On the Runway

Top 10 Trends From Montreal Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Photo by Marc Muri

Photo by Marc Muri

Photo by Marc Muri

Photo by Marc Muri

Photo by Marc Muri

Photo by Marc Muri

Photo by Marc Muri

Photo by Marc Muri

Photo by Marc Muri

Photo by Marc Muri

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.