After Hours At The McCord Museum – Montreal Fashion Tech

After Hours at the McCord – Montreal Fashion Tech is organized by the McCord Museum in partnership with Ville de Montréal and Montreal Digital Spring, and the contribution of Valérie Lamontagne / 3lectromode.

Exceptionally until midnight, with two live DJs and two free drinks per person! Learn about tomorrow’s fashion and unprecedented technical innovation

  • Fashion Mapping, 3D scan stations, wearables, immersive demonstrations, interactive experiences
  • Privileged encounters with designers, VR fashion designs, creative workshops
  • Contests, prizes to win, and surprises on site!

ON THE PROGRAM

Enter the world of Expo 67 and experience the effervescence of Montreal’s fashion moment with the new exhibition Fashioning Expo 67!

ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES
  • Fashion Mapping – Premiere projection: attend the unveiling of a light creation by MAPP MTL and the Cégep Marie-Victorin.
  • Live painting: follow the live creation of a work of art on fashion’s future—to be won during the evening!—by the Montreal painter Marie-Chloé Duval.
  • Live music: house set by ROUX Soundsystem followed by the duo AndFriends.
SMART FASHION DESIGN
  • Men’s fashion 3D scan: meet the tailor Nathon Kong and try out his brand new concept for a bespoke suit with a customizable interior pocket.
    CONTEST in collaboration with Whatisadam: win a tailor-made suit customized by the famous street artist!
  • High fashion shoes: be wowed by Anastasia Radevich’s five dazzling designs and find out how they’re made, from 3D modelling to hand fabrication.
  • Custom interactive fashion: enter Stefanka’s smart dressing room that allows you to receive recommendations for the fittest clothes, thanks to 3D digitization. Try the perfect Lilianne Lingerie bra or the ideal Simons Le 31 shirt. $100 Simons gift card to win on site, as well as Lilianne Lingerie products and gift card!
  • Next generation Fashion Tech: admire the collection Mode futuriste 1967-2017 designed by students at the École de mode du Cégep Marie-Victorin and of the Sciences informatiques et mathématiques program at the Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne, a Vestechpro initiative in collaboration with VTÉ.
  • The Rhinoceros pop-up by Phi: ephemeral décor by a Montreal designer and a selection of special upcycled products 15% off.
ON WEARABLES
  • Experience a memorable nighttime thanks to the smart PixMob Klik bracelet (ADVANCE SALE ONLY)! A connected wristband which allows you to interact with space and people around you; it also illuminates during highlights of the evening.
  • Virtual design workshop: create your own virtual dress with Imagine 360, equipped with a digital paintbrush and a virtual reality helmet!
  • Sensor introduction workshop: learn how to integrate sensors into clothing and accessories with Vestechpro and VTÉ.
  • Vibrate to the beat: experience music like never before with the SUBPAC vest that transmits sound waves to the body!
NEW GUIDED TOURS
  • Fashioning Expo 67
    The Future of Fashion: A Return to the Traditional? Discover how Michel Robichaud and Marielle Fleury found inspiration in artisanal know-how to create the Expo 67 outfits.
    Modernity Versus Conformity in Fashion: Learn more about the influence the period’s political conservatism had on Expo 67’s textile designs.
  • Wearing our Identity. The First Peoples Collection
    The Other Smart Fashion: Aboriginal Clothing. Understand the intelligent design of five First Peoples accessories and clothing items.

Themed bars by Invasion Cocktail, Romeo’s Gin, Domaine Neige’s Smac! cider and Birra. Bouchées by Branzino. Techno photobooth by National Bank: bring home your photographs of the evening!

Montreal Digital Spring is produced in association with Journal Métro and the support of Concertation Montréal, Tourisme Montréal and La Vitrine. The government of Québec has also supported the project, under the Entente Montréal 2025 agreement administered by the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine. Additionally, Montreal Digital Spring is supported by PwC, Romeo’s Gin et OVH.

Join the event on Facebook to be kept in the loop and get all the details!

Source: McCord Musem / Photo Credit: Cameron Bradish

COS 10th Anniversary Capsule Collection

Since its beginning in 2007 at London based boutique on Regent Street, COS offers high-quality collections of wardrobe essentials featuring modern, minimalist and tactile design. After several years of international expanding, the Swedish brand opened its doors in Montreal in Fall 2015.

