On the Runway

The Top 10 Trends From Montreal Fashion Week

#1 Cinched Waists
Belted or nipped, the feminine form was front and centre in nearly every collection.

#2 Graphic Designs
For a week of Spring season shows there were surprisingly few florals as designers gravitated instead toward graphic prints.

#3 LBDs and LWDs
The week was filled with lots of little black and little white dresses for soirée-filled springs, from the classic cuts at Muse to the saucy little textured number at Barilà.

#4 Playing Peekaboo
Get maximum exposure with single layers of lace, sheer sleeveless blouses and strategically placed cutouts as seen at Ève Gravel, Paria Lambina, Barilà and Coccolily.
#5 Colour blocking
Bright, broken up sections of fabric looked fresh at Marie Saint Pierre, while Valerie Dumaine’s dark, sculptural versions offered a more subdued take on the trend.

#6 Short Cuts   
If Coccolily’s bold-hued bloomers and Second’s hot pants are any indication of what’s to  come, we’d better start hitting up the StairMaster now.

#7 Pleating
Whether finely fluted or in the form of wide folds, pleating popped up on everything from jacket pockets to flouncy and structured skirts.

#8 Ruffles
Cascading frills added a feminine touch not just to necklines and sleeves but all over as well, as seen at Lovas Wesley Badanjak.
#9. Rouge Allure
Love for the fiery hue burned bright with David Dixon’s gorgeous evening gowns, Second’s scorching skinny jeans and Barilà’s red-hot romper.
#10. Sailor Stripes
Whether straightforward, as seen at Ève Gravel, or reinterpreted at Valérie Dumaine, it seems the popular seafaring style is sticking around for another season.