Is the August long weekend the end of music festival season? Say it ain’t so! However, in order to keep you in the spirit of summer festivals, we have a whole batch of street style snaps fresh from Osheaga 2013. The three-day indie festival is reaching peak popularity, with bands like Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend and Kendrick Lamar drawing fans from across the country to Montreal. And, thanks to the style-spotting eye of photographer Phil Birnbaum, it seems like the festival fashion at Osheaga is just as strong as the musical line-up. This may have something to do with the Osheaga’s downtown location, allowing attendees to stay in hotels rather than camping onsite. Read more »
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Montreal street style: 21 photos of shorteralls, maxi skirts and floral prints outside the Just for Laughs comedy festival
Comedy and fashion aren’t exactly what we think of as fast friends, but this past weekend’s star-studded Just for Laughs festival in Montreal (performers included Joan Rivers, Seth Meyers and Jay Baruchel) seemed to find legions of fans in the city’s most stylish set.
Comfort was key for the show’s trendy attendees, who took in the free street performances at the city’s Place des Festivals under the hot July sun. Lucky for us, Style Panel’s Gabrielle Lacasse was on hand to capture festivalgoers in their breeziest, warm-weather ensembles. The street style shots feature crop tops, denim cutoffs, maxi skirts and other summery sartorial staples. Stripes, florals, shorts and primary colours are among the spring trends spotted on the fashion-forward bunch. Among the fashionable crowd, we caught Naomi Gendron, who knows a thing or two about rocking bold colours, and Maddie Lusk, whose shorteralls are a fresh take on the shorts trend. Though these seriously stylish folk are no laughing matter they do put big smiles on our faces. If you missed the lol-packed festival, you’ll have to wait till next year as the event ended with performances by Colin Mochrie and Dave Chappelle among others yesterday.
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The Weekend To-Do: We’re hitting up holiday sales in Toronto and Edmonton, dancing to DJs in Montreal and finally seeing Anna Karenina
December is here and with it comes the inevitable wind chills and flurries. Brace yourself against such unpleasantries with a warehouse full of tights, a Russian love affair and a mug of Glühwein. From Montreal to Edmonton, here’s what we’re up to this weekend.
It’s a sweltering summer day, but in a cavernous (and thankfully, cool) Montreal loft studio a model is glammed up like a hostess at a holiday fete. The shoot is for a capsule collection that brings together 365-store-strong Canadian retailer Reitmans and two-year-old fashion label Martin Lim, designed by Montreal-based husband and wife team Pao Lim and Danielle Martin, who won last year’s Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition. But these designers aren’t exactly new kids on the block. After both completing a master of arts in fashion at London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins, Martin and Lim honed their design skills in Paris: she worked at Christian Lacroix; both put in time at Roland Mouret. In 2004, they returned to Canada, and launched their own line in 2010.
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The Weekend To-Do: We’re hitting Pop Montreal, meeting Rachel Roy in Vancouver and shopping the Dundas West Sidewalk Sale in Toronto
Fall is in full swing here at FASHION and although the abrupt temperature drop was quite harsh there’s not much to do but embrace this glorious autumn weather. Tomorrow’s Dundas West Sidewalk Sale is the perfect opportunity to don that favourite knit of yours you’ve been itching to throw on all summer. For those of us who weren’t able to score tickets to the sold-out Grimes shows, it’s not the end of the world (we’d like to think). A generous amount of live music will be in store this weekend at POP Montreal and Vancouver’s Olio Festival.
The Weekend To-Do: Oysterfest in Montreal, where to shop in Toronto and spend Labour Day laughing with For A Good Time, Call
As Labour Day is a celebration in honour of those who fought to work less than 12 hours a day, it’s only fitting to indulge in a little R&R this weekend. Whether it’s restorative or preventative rest you’re after—what with a new school year, TIFF and Fashion’s Night Out on the horizon—there’s plenty to choose from, should you decide to leave your Adirondack chair.
Holt’s on the road! The high-end retailer will head across the country (in a trailer!) with vintage sweatshirts and pop-ups planned nationwide
What with Holt Renfrew’s limited-edition designer collection and Fashion’s Night Out festivities, we’ve already carved out time to celebrate the high-end mecca’s 175th birthday in style. Now Holt’s has announced yet another addition to their Hot @ 175 festivities (and yet another reason to camp out in front of your nearest Holt’s location): the luxury retailer will be hitting the road in a mobile pop-up shop next month, with specially created sweaters on sale for the occasion by seven internationally celebrated graphic artists.
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Full Frontal FNO: Our complete (and constantly updated) guide to what’s going down in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal on Canada’s first Fashion’s Night Out
As we approach September 6, three of the country’s top metropolises are prepping for Canada’s first-ever Fashion’s Night Out, a veritable fashion fiesta that began with Vogue and CFDA’s first FNO in New York City in 2009. The one-night, after-hours festivities celebrating everything fashion will see exciting events taking place in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. Each city has an amazing and continuously growing lineup of participants on board, so check back here regularly as we update the list of events and participants!