To honor its 10th anniversary, COS launches on March 24th a limited worldwide capsule collection influenced by art and Japanese design. This collection features 10 garments  for women, men and children created in puzzle style. These methods create a refined collection with slumped volumes and rectilinear silhouettes.

The collection is designed with lightweight cotton and technical polyester fabrics in a minimalist palette of sand and white. Just in time for Spring!

COS

1310 Ste-Catherine W, Montreal

Suitsupply Montreal Store Grand Opening

Suitsupply Montreal Store – Photo Credit: Suitsupply

Founded in 2000 by Fokke de Jong in Amsterdam, this Dutch company specialized in crafted men’s tailoring has since grown to over 80 international stores. As a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, Suitsupply is not involved in exploitation of child labour.

After Toronto, Suitsupply opens its second store in the heart of downtown Montreal. Grand Opening cocktail was held on Thursday, March 2nd with la crème of Montreal fashion bloggers and aficionado. This drink-filled evening was lively by Dj Bart Thimbles coming straight from Amsterdam for the occasion.

Suitsupply Montréal Store – Photo Credit: Pamela Lajeunesse

Also known for its sexist photography and ad campaigns, the company is trying to improve his image by being less provocative. Let’s have a look at Beach Boys Spring/Summer 2017 collection, hot days are coming earlier this year….
Suitsupply
2152 De La Montagne Street, Montreal

Bridal Boudoir Affair: Montreal’s Most Glamorous Wedding Exhibition

Wedding table by Aura Design

Wedding season is at our doors…but don’t panic because team Maddy K has selected la crème de la crème to set up the wedding of your dream. The 8th edition of Bridal Boudoir Affair was held at Hyatt Regency on Sunday, February 26th. This year, the theme was Rosé because Rosé makes everyone happy as children in front of this sweet table designed by Pâtisserie Tillemont.

Sweet table by Pâtisserie Tillemont

If you are a bride-to-be, you probably already know that many trends are competing for this upcoming wedding season and the choice of the best suited dress to walk down the aisle is getting difficult! My advice for you is to go with a dress you feel comfortable to wear and which reflects a picture of your personality.

The fashion show is the centerpiece of this glamorous event and features wedding gowns by renowned international fashion designers available in local wedding boutiques such as White Montreal and Galleria Della Sposa. Each dress seen on the catwalk were designed with elegance, femininity and fineness.

For more info and to get the list of Montreal’s talented wedding professionals, visit Bridal Boudoir Affair website at bridalboudoiraffair.com.

6 Tips To Save Your Feet

Walking in high heels is beautiful but could be very painful! Dr Nekessa Remy, a Canadian Chiropractor and an advocate of several specialties which include Women’s Health and Custom Orthotics, has 6 tips to share with you in order to wear your favourite pair of heels or step out in those new stilettos comfortably.

1. Choose a lower heel

Michelle Obama has done wonders for the reincarnation of kitten heel. A heel less than two inches with a wide heel base and thicker heel will spread the load more evenly and offer more support.

2. wear soft insoles to reduce the impact on your knees

“Chiropractic offices and other specialists who focus on the feet provide patients with customized orthotics. Not only are these orthotics custom to your foot but they are specifically designed for heels.”

3. Make sure your heels are the right size

“If it’s too big, the foot will slide forward, putting even more pressure on the toes. Pick a shoe with a wide enough toe box to allow you to wiggle your toes comfortably.”

4. wear heels on days that require limited walking or standing

“Try to save your heels for special occasions, dinner dates and other dressier times, Also, when you do have to wear your heels, make sure you take time to sit down and rest your feet throughout the evening.”

5. Alternate your shoe choice throughout the day or from one day to the next

“Don’t wear your high heels all day, every day; and wear more comfortable shoes, such as athletic or walking shoes for commuting to and from work. Wearing shoes that allow your body to move naturally during walking will minimize the stress on your feet, legs, hips and back.”

6. Stretch

“Take time every day to stretch your calf muscles and feet. Try standing on the edge of a step with your shoes off. With your weight on the balls of your feet and your heels extending off the edge, drop your heels down to stretch. Hold for 20 seconds. Another great exercise is taking a tennis ball and rolling it under the arch of your foot.”

