On the Runway

6 Stand Out Looks from Montreal Fashion Week SS14

Spring in September continues and so do the trends as we select our favourite looks from Canadian designers showing in Montreal this season

Photos by Jimmy Hamelin and Agnieszka S. (top right)

Photos by Jimmy Hamelin and Agnieszka S. (bottom row, middle)

Fashion Week in New York, London and Montreal has finished already (where does the time go?) and so it’s on to Milan, with Toronto wrapping up the fashion frenzy next month. The trends coming out of the Spring 2014 shows so far include sheer, nineties, crop tops, the end of short shorts, the new wrap skirt and more. Check out editor Miranda Purves’ top 10 trends from New York Fashion Week and assistant fashion news editor Emily Ramshaw’s London Fashion Week diary for all the dreamy details. What’s happening here at home? Check out six stand out looks from Canadian designers at Montreal Fashion Week.

Melissa Nepton Spring 2014; Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

Melissa Nepton Spring 2014; Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

Melissa Nepton takes last season’s matchy-matchy suit trend and mashes it up with pyjama dressing, adding a dash of sheer to keep it fresh.

Marilyne Baril Spring 2014; Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

Marilyne Baril Spring 2014; Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

Marilyne Baril takes one of Resort’s trendsthe high-waisted, wide-legged draped pantand pairs it with every gym’s favourite trend, the crop top.

Caroline Constas Spring 2014; Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

Caroline Constas Spring 2014; Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

Are those seagulls? Whatever the species, there’s nothing fowl about this whimsical jacket and sheer shirt combo from Caroline Constas (see what I did there?).

UNTITLD Spring 2014; Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

UNTITLD Spring 2014; Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

Sheer in all the right places and flattering, this LBD by UNTITLD is dangerous without being de trop.

Annie 50 Spring 2014; Photo by Agnieszka S.

Annie 50 Spring 2014; Photo by Agnieszka S.

Patchwork has been on the radar since last season with a strong push for fall, especially in denim. This sweet frock by Annie 50 is a piece that can be worn year round, just swap the sunny platforms for a chunky heeled boot and add a jacket (may we suggest one with seagulls?).

Laruelle Spring 2014; Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

Xavier Laruelle Spring 2014; Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

Nineties minimalism was all over New York Fashion Week and this simple sheath by Xavier Laruelle falls right into the category of “inspired by Caroline Bessette Kennedy,” a trend Purves picked out from the front row.