1. Fur and more fur: Montreal Fashion Week was positively crawling with it—real, recycled and faux.
2. Ballerina Influences: From frothy tulle to literal Black Swan references, Montreal designers were right en pointe.
3. Black: Alright, technically the shade never goes out of style, but for Fall ’11, Montreal designers tapped the sleek, silhouette-flattering staple like it was.
4. Bold Lips: Both on the runway and off, a punchy-coloured pout was the beauty statement of choice.
5. Bundling Up: Weather-appropriate wear is hot, hot, hot. Think cozy knits, toasty gloves, layer-worthy turtlenecks and structured wools.
6. Neons: Forget about subtle shots of it—fluorescent shades lit up entire looks, as seen at !Nu.I., Denis Gagnon and Marie Saint Pierre.
7. Animal Prints: Designers and spectators alike were wild for hide-inspired prints.
8. White: Clean, elegant and somewhat terrifying to wear, blanched-out looks will be white-hot next winter.
9. Capes: The runways were chock-a-block with caped styles. Hooded, belted, in solid colours and plaids—the throw-and-go topper is the season’s cold-weather essential.
10. Chapeaus: Whether it’s wide-brimmed à la Barilà, the fedoras seen at Marie Saint Pierre or one of the many cloche and trapper-hat styles that appeared this week, anything goes when it comes to topping it off in style.