Sentaler delivers “Milestone Gifts” for patients at SickKids for the #SENTALER4SICKKIDS initiative

Bojana Sentaler (center) with members from SickKids – Photo credit: Mathew Tsang

Bojana Sentaler, Designer and Creative Director of SENTALER, the Canadian luxury outerwear brand, delivered custom kids hats as “Milestone Gifts” for patients at The Hospital for
Sick Children (SickKids) as part of the #SENTALER4SickKids initiative.

The #SENTALER4SickKids initiative officially launched in August of 2016 and will continue until March 2017, with 25% of all hat sales directly benefiting SickKids Foundation, which raises funds on behalf of SickKids and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada.

Photo credit: Mathew Tsang

We want the public to know that our fundraising efforts with SickKids will continue into the spring of 2017 and we hope that people continue to promote and support this great initiative. Every hat helps!” says Bojana Sentaler, Designer and Creative Director, SENTALER.

The Petites by Coton Mouton

Coton Mouton Les Petites Black Doll

Coton Mouton recently launched a new dolls collection in collaboration with local designers such as Denis Gagnon, Helmer, Marie Saint Pierre and many more. The designers were asked to choose their favorite piece for scaling down to doll size.

coton-mouton Les Petites designer doll

Aude Le Dubé, founder of Coton Mouton, decided to design her own line of cloth dolls made in Montreal while trying to find a doll for her two years old niece. After months of work and research, she launched a line of handmade decorative cushions and organic cloth dolls.

coton-mouton-fall-collection

In addition to the designers clothes, a fall collection is also available and embraces the uniqueness of Canadian autumn with specific colors and textures. Visit the official website at cotonmouton.com to view the full collection.

Bridal Boudoir Affair 2016 #loveyourself

bridal boudoir affair

The 7th edition of Bridal Boudoir Affair was presented by Maddy K at Hyatt Regency Montréal on Sunday, March 13th.

Whatever you are planning a wedding, a corporate party, a birthday or another special event, the Bridal Boudoir Affair is the place to be! Each year, the finest local professionals of the wedding and event planning industry are selected to show you the latest trends and high quality products offered on the market.

The most anticipated moment of the event is the bridal fashion show directed by Andrew Ly with wedding dresses from White Montréal, Antoinette Di Carlo and Galleria della Sposa.

bridal boudoir affair

bridal boudoir affair

The Bridal Boudoir Affair was also the occasion to launch #loveyourself campaign. Since it is important to love yourself to find happiness, Maddy K in collaboration with Radio/TV personality Natasha Gargiulo host a retreat seminary all the year long to help you to have self esteem no matter what you have been through.

For more details, visit Maddy K website at www.maddyk.com.

Barbie Haute Couture Exhibit at Les Cours Mont-Royal

Yesterday evening, we have celebrated the launch of The Barbie Expo at Les Cours Mont-Royal.

Expo Barbie

For the first time in Montreal, a permanent exhibit dedicated to Barbie will be open to the public starting February 11th during regular business hours seven days a week. There are many kinds of Barbies from all over the world embodying roles of queens, movie stars, iconic figures, modern women, teenagers, etc.

To celebrate fashion Haute Couture, some of them are dressed by famous designers such as Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin and many more.

As you are maybe aware, the dolls have come under many critics over the past years for promoting a dream body image and for a lack of diversity. The company Mattel has recently announced the launching of new Barbies who are curvier, shorter, taller and skin coloured.

As a preview, here are a selection of pictures from instagram taken during the lauching event:

Credit: Hayley Juhl @hjuhl

Credit: Hayley Juhl @hjuhl

Credit: Isabelle Gauvin @igstylistes

Credit: Isabelle Gauvin @igstylistes

Credit: Sociale Montreal @socialemontreal

Credit: Sociale Montreal @socialemontreal

Credit: Cindy Charles @collectivelybe

Credit: Cindy Charles @collectivelybe

Credit: Alexa Lowe @stealingb

Credit: Alexa Lowe @stealingb

The exhibit admission is free and donations will be accepted for « Fais un Voeu ®» Québec.

Les Cours Mont-Royal

1455 Peel Street, Montreal

Level 2

Hats for Winter 2016

The temperature is still down… Don’t panic, stay warm in style 🙂

UP: Acne Studio (165$), Chloé (355$), DVF (148$), Eugenia Kim (250$)

DOWN: Gucci (420$), Isabel Marant Etoile (175$), Moncler (344$), The Elder Statesman (385$)