Saturday, September 10, 2011

The 21st Edition of Montreal Fashion Week

This past Tuesday night, Montreal Fashion Moms, hit up day 2 of the 21st edition of Montreal Fashion Week presented by Sensation Mode. We got all glamed up from head to toe, and were excited to be back in the fashion scene once again. 
Montreal Fashion Moms
Yussie & Joanna

We arrived just in time to see the Barilà SS12 presentation. The collection was without a doubt, a cool, suave vision of summer. For Barilà, their inspiration was obvious; a bohemian vibe combined with Japanese culture. The collection was flowy, beautiful, casual and best of all, totally wearable.


We saw fabulous long shirt dresses, jumpsuits, skorts and wide leg pants.The feel was light and flowy which was a perfect combo with the soft pastel colors and floral prints. We loved the Kimono style inspired cut, seen on the wider sleeves and pants. 

We could just picture wearing the clothes in an open field, picking fresh wild flowers and putting them in our hair. In all, the Barilà SS12 collection was ultra feminine and wearable for many body types. We loved it! We do think, however, that the collection would have been brought to life a little more on the runway, but at the same time, it was nice for a designer to do something a little different and create a presentation in the middle of the cocktail lounge. It also made for great looking photos.



The beautiful Claudia Barilà (right)

After Barilà, we sipped some champagne in the designer lounge before heading to see Anastasia Lomonova's debut runway show. The Ukrainian born designer decided to reinvent her label by leaving her usual florals and pastels (typical of the spring/summer seasons) at the door and brought in more sculptural dresses, draped tops and elaborate voluminous pieces. And the change definitely worked! 


The looks she presented were unique and fabulous. She showcased a color palate full soft tones of bronze, beige, coffee and charcoal grey, and we can't forget that pop of neon yellow she threw in for some pizazz. The materials were flowy, transparent and almost weightless. We saw lots of chiffon, linen, jersey and some multi-textured materials. The collection was strong and powerful, but not taking away from it's femininity. We can't wait to see what she will bring to the runway for the next MFW.


Designer Anastasia Lomonova

After the show, we hit up the Denim & Diamonds charity event, but we'll tell you all about in another post. Meanwhile, enjoy all the fabulous pics! Cheers!

All the beautiful fashion photos are courtesy of our fab photographer Hugo Trottier of Superstar Photos.

First MFM photo credit: Rowenta Canada