricana X Rossignol – truly a match made in heaven. Between Gagné’s lush [recycled] furs and Rossignol’s impeccable construction, this collection elicited plenty of ooh’s and ah’s. See the full collection come down the runway here:

Telio

While fashion week is largely about celebrating our biggest talents, it’s also about discovering the next generation of designers. The annual Télio Competition gives us an opportunity to do just that. This year, the talent was out in full force, with incredible, inspiring designs from Canada’s budding designers. In the end, Toronto’s Aroosh Chaudhry took first place, London, ON’s Elizabeth Lynall took second, and Richmond, BC’s Melissa Tsui took third. Nods were given to Toronto’s Jila Partovi for creativity and Montreal’s Tyler Harrison-Tremblay for technicality.

Target

New to the Montreal Fashion Week lineup, Target Canada gave five Montreal designers a chance to see their collections in Target stores across Quebec with their Emerging Designer Award. Five local favourites – Anastasia Lomonova, UNTTLD, Melissa Nepton, Nisse and By Thomas – presented capsule collections created specifically for the show. We loved each and every one (especially UNTTLD’s ultra-modern jean designs) and would have loved to see every one in Target stores but alas, only one designer could win. After much deliberation by the judges, the honour was given to a very pregnant Melissa Nepton. Take a peek at all of the collections here: