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On day Three of Montreal Fashion Week Samuel Dong presented us with his magical collection. His creative cuts, and the blending of rich colour and fabric in opulent red, midnight blue, green, gold and silver. It was a night filled with beauty and exceptional sassiness. This fantasy collection brought the whole runway into an enchanting and wonderful place.
Photos byJimmy Hamelin
Eve Gravel label is inspired by her travels, music and street fashion. Her designs are feminine as much as they are tomboyish, but things she would wear in her day to day life. This collection was very chic with a great outdoor look. It was very ready to wear with great patterns, blacks, knits and fur accents. The designs went from over-sized coats to casual pieces and it had a very cool, feminine, and sexy look about it. Also the great added bonuses that Eve Gravel included were the marvelous accessories and hats which was the big topic for most of the women after the show.
Marie Saint Pierre has been a master leading designer almost 25 years now. She is very well known for her Fashion-Forward pieces with well-crafted, detailed and unique colours. She was one of the most anticipated designers showing this season at Montreal Fashion Week. The energy was quite high as you entered the runway, that had very cold and lurry music. A girl began spinning on a machine at the beginning of the runway and then it all began.
She started it off with short film choreography, featuring a muse as a mannequin showing the divine new collection. The show was very dark with lots of black with the odd pops of colour that included this yellow dress that had a kind of black cropped jacket that was almost looked bird like. There a lot of ruffled pieces that looked like feathers. It was an impressive collection that captivated me and everyone around me during the show. “A true artist” most people would say as we were all leaving and chatting about day one.
Melissa Nepton is one of those promising designers with a big future that has just emerged onto the scene. We first saw her when she was on the TV show “La Collection,” and was voted into the finals by the judges. Then she went on as an exchange student to the École Nationale Supérieure des arts Décoratifs in Paris, from there she went on to become a designer and buyer later in Montreal.
I was very excited to see this Fall/Winter 2012 collection by Melissa. Such a great mix of textures and big collars, her wool and knits where just MAGNIFIQUE. We saw such a great selection of Grey, White, Carmel and a little turquoise. Noelly (AKA miss SLY) said “The silk ponytail sported by the models almost had an equestrian feel to it all.” Also the great mix of hush puppies foot wear put it all together well.
Payam Tavan and Mike Mitto have been designing together since 1995. They both established their skills in Montreal before leaving for Europe to perfect their knowledge and skills. Payam Tavan achieved a Master’s Degree from Domus Academy in Milan and from there he worked for the Head Stylist at Gianfranco Ferre. Mike Mitto studied at Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris and then he went on to work with Chanel for a several seasons.
This Fall/Winter 2012 season Tavan & Mitto collaborated with Elle Quebec. The Collection had a very sixties feel, with lots of Volume, Fur and Sequins. Lots of pastel colours combined with a hint of black and white with a slice of edge. This was my first time seeing and learning about Tavan & Mitto and it was well worth the travel to Montreal to see this Beautiful collection.