A master tailor took part in Montréal Fashion Week for the first time this year. Founded in 2009 by Cinthya Chalifoux and Gabrielle Gauvreau, CIN Tailors had the honour of kicking off Day 3. A meticulous attention to detail was on display in these made-to-measure outfits. There was a British air to the pieces shown, with their classical inspiration, equestrian aura and contemporary accents. The diverse choice of models illustrated that class, noble fabrics and caramel tones look marvellous on both men and women of all ages. This is a one-of-a-kind label that we’ll be keeping a close eye on.
Ça va de soi offered up more of the same cultivated style with its new collection. Its simple, high-quality knits gently hug the silhouette. These are essential items that have a place in any woman’s wardrobe, from the professional working woman to the casual jetsetter.
Samuel Dong served up an exhilarating, temporally indistinct look with the diversity of his inspirations. The soundtrack, which brought to mind the movies of David Lynch, helped to capture our attention. True to form, Samuel Dong magnifies women and endows them with a glamorous self-confidence thanks to the richness of his fabrics, the diversity of his colour palette and the volume of his pieces.
The evening drew to a close with Vancouver label Abol (previously known as Shefelt), whose designer proved that she’s in full control of the transformative processes made possible by different materials. Using reclaimed and recycled raw materials as her starting point, she adeptly fashions noble and feminine creations in a style that combines both elegance and trendiness. Special mention should be made of the work of Montréal stylist Marie-Ève Venne, who struck a perfect balance in accessorizing these exceptional garments, creating a note of discreet harmony.