Mark the weekend of August 20 to 23 in your calendars: it’ll be a bona fide fashion frenzy. The Festival Mode Design will turn Place des Festivals into a temporary international style HQ, uniting makers, thinkers and shoppers from here and beyond in a high-colour outdoor happening.
Top of our list among the visitors: the ever-graceful Garance Doré, a French fashion blogger who’s made her mark with her witty take on the fashion world, and who’s here to give a master class for a mere $25 a ticket. (Get yours now!) There’s also a class by the legendary Nathalie Rykiel, daughter of world-famous designer Sonia – and a fashion icon in her own right – and the gorgeous Thierry-Maxime Loriot, a male model whose form has graced Gorgio Armani, Lanvin and Zegna, among others. Maybe some of their stardust will rub off!
Of course the main attraction are the outdoor fashion shows, for free and in the middle of Place des Festivals on the Casino de Montréal catwalk, featuring local designers Ève Gravel, UNTTLD, Travis Taddeo and Ying Gao, among others. Plus there’s a Lunch Beat, a yoga break and the annual stiletto race– how fast are you in your Louboutins?
Festival Mode Design, at Place des Festivals, August 20 to 23, 2014
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