Fashion

THE TOP TEN TRENDS AT MONTREAL FASHION WEEK FALL/WINTER 2010

Photo by Anthea Simms

Photo by Anne MacRae

Photo by Anne MacRae

Photo by Anne MacRae

Photo by Anne MacRae

Photo by Anne MacRae

Photo by Anne MacRae

Photo by Anne MacRae

Photo by Anne MacRae

Photo by Anne MacRae

1. Shoulders
Peaked, padded, puffed up or pleated….No matter how you slice it, shoulders were the season’s standout feature.

2. (P)leather
Real or faux, the leather look is still super-hot. My favourite examples include Barilà’s ruched pleathers and the lace-up leather pants at Denis Gagnon.

3. Shine
From the brilliant baubles at Micalla to the sequined leggings and blazers at Barilà to the glossy fabrics at Muse, it’s clear the trend hasn’t lost its lustre just yet.

4. Headgear
Your best bet for next fall is to top it off with a be-bowed beret (as seen at Soïa & Kyo), a cozy fur trapper hat (as seen at Harricana par Mariouche) or a playful hair piece like the ones that appeared on the Coccolily catwalk.

5. Playing peekaboo
Next season is no time for modesty if the pant-less looks at Bodybag by Jude, sexy slits at Helmer and skin-baring styles at Coccolily and Denis Gagnon are any indication.

6. Winter whites
Cool whites and chic cuts made for killers combinations at Coccolily and Marie Saint Pierre.

7. Signature styles
Whether it’s Marie Saint Pierre’s draped jersey, Soïa & Kyo’s classic-with-a-twist coats or Denis Gagnon’s chic zip trims, designers stayed committed to what they do best.

8. Grey
Next to black it was the neutral of choice, appearing in the form of stylish schoolyard staples at Barilà, a military-inspired coat at Muse and a so-sexy slinky one-shoulder dress at Nadya Toto.

9. Thigh-high tights
Forget demure damsel—let your lace-top thigh-highs see the light of day come next fall.

10. Bloggers
The web-savvy set’s influence is taking hold this side of the border, too, with plenty of fresh faces in the front row, including our very own tutu-clad Tavi 2.0.