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Montreal Fashion Week kicks off Monday, all over the city. Until September 25, more than 100 designers, retailers, manufacturers and stylists take part in this festive week by inviting the public to visit their workshops and boutiques.

The program includes 150 events: fashion shows, pop-up shops, conferences, workshop visits, in short, there is something for everyone.

“It’s a showcase for the creativity and know-how of the various players in the fashion industry. It’s time to celebrate local fashion and its effervescence, it allows us during this week to turn the spotlight on our sector, and to celebrate it all over the city, “said Mathieu St-Arnaud-Lavoie, General Manager. mmode, the metropolitan fashion cluster, which organizes Montreal Fashion Week.

“It’s a very explosive fashion week. There are collection launches, fashion shows, visits to workshops or factories, conferences, shopping trips, which take place in Montreal, in different places, he continues. We see that there is an awareness that has developed over the years on the importance of buying local and that makes me happy. »

Among all the events planned, we have selected five not to be missed. Here they are.

Harricana and Canadian Hat 1918 workshop-boutique

The Harricana workshop-boutique offers a shopping evening on the theme of ecological fashion with an upcycling demonstration in the century-old workshop. The new Harricana collection will be presented there, as well as that of the new children’s winter clothing brand JOUA.

September 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 3697 Wellington Street

Quebec Showcase Fashion Show

La Vitrine québécoise is offering a fashion show to be held at the Hudson’s Bay department store in downtown Montreal. A dozen designers are taking part in the event, including Cokluch, Mélissa Nepton, Marigold, Louve Montréal, Oscar Mendoza, Nadya Toto, Mercedes Morin and many others.

September 22 at 5:30 p.m., 2e floor of the Hudson’s Bay department store at 585 Sainte-Catherine Street West

Proud Diamond and Buffalo Jeans

Jewelry brand Proud Diamond and Buffalo jeans David Bitton are hosting a fashion show and pop-up store. On the terrace of 10e floor of 1, rue Chabanel, Proud Diamond will present its Signature collection of ethical emeralds in addition to organizing a sale of its jewelry.

September 22 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. at 1, rue Chabanel Ouest, 10e floor (entrance at 9320, boulevard Saint-Laurent)


PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, LA PRESSE ARCHIVES

Romy and Myriam Maguire, founders of Maguire Shoes

Maguire x Afterglo

On Thursday, you can attend the Maguire x Afterglo event. In the shop-workshop of Maguire leather shoes, we invite the brand of sex toys Afterglo, and for the ultimate joy, natural wine will be served.

September 22 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 5365 Saint-Laurent Boulevard


PHOTO PROVIDED BY MONTREAL FASHION WEEK

Belle et Rebelle shop

Beautiful and rebel

On Friday, the Belle et Rebelle boutique invites you to a color workshop. What colors make you shine? How to wear and match them? No, it’s not just black in life. And colored clothes are comfortable to wear.

September 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at 6483A, rue Saint-Hubert



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